Big, Bright and Beautiful

Dinner:  July 14, 2009

Some nights there’s nothing better than a big platter of Nicoise-style salad, served family style. Last night’s version featured my marinated grilled red peppers and pickled red onions in addition to the standard lineup of ingredients; my writeup of a previous version is here.

my plate

Summer suppers don’t get much easier, or prettier, than this.

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17 thoughts on “Big, Bright and Beautiful

  1. Oh my that looks like heaven on a plate…and the simplicity of the preparation is very appealing to me. Are the guys that look like shallots your pickled red onions? I would adore eating this salad…and i would have “help” with the tuna…and the green beans….from the feline family members.

  2. Sara says:

    This looks so amazing and delicious! You’ve inspired me to make a Nicoise tomorrow. I agree that it’s the perfect summer food, though I could happily have it for lunch every day!

  3. Jennifer Hess says:

    Wow, thanks so much everyone! Can you tell I’m a sucker for color? :D

    lo – We buy American Tuna: http://www.americantuna.com/

    Lindsey and Lydia – I can’t resist purple potatoes, and the ones I’ve been getting at the Boston Public Market are particularly good.

    quiltcat – Yep, those are the onions. I scored some tiny red bulb onions with the green tops still attached a while back, and pickled them in my usual pickling brine, but with a mixture of sherry and cider vinegar. They’re so good on salads, sandwiches, or just to munch on!

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