The salad may include raw red peppers, shallots, artichoke hearts and other seasonal raw vegetables, but according to many sources, excludes cooked vegetables, such as green beans and potatoes, which are commonly served in variations of salade niçoise around the world. Green beans harvested in the spring, when they are still young and crisp, may be present.
^ ab"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. Des crudités, que des crudités."