Veggie Salade Niçoise for Bastille Day

It’s the 14th July, Bastille Day in France so a French lunch was needed. It may be quite cold and pouring with rain (yet again) but I still think a lovely salad makes the perfect lunch. This is my veggie version of a Salade Niçoise – obviously it can’t really be authentic without the tuna and anchovies, but it still tastes pretty nice (nicer?) and is certainly very French and summery in feel.

Veggie Niçoise Salad (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)

use amounts you like/need of each vegetable

  • new potatoes, cooked and cooled, cut into bite sized pieces
  • green beans, blanched for 3-4 minutes, then refreshed in cold water
  • crunchy salad leaves, I used frisée
  • yellow pepper, cut into thin strips
  • cherry tomatoes, halved
  • black olives

– Assemble all the vegetables on a decorative plate.

– Drizzle with the shallot and mustard vinaigrette (recipe to follow)

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Welcome. I'm a Cordon Bleu trained chef and mother with a passion for cooking vegetarian food. All recipes featured here are dairy, egg, and nut-free, thus 'accidentally' vegan, as my children are allergic to those. My aim is to recreate any dish, even what seems impossible, but free of the ingredients we can't have, and log my exploits here. Please browse what is now several hundred recipes. All the recipes posted (unless stated) are my own creations.

6 thoughts on “Veggie Salade Niçoise for Bastille Day

  1. Definitely nicer! Beautiful Lucy! Excited for the dressing recipe, it’s the first thing I thought about when I saw your photo!

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