Salade Nicoise with Grilled Fresh Tuna
Why This Recipe Works
For our ideal salad Niçoise recipe, we wanted to put together well-dressed, well-seasoned components that would complement rather than crowd one another. We paired fruity extra-virgin olive oil and lemon juice to create the base of the vinaigrette, then added fresh thyme, basil, oregano, shallot, and Dijon mustard to deepen the flavor. We used only the finest tuna, vine-ripened tomatoes, butterhead lettuce, fresh green beans, freshly boiled eggs, and Red Bliss potatoes—and seasoned and dressed each component of the salad individually.