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    Pesto Nicoise Salad

    Pesto Nicoise Salad. Photo by threeovens

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    Total Time:

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    30 mins

    15 mins

    15 mins

    threeovens's Note:

    A fresh, delicious, and filling twist on an old classic. The salad is named for the nicoise olives, but I use kalamata since nicoise are not available. This recipe is adapted from the June/July 2009 issue of "Everyday with Rachael Ray." The pesto I used is Basil Pesto.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cover potatoes and eggs with cold water in a large saucepan and heat to boiling; cook about 10 minutes until potatoes are tender.
    2. 2
      Drop in green beans and cook 3 to 4 minutes.
    3. 3
      Drain potatoes and green beans and allow to cool.
    4. 4
      Place eggs in cold or ice water bath to cool.
    5. 5
      Meanwhile in a large serving bowl, combine pesto, olive oil, vinegar, tomatoes and olives.
    6. 6
      Add potatoes and green beans and stir; adjust for salt and pepper, if necessary.
    7. 7
      Cut eggs into wedges and arrange on top; serve.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 01, 2009

      45

      Very enjoyable main dish salad. Good combination of ingredients.

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    • on September 02, 2009

      This is not an authentic Nicoise salad. Although one is obviously free to vary from the authenitc, frozen beans are a true sacralege, since the authentic vesion doesn't even use haricot vert. The salad is not named for nicois olives but for the city of Nice, France. Recpie 103371 is authentic. Also see http://www.nicerendezvous.com/FR/LA-SALADE-NICOISE-RECETTE-CUISINE-DE-NICE-n-1335.html

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    • on July 31, 2009

      55

      This was really quite tasty! I had everything fresh out of the garden (minus the olives and eggs). It really made a great summer dish! Thanks for the post.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pesto Nicoise Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (268 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 419.7
     
    Calories from Fat 202
    48%
    Total Fat 22.5 g
    34%
    Saturated Fat 3.9 g
    19%
    Cholesterol 211.5 mg
    70%
    Sodium 385.3 mg
    16%
    Total Carbohydrate 44.7 g
    14%
    Dietary Fiber 9.0 g
    36%
    Sugars 3.7 g
    15%
    Protein 11.8 g
    23%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    pesto sauce

    white wine vinegar

    nicoise olives

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