...Niçoise Salad

Since returning from France, one of the places that I find myself thinking about the most is Nice. Right on the Mediterranean coast the sun, sea and amazing food and produce are enough make me consider moving there permanently. During the week of our visit we rented an apartment steps away from the famous produce market of the old town. Here is a recipe for Niçoise salad that was made with all the best ingredients that market had to offer, including fresh lettuce, briny olives, green beans and a dressing made with the local olive oil and a black truffle Dijon mustard.
- 1 head of lettuce
- Green beans
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Fingerling potatoes
- Olives
- Lemon
- 2 eggs
- Olive oil
- Truffle Dijon mustard

1. Start by boiling the potatoes and eggs in a large amount of salted water until the potatoes are fork tender then add in the green beans for another two minutes

2. Strain the green beans and potatoes then chill in ice water

3. Make the dressing by whisking together the juice of one lemon, 2 tbsp Dijon mustard, 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper to taste
4. Wash and dry the lettuce then arrange onto a large platter

5. Half the boiled potatoes and scatter over the lettuce along with the green beans, cherry tomatoes, olives and quartered eggs

6. Top the salad with dressing and lemon zest



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