Monday, July 8, 2019

No-cook Summer Supper: Salade Niçoise

When it's too hot to cook, but you want to enjoy an easy-to-prepare meal at home, try making a salade niçoise. Having originated in Nice, France, the salad is traditionally composed of tomatoes, Niçoise olives, anchovies and hard-boiled eggs. Tuna, potatoes and green beans are frequently added.

My spin on a salad niçoise one Sunday recently included: canned tuna in olive oil, mixed olives, green beans, tomatoes, snow peas, marinated artichoke hearts, small red peppers (we refer to them as Peppadews, which I learned here is a brand name), hard-boiled eggs and feta cheese, all on a bed of Bibb lettuce. I drizzled some balsamic vinaigrette over the salad, and voila, dinner was served.

To make this simple supper even easier to make, I bought hard-boiled eggs at the grocery and left the green veggies raw. We enjoyed a refreshing pinot grigio with the salad and ate out on the porch. It was a bit toasty, and the flies were a nuisance, but sometimes that's what we have to deal with when dining outdoors.

What are your favorite no-cook summer meals? Do share!


  1. On a hot summer evening we are very happy with cheese and crackers and some summer sausage and fruit with a cold bottle of cider on the porch swing. We have a nice table in our screen porch but eating in the swing looking out at our woods, especially if it is later on in the evening when the lightening bugs are coming out, just says summer to us.

  2. I LOVE a nicoise salad anytime Claudia but especially when it is too hot to cook! Sounds yummy!


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