The Salad for all Seasons: especially if you’re in Nice when the sun is shining


The classic Viniagrette really goes the distance for adding flavor to foods.  It’s the perfect salad dressing, and also can be a fantastic marinade for meats and vegetables.

Combine in a shaker, or whisk in a bowl:

¼ C vinegar—pick your favorite wine, cider or citrus juice
½ C oil—the best tasting olive or nut oil
2-4 crushed cloves garlic or 1 T prepared mustard
¼ C chopped fresh herbs: parsley, chive, basil, thyme, rosemary, tarragon…
S & P

If you want a creamier dressing, add ¼ C mayonnaise

The famous salad niçoise (pronounced “Neece-waas”), includes green lettuce, sliced fresh tomatoes, cooked potatoes and green beans, and a hard-cooked egg.  Toasted pine nuts are a delightfully tasty addition. 

Pare that with a chilled glass of rosé, and gaze longingly beyond the port and over the open seas.

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