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Nicoise pasta: the perfect first course for a picnic – Italian Cuisine

Nicoise pasta: the perfect first course for a picnic

It has the same ingredients as the French salad, it is very easy to make and is an ideal preparation to put in the fridge bag

Surely you have heard ofNice salad, or better niçoise, as it is said in French. It is a typical dish of the French Riviera, in particular of Nice, as we note from the name. But if we used its own ingredients to prepare one instead cold pasta? Why not, Nicoise pasta is easy, perfect even for the most clumsy in the kitchen! The days get hot and the desire to cook decreases, we need simple preparations, perhaps to be reinterpreted based on what we have at home, and unique dishes to put in a cooler bag and easily take with us, to the office or, even better, to the park for a picnic. Here then is the recipe for Nicoise pasta.

How to make Nicoise pasta


To prepare Nicoise pasta for 4 people you need: 320 g of short pasta of your choice, such as penne and fusilli, 2 eggs, 2 medium boxes of tuna in oil, 4 anchovy fillets in oil, 100 g of green beans , black olives to taste, 10 cherry tomatoes, salt, extra virgin olive oil to taste, basil to taste.


Prepare the Nicoise pasta it is very simple. Prepare i green beans, cutting the ends and boiling them in salted boiling water for about 10 minutes. Firm up the eggs, remembering that for the perfect boiled egg it takes 7 minutes to cook. Put a saucepan with the water for the pasta on the fire and bring it to a boil.

Meanwhile in a container put the tuna fish, after draining the excess oil, the anchovy fillets, the boiled and chopped green beans, the olives (to be cut or not based on the size and presence or absence of the core). Also cut i Cherry tomatoes in 4 and add them. Put the pasta to cook and, after the minutes indicated on the package, drain and let it cool under a jet of cold water.

Decant the pasta in the bowl, stir well, season with the extra virgin olive oil and salt. Remove the egg shells and cut them into wedges. Arrange them on the pasta salad and complete with some leaves of basil.

If you want a stronger dressing, you can create a lot of Vinaigrette with mustard, extra virgin olive oil, salt and lemon juice.

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How to make the Nicoise salad. Recipe and variants – Italian Cuisine

How to make the Nicoise salad. Recipe and variants

Rich salads to eat during lunch break. We offer you the Nizzarda

The Nicoise salad, also known as salade niçoise it's a typical dish of the Côte d'Azur, but also very famous on the coast of Liguria. This is what we would call a "saladona" too trivially because of one lettuce base we add many other ingredients including the tuna, eggs, potatoes, olives and some vegetables.
It is a single dish easy and quick to prepare. Let's see how.

The classic recipe of Nicoise salad

The original recipe for this salad includes one lettuce base (or mixed salad) enriched with boiled potatoes cut into rounds, steamed green beans, hard-boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes, a few fillets of anchovy and tuna in oil, a handful of black olives and a yellow pepper. Everything is seasoned with oil, salt, vinegar and pepper. The salad should be served with all the ingredients in sight and arranged in an elegant way, so better to use the comfortable single-serving bowls so that everyone can season it at will.

Discover now in the tutorial how to make some variations of the Nice.

Salad Niçoise

Niçoise simply is to do with the city of Nice in the south of France. Salad Niçoise, arguably its most famous culinary export, is characterised by ingredients common to that part of the country close to the Mediterranean rim – tomatoes, eggs, green beans, potatoes, black olives, garlic, anchovies, and, of course, olive oil. It’s the perfect summer salad on a gloriously hot summer’s day – and a lovely, quick, light lunch.

  • Serves: 2

  • Prep time: 10 mins

  • Cooking time: 20 mins

  • Total time: 30 mins

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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