Salade Nicoise

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Hello Everyone

I am back to blogging , after taking a sabbatical of long six months lol .. I missed my favourite thing in the world to do , make food , style it , shoot it and share the love with the world . First of all I would like to apologize to everybody for leaving blogging with out further notice , new job , India trip, a tiny injury all these added up . Now looks like I have got my mojo back to write things and publish them , which I enjoy doing the most and satisfies me . With few new year resolutions here I am back with blogging and I will be exploring a lot of new flavours and dishes this time instead of just sticking to traditional dishes , but I will most certainly few traditional dishes as well.

Now I need to really start talking about the recipe , so lets get into the basics about Salade Nicoise what it is and why I chose this salad as my coming back recipe.

What is this Salad ?

Pronounced as Ni Swaz , this salad originated from the Nice region of France. (Wikipedia)

It is traditionally made with hard boiled eggs , tomatoes , olives , olive oil and Tuna then garnished with Anchovies , some people even add vegetables like red peppers , green beans and/ or potatoes .I have made tons of differences from the traditional salad , I have used salmon instead on tuna , I have made a dressing with grainy mustard to give an extra kick to it . This salad is protein rich with all the good ingredients in it and if you can prep before hand you can have a delicious lunch at your desk as well .

Now lets see how to make this salad , you will thank me after you read this recipe LOL
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Salade Nicoise
Serves 2
A delicious summer salad
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Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
2 hr 10 min
Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
2 hr 10 min
478 calories
35 g
191 g
16 g
48 g
3 g
667 g
597 g
10 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
667g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 478
Calories from Fat 146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g
25%
Saturated Fat 3g
13%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 191mg
64%
Sodium 597mg
25%
Total Carbohydrates 35g
12%
Dietary Fiber 6g
26%
Sugars 10g
Protein 48g
Vitamin A
89%
Vitamin C
93%
Calcium
11%
Iron
21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the salad
  1. Micro greens/ Baby Spinach/ Spring Mix / Baby Kale - 1 cup
  2. Green Beans - one fist full
  3. Salmon - 1/2 cup flaked
  4. Hard boiled eggs - 1
  5. Cherry Tomatoes - 5 or 6
  6. Potatoes - one medium
  7. Olives- 1 tablespoon
For the Dressing
  1. Anchovies- 3 to 4 pieces
  2. Lemon Juice - 3 tablespoon
  3. Olive Oil- 4 tablespoon
  4. Grainy Mustard - 1 Tablespoon
  5. Salt & Pepper - as needed
Instructions
  1. 1. First and foremost we need to make salmon , we can't have raw salmon right lol . Preheat your oven to 400 F . In a baking sheet line with parchment paper , place the salmon sprinkle salt & pepper and brush 2 tablespoons of olive oil on it . Let the salmon cook for 20 to 25 minutes in the oven and we will prep the other ingredients
  2. 2. Make hard boiled eggs , peel and keep it aside . Slightly blanch the green beans because we need a crunch to the beans it shouldn't be overcooked . Also boil the potatoes , it would be good idea to steam it instead of cooking it in water or pressure cooking it . Do not cut the potatoes , you need to use the whole potatoes , I repeat DO NOT CUT THE POTATOES
  3. 3. So now we have all the ingredients to be cooked ready except salmon because its still in the oven glistening with olive oil with all its glory .
  4. 4. And it's the time to whip up our salad dressing . Place all the ingredients for dressing in a bowl and using a fork just break the anchovies down an whisk it thats all , isn't that easy .
  5. 5. Our salmon is ready its cooked yaay . So i am sure you all know we can't use hot ingredients for a salad lol . SO all these prep work can either be done in the afternoon to have the salad in the night or the night before to have the salad for lunch . When the salmon is cooked flake it and keep the chunks in the fridge as well
  6. 6. Now the drum roll we are going to assemble THE SALAD
  7. Place the greens first , then the green beans , then fish , then cherry tomatoes , then potatoes , then hard boiled eggs , then the olives and slightly toss it with the salad dressing . Thats it finish it with sea salt and you are all good to go .
  8. 7. Grab your favourite wine and enjoy this deliciousness to your hearts content
Adapted from Joy of Cooking
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calories
478
fat
16g
protein
48g
carbs
35g
more
Adapted from Joy of Cooking
Crackleandtemper http://crackleandtemper.ca/

 

I hope you all enjoyed my recipe , you have to promise me that you are going to make this at home and you are gonna flaunt pictures everywhere

Parvathy

XOXO
Nicoise2

Black Bean and Mango Salad with Chipotle Lime Dressing

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Hello Everyone !!!! 

Hope you all are enjoying this hot weather pheww, am not complaining lol we should all enjoy while it lasts . To beat this summer I am bringing you all a delicious mango black bean salad with a finger licking chipotle lime dressing . Trust me you have got to try this easy to make salad and I promise that you will never go wrong with this recipe . This salad is not only delicious & summery , its also loaded with vegetables and a low calorie dressing which you can make in bulk and freeze it in batches. 

I used the King of fruits (Mango) here because its my favourite fruit and its the most summery fruit I can ever think of lol . While growing up during summer times the amount of mangoes we have eaten is unbelievable . So I wanted to make something using that same fruit with a few different flavours in that . I have seen in several TV shows about the abundant use of mangoes (raw & ripe) in Mexican cuisine , that got me thinking about doing something similar . So few days of researching , reading few materials I decided to make a salad using ripe mangoes and black bean with a chipotle dressing . The idea behind this dressing is that I wanted to give some acidity & spice to the salad , and it worked perfect with mango & black bean. 
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Now let’s see how to make this delicious salad 

Black Bean & Mango Salad with Chipotle Lime Dressing
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
47 calories
10 g
0 g
0 g
2 g
0 g
80 g
60 g
2 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
80g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 47
Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 60mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 10g
3%
Dietary Fiber 3g
14%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
5%
Vitamin C
55%
Calcium
2%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the dressing
  1. Chipotle Chillies - 5 to 6
  2. Lime Juice - from 2 limes
  3. Cilantro- Chopped 2 tablespoon
  4. Garlic- 1 clove
  5. Paprika- 1/2 teaspoon
  6. Olive Oil- as needed to blend the dressing
  7. Salt- as needed
For the Salad
  1. Mango- diced 1 cup
  2. Black Bean - cooked 1/2 cup
  3. Cucumber- diced- 1/4 cup
  4. Red onions - 2 tablespoons
  5. Carrot- Grated for garnish
  6. Cilantro- chopped for garnish
  7. Salt- if required
Instructions
  1. 1. Soak the chipotle chillies in hot water for 30 minutes , you can also buy canned chipotle chillies and use them
  2. 2. In a food processor place the chillies , lime juice , cilantro , garlic , paprika and salt , blend it till smooth . You can add olive oil little by little to blend it smooth .
  3. 3. In a bowl place all the ingredients under salad , mix the dressing , chill it for an hour .
  4. 4. Season and garnish then serve
Notes
  1. 1. I have used canned black beans here , you can also use dried beans . You need to soak it overnight then pressure cook it .
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calories
47
fat
0g
protein
2g
carbs
10g
more
Crackleandtemper http://crackleandtemper.ca/

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