Here is the authentic recipe for Salade Niçoise, and I’m sorry to say it is not at all what Julia Child has been teaching all these years!

I was shocked when I first read her recipe, so I made this video to help all of you poor non French people to make this delicious salad the right way
It’s actually much easier! And healthier.

No baked potatoes. No precooked green beans.
Just RAW vegetables, canned tuna, anchovies, olives and eggs.
That’s what peasants or fishermen from Nice would make and eat on the go so they used only fresh and raw veggies.

And don’t get me wrong, I love Julia Child, and she was not the only one to be in the wrong, nicoisewise. But I thought you might like to know the TRUTH!
(also there is a comity in Nice, where the Nicoise was invented, that protects the real authentic recipe so if you don’t want them to put all France in the streets to protest, better start making the authentic recipe now…)

3 eggs
1 garlic clove
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 cups arugula or mixed salad greens
4 tomatoes,
4 green onions
8 anchovy fillets in olive oil, drained
1 (5-ounce) can tuna in olive oil
6 large basil leaves, shredded
1/2 cup small black olives

Bon appétit les amis!

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