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Salad Niçoise (French pronunciation: [niˈswaz]) is a composed salad of tomatoes, tuna, hard-boiled eggs, Niçoise olives, and anchovies, dressed with a vinaigrette. It is served variously on a plate, platter, or in a bowl, with or without a bed of lettuce. The tuna may be cooked or canned.
The salad may include raw red peppers, shallots, and artichoke hearts, but according to many Nice sources, excludes cooked vegetables such as green beans and potatoes.
Americans are familiar with a version popularized by Julia Child.
Salad Niçoise topped with seared tuna
- ^ a b "The real Salade Niçoise recipe" (in French).|"[...] la salade Niçoise ne contient pas de légumes cuits. Dehors les pommes de terre bouillies et autres haricots verts."
- Julia Child, Julia's Kitchen.