Sunday, July 18, 2021

Vegan Salad Nicoise

vegan salad Nicoise

Hot weather? Do what the French do- eat salads. 
Not every salad has lettuce in it. Salad Nicoise has a base of potatoes. 

I was introduced to authentic French cuisine and the famous Salad Nicoise on our first trip to the Cote D'Azur (French Riviera). We enjoyed our 10 day car journey (with our French cousins) along the beautiful Mediterranean coastline and visited Nice, Cannes, the village of Eze, Saint Tropez and Monaco. 

Nice, France, Sea, Mediterranean, French

Originating in Nice, France, the popular Salad Nicoise has become well known in the United States as well. The hearty salad typically includes potatoes, French green beans, wedged tomatoes, anchovies and or tuna fish, olives, sliced red onions, etc. Everything works for a vegan except the fish. Perfect for a hot summer day!

Green Bean, Food, Green, Healthy

I've been eating more salad meals this summer since the temperatures have been oppressively hot in the high 90's and very humid. Salad for a meal just feels right. 

Potatoes, Vegetable, Food, Harvest
Cube potatoes

If you saw my previous blog post, you saw my vegan herbed potato salad. Since I made enough to have leftovers, I decided to turn my leftovers into a Salad Nicoise by just adding ingredients.

I tossed my basic herbed potato salad with cooked green beans, capers, and chickpeas. I could have also added wedges of tomato and slices of red onion. It turned a side dish into a full meal.

Salad Nicoise makes a wonderful lunch or light dinner. My version is vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, filling and delicious. 

If you want a heartier meal, you could add a chilled soup such as my Mexican Zucchini, Corn, & Lime Soup found on page 151 of my Soups Cookbook which is eaten chilled. If you don't have my cookbook a similar recipe is on my blog link zucchini and corn soup recipe

Here is a link to : How to Order My New Soups Cookbook- Easy Plant-Based Soups from Farm To Ladle- Over 80 easy healthy soup recipes that you and your family will love with 80 wonderful quotes to give you Inspiration to live a healthier lifestyle. Makes a wonderful gift.

Mexican zucchini and corn soup
This easy soup recipe adds fresh uncooked corn off the cob and the zucchini can be made 
in the Instant Pot or stove top. Perfect with a salad.

Cookbook- Plant-Based Soups
80 recipes and 80 Inspirational Quotes 
                                                How to Order My New Soups Cookbook

This recipe is being shared on Deb's Souper Sunday Link Party where anyone can share (or find) a soup, salad, or sammie recipe. 


  1. Salads are on the menu a lot here too.

  2. I do like Salad Nicoise and this reminds me that I haven't made one in a long while. My husband eats lots of salads every day, but he doesn't eat potatoes except fries...
    Continue to enjoy your summer, Judee!

  3. This picture of the French Riviera is stunning! That must have been an unforgettable trip. And it's great that you learned to made salad nicoise, especially from your leftover potato salad! You're very resourceful. Also, I love the pretty paisley tablecloth!

  4. This sounds so hearty! I hope the heat wave breaks really soon. We are having the coldest winter in years :)

  5. I need to make a Nicoise salad--this looks so good. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week.


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