As with everything considered a classic, there are a lot of variations on a proper ‘Salade Niçoise’.
Some have radishes; some bell peppers; some, like mine, have potatoes and green beans.
All have olives and hard boiled eggs and tomatoes.
All are on a bed of lettuce.
Most have canned tuna; some have anchovies; some have both.
Only trendy restaurants … Continue reading.....
This is the penultimate salad of this season. (I like that word….)
We have been done eating them for a week or two but I didn’t want this to become a salad blog so I’m spacing the recipes.
We even managed to have a few ripe cherry tomatoes at the same time there was lettuce in the garden, which is … Continue reading.....
I still have a few salad recipes to post this summer. Unlike last summer, when we had no lettuce, this year we were inundated.
We ate it as fast as we could.
Considering the heat waves currently encompassing most of my world, I thought an easy salad would be appreciated.
I would be more sympathetic to the heat in the … Continue reading.....
There is nothing better at the end of a hot, busy day than a meal that requires absolutely no cooking at all.
No, I’m not talking about a sandwich eaten in front of the TV or takeout delivered to your door.
I’m talking about a simple, fresh salad, tossed and served with a chilled rosé, eaten while watching the sun … Continue reading.....
Last week there were health warnings coming at me from the internet, my phone, and the news about the ‘canicule‘ or heatwave.
Temperatures were expected to top 40C (104F) which they did.
By the weekend it had cooled down to a pleasant 30C (86F).
This week is just as hot chez nous, but either no one else … Continue reading.....
We all know that I can’t leave a recipe or idea as is.
Tampering, modifying, playing with…. all must be done.
I have always loved Taco Salads, but, while there is an underlying theme with all (or most) taco salads, they are not the same.
Except for that taco shell bowl thing in the US – that seems to be … Continue reading.....
After having no salads from my potager last year I may have been a bit too enthusiastic when planning and planting this year.
Suffice it to say that I am quite happy the row of dark Romaine I planted didn’t come up.
We have been eating salads once, if not twice, every day for two months.
We’re not tired of … Continue reading.....
This salad makes efficient use of one skillet. It needs to be big enough to hold the potatoes and beans.
You could, of course, use more skillets, but why would you?
If you don’t have teriyaki sauce use sweet soy sauce and reduce the quantity slightly.
If you don’t have teriyaki sauce or sweet soy sauce, use 2 tbs regular … Continue reading.....