Vegan Salade Niçoise

Vegan Salade Niçoise

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Salade niçoise is a typical salad from the south of France. Bursting with seasonal vegetables, this is a vegan version without eggs, tuna or anchovies. Simple and nutritious!


Serves: 4 

  • Salad
  • 750g new potatoes
  • 100g Puy lentils, or similar
  • 200g French green beans
  • 250g baby plum tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 yellow capsicum, finely diced
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 200g Moroccan dry black olives (or similar)
  • 280g jar of artichoke hearts in oil, drained and quartered
  • 1 small bunch basil, finely chopped
  • Vinaigrette
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:2hours cooling  ›  Ready in:2hours40min 

  1. Salad: Heat up some salted water in one large saucepan and 2 smaller ones. When the water is boiling cook potatoes in the large saucepan for 15 to 20 minutes until tender. Cook lentils in one of the smaller saucepans for 10 minutes until tender. Cook green beans for 10 minutes in the other smaller saucepan for 10 minutes. When cooked, lentils and green beans should be tender but still have a bite. Drain each separately and leave to cool.
  2. Place cooled lentils, potatoes and beans in a large salad bowl. Add tomatoes, capsicum, cucumber, onion, olives and artichokes followed by finely chopped basil.
  3. Vinaigrette: In a separate bowl by mixing mustard, olive oil and vinegar until you have a thick dressing.
  4. To Assemble: Toss salad and dressing together. Season to taste.
  5. Leave covered in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight. Remove from fridge 1/2 hour before serving to take the chill off. Give a toss to refresh and serve.

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