Monday, July 24, 2017

Garden Fresh Nicoise Salad

We have had a fabulous production from our garden vegetables this year. It is really nice to pick the garden early in the day then come to the kitchen to decide what to create from the wonderful garden bounty. This Garden Fresh Nicoise Salad is made with vegetables right out of the garden and the flavor of the vegetables and dressing is a delicious combination! Our family loves this salad and it is one that we make the year round, of course we enjoy it more when our vegetables come right out of the garden.

Garden Fresh Nicoise Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


We Are Starting With Our Fresh Green Beans


Garden Fresh Nicoise Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Then Some Garden Potatoes

Garden Fresh Nicoise Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Some Beautiful Fresh Lettuce From  
The Lettuce Tub

Garden Fresh Nicoise Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Shake Some Awesome Dressing

Garden Fresh Nicoise Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Garden Fresh Nicoise Salad
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
For The Salad
1 pound green beans
1 pound small new red or russet potatoes
salt for the boiling water
4 or 5 radishes
3/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
3 eggs, hard boiled
For The Dressing
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
8 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons whole ground mustard
1 glove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
6 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
Adjust the seasons to your taste.
Directions
The Dressing
In a pint jar with a lid, pour in the olive oil, vinegar, honey, mustard, garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne, and onion salt. Place the lid on the jar and shake until the mixture becomes creamy. Remove the lid and place the dill in the mix. Replace the lid and gently shake. Keep the dressing at room temperature until ready to use.
Hard boil the eggs , peel them and place them in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Prepare The Vegetables
Wash the vegetables. Trim the green beans and slice the radishes very thin. Pit and slice the olives.
Place the potatoes in a large stew pot and cover with water. Add enough salt to make the water very salty.
Boil the potatoes until they are tender, then remove them to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Reserve the potato water in the stew pot.
Remove the potatoes from the ice water bath and place them on a cooling dish.
In the potato water, place the green beans and cook them until they are just tender. Remove the green beans and put them into the ice water bath to stop the cooking. 
Remove the green beans from the ice water bath and drain in a colander.
Place the potatoes into a very large mixing bowl and drizzle some of the dressing over the potatoes. Let them sit in the bowl with the dressing for a few minutes.
Place the lettuce into a mixing bowl and drizzle some dressing over the lettuce, then take the lettuce and place it on your serving platter.
Remove the potatoes from the bowl and place them on the lettuce.
Toss the green beans with dressing in the mixing bowl then place them on the platter.
Cut the eggs in wedges and place them on the platter.
Scatter the olives and radishes over the salad.
Drizzle some of the dressing over the salad to your taste.
Garnish with fresh dill.
Serve Cold.
Enjoy!

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Garden Fresh Nicoise Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Ready To Serve and  Enjoy!

Garden Fresh Nicoise Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

I hope you can find some fresh vegetables to make this salad, it really is delicious. Thanks so much for stopping by today to spend some time with us, we always enjoy your visits. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

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5 comments:

  1. What a beautiful way to serve up your harvest!

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  2. Hi Miz Helen, this would fit perfectly in Food on Friday: July under the French Food theme. Hope you bring it on over to share with everybody. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

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  3. I love the idea of picking everything from the garden - Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner link up!

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  4. I love this salad and haven't had it in years! pinning!

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  5. what a great idea I am a salad lover and want to try this soon
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