Today I offer you another Salad recipe, this one inspired by a packaged Fresh Express Salad Blend I saw at the supermarket. Called the Riviera Salad, it was a mix of Butter Lettuce and Radicchio. Remembering I had a head of Radicchio at home, I decided to put it to use and make my own Riviera Salad.
To me, a Salad with such an evocative name should be far more exciting than just a mix of two lettuces. The Riviera is the French Riviera, bordering with Italy. The food is light and fresh and flavorful. Nice is there, one of our favorite cities when we traveled through France, and its Salads are full of goodies and delicious. Here, then, is my Salade Riviera, greatly inspired by La Nicoise.
- 6 tbsp good-quality Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Mustard
- Dash Sea Salt, or to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon Pepper, freshly ground
- 1/4 teaspoon Lemon Pepper
- 1 clove Fresh Garlic, minced
- 3 Russet Potatoes, peeled, boiled and cut into eighths
- 1/2 pound Green Beans, trimmed and boiled
- 1 head Radicchio, cut into bite-size pieces
- 1/2 jar Kalamata Olives, pitted
First, make the Dressing. Combine all ingredients in a jar and mix well.
Next, make the Salad. Combine ingredients in a bowl and toss. Add Dressing to taste. Enjoy!