composed tomato, egg, fish and vegetable salad
Salade niçoise  is a salad from the district of Nice. It has tomatoes, tuna, hard-boiled eggs, olives, and anchovies. It is dressed with a vinaigrette. It is served with or without a bed of lettuce. The tuna may be cooked or canned.
The salad may include raw red peppers, shallots, artichoke hearts and other seasonal raw vegetables. It does not have cooked vegetables (like green beans and potatoes) which are often served in variations of salade niçoise around the world.
In French cuisine, raw vegetables served as appetisers are known as crudités.
- ↑ French pronunciation: [niˈswaz]
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "The real Salade Niçoise recipe" (in French).|"[...] la salade Niçoise ne contient pas de légumes cuits. Dehors les pommes de terre bouillies et autres haricots verts. Des crudités, que des crudités."