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.

17 thoughts on “Big, Bright and Beautiful

  1. lo says:

    Who can argue with that?
    So many colors, flavors, textures. It’s gorgeous.

    What kind of tuna do you use for your Nicoise?

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. I make this salad almost weekly…..but mine never looks this nice, because I mingle all the ingredients together to coat in the dressing, and top the egg on last!

  5. Jennifer Hess says:

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

    lo – We buy American Tuna:

    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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