Summer Nicoise Salad Platter

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June 18th, 2018
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This Summer Nicoise Salad Platter is the perfect thing to make for a crowd.  It’s a pick your own salad adventure!

Salad Nicoise

The Makings of a Nicoise Salad Platter

Nicoise Salad is my most favorite salad to make.  It’s full of protein and the variety of textures is magical on the pallet.  It’s also one of the best salads to serve on a platter, because it has so many components.  It spreads out in the middle of the table like a dream.  Now what do you need to make this platter?

Protein

Salmon is my protein of choice here, but you can also use the traditional tuna.  Canned or if you can get it fresh and lightly seared Tuna is divine.

Leaves

Having a variety of leaves makes it for a more colorful plate.  Here are some suggestions on what to add to your platter.

More Veggies

Having more veggies to choose from is wonderful in a platter.  Quick boil some green beans and asparagus and add some fresh radishes for crunch.  Avocado is also a great addition for some healthy fat.

Salad Nicoise

Herbs and dressing

Making the dressing free form makes it easier on you too.  Lay out some olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper.  Your guests can just drizzle as much or as little as they please.  I also like leaving out some fresh herbs that the can cut to add more flavor to the salad.

Serve Yourself

Like I said earlier salad platters also dress the table on it’s own with it’s vibrancy and accoutrements.  Once it’s out it’s a free for all.  Then all you need to do is relax and chill with your guests.  Pour that wine and make your own salad.

For other salad ideas you can also try my Crispy Kale Wild Rice Squash Salad or Crispy Kale and Potato Hash with Green Goddess Drizzle.

Photography by: Emily Dulla
Recipe and Styling by: Rezel Kealoha

 

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Summer Nicoise Salad Platter

This Summer Nicoise Salad Platter is the perfect thing to make for a crowd. It's a pick your own salad adventure! Great for summer entertaining.

Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 People
Author Rezel Kealoha

Ingredients

Proteins

  • 1 Pound Salmon
  • Oilve Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 6 Hard Boiled Eggs

Leaves

  • 1 Head Radicchio
  • 1 Head Purple Kale
  • 4 Endives Leaves Separated

Veggies

  • 1/4 Pound Green Beans Blanched
  • 1 Bunch Asparagus Blanched
  • 1 Watermelon Radish Sliced
  • 2 Avocado Sliced

Herbs and Dressing

  • 1 Bunch Chives
  • 1 Bunch Dill
  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Honey
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

Roast the Salmon

  1. Pre-Heat the oven to 450 degrees.  Drizzle olive oil and season salmon with salt and pepper.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Set aside to rest to room temperature.

Arrange the Platter

  1. On a large platter arrange the salmon, eggs, leaves, veggies and herbs.  Place the olive oil, vinegar, honey and salt and pepper in the middle of the table.  Have your guests serve themselves and relax for the rest of the meal.

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