This Vegan Nicoise Salad is packed full of nutrients and amazing flavors! This salad-meal recipe can be made in just 30 minutes for a quick and easy dinner!
Nicoise Salad is a traditional French salad recipe. It is the inspiration for our beloved Chef’s Salad and is full of a variety of vegetables, that have a variety of tastes and textures that make this dish a real meal. Is is not your lettuce, tomato, and cucumber side salad. This Vegan Nicoise salad is a full meal that is brimming with satisfying flavor.
There are a few ingredients that are always in a traditional Nicoise Salad:
Potatoes: These tubers are one of my favorite ingredients in this dish. They are a hearty and satisfying bite. Most salads call for baby fingerling potatoes, and we don’t deviate from the norm! These baby potatoes have a velvety smooth texture and mild flavor. We do up the ante by tossing them in an easy to make and flavorful caper oil.
Green beans: Green beans are an OG Nicoise Salad member. They add fresh flavor and a nice texture contrast. We blanch the beans before adding them to the salad so that they are tender, but still maintain some fresh crunch.
Cherry tomatoes: These bright juicy tomatoes are present in every Nicoise Salad I have laid my eyes on. They add nice sweetness and some garden fresh flavor.
Olives: These salty spheres add great flavor to our salad. They are full of savory flavor and help bring the whole dish together.
After you have these ingredients, traditional Nicoise Salads also contain seared tuna and hard boiled eggs. If you would like to add some protein to your salad, feel free to add these ingredients in, but our Vegan Nicoise Salad opts for a lighter but super satisfying ingredient instead: marinated and grilled artichokes.