Northwest Nicoise Salad
Northwest Nicoise Salad
This is a sponsored post for Pacific Coast Harvest. All ideas and opinions are mine alone.
As warm weather slowly and gently blankets the Pacific Northwest, menus get lighter and oven use declines. I'm sharing my Northwest Nicoise salad recipe that calls for the best locally grown, organic produce in our region.
I was delighted to pull ingredients from Pacific Coast Harvest's Washington Box of produce that was overflowing with the perfect ingredients for my spin on the classic French salad recipe.
Pacific Coast Harvest draws on a number of Northwest and west coast farms and growers to create their 100% organic produce boxes. Their community support agriculture (CSA) model demands the best seasonal produce available.
Make It Work
If you're new to the CSA model, Pacific Coast Harvest makes it easy to find out what works best for you. Consider starting with a pre-packed box and move into a custom order. Specify exactly what produce you'd like and add on pantry items too. Find out how in their easy to follow primer here.
My Washington Box showed up with a dozen perfectly picked and fully ripe fruits and vegetables. I was delighted by the quality of the fruit that we quickly cut and ate. The greens were bright and hydrated and the radishes the most beautiful pink!
If you're in the market for gorgeous, affordable, organic produce click to confirm that you're in Pacific Coast Harvest's delivery area, click here.
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Northwest Nicoise Salad Recipe
- 1 head butter leaf lettuce
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes
- 1 bunch radishes
- 1 red d'Anjou pear
- 1 avocado
- 1/2 c nicoise olives
- 3 hard boiled eggs
- 2 small grilled, baked or poached salmon filets
Dijon Vinagrette Dressing
Combine 1 TBS Dijon mustard with 2 TBS minced shallots, 2 TBS white wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Slowly add 1/2 cup olive oil. Dress salad before serving and toss.
To make your fresh from the field Northwest Nicoise Salad, clean and prep all ingredients in the list above.
Layer butter leaf lettuce in a bowl and top with fresh ingredients.
Slice hard boiled eggs and give the salad a few turns of your pepper mill.
Dress and toss salad and plate, then top with grilled, baked or poached salmon filets.
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Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe
With all the abundant veggies in the Standard Washington Box including a head of beautiful cauliflower, I got to try a few new recipes. My husband's colleague has been raving about cauliflower rice for weeks now and I tried this recipe for Cauliflower Fried Rice from Skinny Taste for our meatless Monday. Yum from around the table!
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Thanks to Pacific Coast Harvest for sponsoring this post with in-kind produce. As always, all opinions are mine.