Saturday, April 6, 2019

Egg Salad Niçoise #OurFamilyTable


Today Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures has us looking at egg salad. She writes: "After all those Easter eggs, you're going to need some eggs-traordinary egg salad recipes. Not to mention Apr. 12 - 18 is National Egg Salad Week. Mayo, no mayo, avocado, sriracaha. Show us your show stopping egg salad!" Check out the line-up for inspiration on what to do with all your hardboiled eggs after Easter!

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Egg Salad Niçoise

I'll be honest: When I first signed up for the event, I had no idea what I meant by the title! I just knew that I wanted to make an egg salad with all of my favorite components of a Niçoise - hard boiled eggs, anchovies, haricots verts, potatoes, Niçoise olives, tomatoes, and a mustard vinaigrette. Beyond that, I was definitely winging it. So this is what resulted...

Ingredients serves 2

Salad
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, peeled and diced
  • 2 anchovies for garnish
  • 1 tomato, sliced into wedges
  • 2 handfuls of haricots verts, blanched
  • 6 new potatoes, boiled and halved
  • 2 T pitted Niçoise olives
  • 3 C torn lettuce leaves

Vinaigrette
  • 2 T Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 C champagne vinegar, or other mild-flavored vinegar such as rice-wine vinegar
  • 2 anchovies
  • 1 C olive oil
  • 1/2 t flake salt
  • 1/4 t freshly ground pepper, plus more to taste



Procedure

Vinaigrette
In a small bowl, crush 2 anchovies into a paste. Add in the mustard and vinegar, then begin whisking. Slowly pour in oil in a steady stream, whisking constantly until all the oil is included and dressing is creamy and emulsified. Fold in the salt and pepper; season with additional salt and pepper, as needed.


Salad
In a medium bowl, add diced hardboiled eggs and 2 to 3 T vinaigrette. Stir to incorporate and break up the yolks a little bit.

Plate 1-1/2 C lettuce per plate. Place egg salad on top of the lettuce. Add a pile of tomatoes, green beans, and potatoes, arranging them however you like. Drizzle dressing over the vegetables. Garnish the egg salad with a whole anchovy. 


Add a few grinds of freshly ground pepper. Serve immediately.

I'm still not totally sure that this is what Christie had in mind. Oh, well. Jake and I enjoyed it immensely!

3 comments:

  1. There is something about a composed salad that turns it into a meal. Love this take on a Nicoise salad. Think I will swap out the anchovies for tuna though.

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  2. It turned out great! Sounds delicious.

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  3. Love that you made this into a salad. It looks amazing, and the vinaigrette sounds so tasty!

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