Indulge in the vibrant flavors of this refreshing Vegan Salad Niçoise! 🥗🌱 Packed with crisp romaine lettuce, blanched green beans, cherry tomatoes, potatoes, cucumber, arugula, radishes, and green olives, this colorful dish is a feast for the senses. 🌈 Drizzled with a tangy Dijon mustard dressing, it’s the perfect balance of savory and fresh. 😋🍋 Whip up this delightful vegan twist on a classic favorite and enjoy some Mediterranean goodness at your summer picnic!
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A twist on the class Salad Nicoise
To make this recipe vegan, we are removing the eggs and tuna. However, there are great options to add protein back. You can add chickpeas, tofu, or even grilled tempeh to enhance the favors.
If you are hoping to add more plants to your diet, this recipe is one way to pack the greens throughout the day. This is also great for summer picnics. Just be sure to keep the dressing off the salad until just before you want to serve it.
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Each bite is packed with amazing flavors
Drizzled with a tangy Dijon mustard dressing, it strikes the perfect balance between savory and fresh. Not only does this salad delight your taste buds, but it also nourishes your body with wholesome ingredients.
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Are you craving a vibrant and refreshing salad bursting with flavors? Look no further than this delectable Vegan Salad Niçoise recipe. This plant-based twist on the classic French dish is packed with crisp romaine lettuce, blanched green beans, juicy cherry tomatoes, tender potatoes, refreshing cucumber, peppery arugula, crunchy radishes, and briny green olives. You can also add variations from your own garden.
Recipe: Gourmet Plant-Based Salad Nicoise
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Continuing the flavorful journey, the combination of ingredients in this Vegan Salad Niçoise offers a range of textures and tastes. The crispness of the romaine lettuce complements the satisfying crunch of blanched green beans, while the cherry tomatoes add a colorful element. The tender potatoes bring a hearty touch to the salad, while the cucumber, peppery arugula, and crunchy radishes contribute zest. The briny green olives provide a punch of flavor that perfectly ties the ingredients together. Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or simply looking for a nutritious and flavorful meal, this vegan twist on a classic favorite is sure to impress your taste buds and nourish your body with its vibrant array of ingredients.
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Continuing the flavorful journey, the combination of ingredients in this Vegan Salad Niçoise offers a symphony of textures and tastes. The crispness of the romaine lettuce complements the satisfying crunch of blanched green beans, while the burst of juiciness from the cherry tomatoes adds a delightful element. The tender potatoes bring a comforting and hearty touch to the salad, while the refreshing cucumber, peppery arugula, and crunchy radishes contribute a vibrant freshness. The briny green olives provide a punch of flavor that perfectly ties the ingredients together. Drizzled generously with a tangy Dijon mustard dressing, every forkful of this salad is a harmonious blend of savory, tangy, and crisp. Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or simply looking for a nutritious and flavorful meal, this vegan twist on a classic favorite is sure to impress your taste buds and nourish your body with its vibrant array of ingredients.
1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped or 4 cups fresh salad greens
1cup green beans, trimmed and blanched (boiled fur 3-5 minutes in hot water)
1cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2cup thinly sliced red cabbage
1cup cooked and chilled yellow potatoes, sliced
2 Persian cucumbers sliced
1cup arugula (tear apart if bigger leaves)
1/2cup sliced radishes (optional)
1/4cup finely minced spring onion
1/4cup pitted green olives sliced thinly
1/2cup Fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
1/2cup Fresh dill, chopped (optional)
For the dressing:
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2–3 tablespoons lemon juice (adjust to your palate)
1–2 tsp Dijon mustard (adjust to your palate)
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large salad bowl, arrange the chopped romaine lettuce or salad greens as the base.
Arrange the blanched green beans, cherry tomatoes, halved potatoes, cucumber slices, arugula, sliced radishes, green onion, and green olives on top of the lettuce.
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
Drizzle the dressing over the salad, and gently toss to combine all the ingredients.
Garnish the salad with freshly chopped almonds
Serve immediately and enjoy your modified vegan salad Niçoise!
Feel free to adjust the quantities or add any other vegetables or ingredients of your choice. Enjoy your delicious vegan salad! If you would like more protein, you can add chickpeas, grilled tofu or baked tempeh.
Prep Time:20 minutes
Keywords: vegan, salad, picnic
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