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If you have some left over potatoes from last night's dinner, an easy incorporation for another dinner is a Nicoise Salad. Sounds fancy, but really it's just the French version of a chopped salad. There's a little bit of everything in it. I made this salad this week, and everyone loved it because of all the different toppings available. I actually made it salad bar style so people could put what they wanted on it, instead of having to pick out what they didn't like.

Here's what I used to build the salad which serves six:

    •    2 grilled or otherwise cooked tuna steaks* (8 oz each) or 2-3 cans of tuna
    •    6 hard boiled eggs, peeled and either halved or quartered
    •    10 small new red potatoes, quartered
    •    Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    •    2 medium heads Boston lettuce or butter lettuce, leaves washed, dried, and torn into bite-sized pieces
    •    3 small ripe tomatoes, cored and cut into eighths
    •    1 small red onion, sliced very thin
    •    8 ounces green beans, stem ends trimmed and each bean halved crosswise
    •    1/4 cup niçoise olives
    •    2 Tbsp capers, rinsed and/or several anchovies (optional)

Mom's have you ever used grilled or left over potatoes in your green salads, and if so, how did you like it? Please share!

by on Jun. 13, 2011 at 12:00 AM
Replies (11-20):
SweetLuci
by Bronze Member on Jun. 13, 2011 at 1:59 PM

 Capers are really good in a salad. I love to add them to tartar sauce as well. Nicoise salad may sound strange, but it's really good. When I'm serviong to people who haven't had it before, I don't call it a salad, I just say it's a vegetable side dish. It seems to go over better that way.

Quoting Kimberly954:

I am kind of thinking the same thing. Not too sure about this. Plus no one in my family would like a salad with capers. I like to cook with them but not sure about them on a salad.

Quoting periwinkle163:

 I love potatoes but in a salad like that I just don't think I would care for that.


 




                                        

alliesmom112
by Member on Jun. 13, 2011 at 2:21 PM
Sounds yummy. I have never put potatoes in my salad.
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ceciliam
by on Jun. 13, 2011 at 2:22 PM

This sounds good:)

heathermichelle
by on Jun. 13, 2011 at 2:30 PM

No, I haven't. I only tend to stick with pepperoni, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, ham, pickles when adding to my salad. Not sure if  I would like that.

La-Belle-Vie
by on Jun. 13, 2011 at 2:40 PM

I have never used potatoes in a salad before but this is a good idea!

Madelaine
by Member on Jun. 13, 2011 at 2:41 PM

yum

KamiB79
by Member on Jun. 13, 2011 at 3:46 PM
Never used them.
sodapple
by New Member on Jun. 13, 2011 at 5:33 PM
I think my husband will like this salad. :)
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momkaribg
by on Jun. 13, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Me either but my Mom and Dh would like it also.

Quoting KaylaMillar:

i wouldnt like it but dh would


iluv2read
by on Jun. 13, 2011 at 6:36 PM
I don't think I've ever done that, but now I can't think of why I haven't? It's genius!

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