|2 cups Cherry tomatoes(halved)|
|15 Green beans|
|1/2 cup Canned chickpeas|
|few sprigs Thyme|
FOR THE DRESSING
|2 tbsp Olive oil|
|1 tbsp Honey|
|2 tsp Mustard sauce|
|1 tsp Pepper powder|
|1 tbsp Lemon juice|
|1/2 tsp Salt|
Salade Nicoise is a salad that originated in the French city of Nice. It is traditionally made of tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, Nicoise olives, and anchovies. Later many variations were brought in by leading chefs including Julia child and Nicoise salad saw the new avatars by adding beans, peppers and seasonal vegetable. I came across this recipe of the vegan Nicoise salad and chose to cook this.
This vegan Nicoise salad is a filling meal by itself. It has all the necessary nutrients that you would need in a meal. The saw vegetables that are added gives the necessary crunch and texture to the salad. The chickpea adds to the taste and the flavouring is added by thyme and the dill powders. Since fresh thyme was available, I have used it instead of thyme powder
By varying the ingredients we can get many versions of this salad. you can choose to add tuna, avocado, cooked beans, cooked potato, black olives and green olives. I have also seen parmesan in one of the variants. The choice is innumerable when you are creative.
Boil potatoes until it is soft. Let it cool completely. Remove the skin and dice it into small pieces.
Cut the beans into 2" piecesSteam the beans until soft. I pressure cooked it for 5 whistles without out adding extra water. Let it cool completely
Slice the onions very thinly
Cut the cherry tomatoes into halves
Cut the olives into half and remove the seeds
Drain the chickpea and keep aside
Mix all the ingredients under the dressing in a bowl. Whisk well
Transfer all the ingredients into a bowl. Mix well and serve. Taste it and adjust the salt accordingly
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