No one likes a boring salad, so why not mix it up a bit! I tend to love salads all year long, but summer time is perfect season to enjoy a delicious salad packed with vitamins and nutrients. I also am more active in the summer, so I tend to get hungry often. Salad can be a light snack, or with a little help, it can also be a filling meal.
Tuna Nicoise is a French salad served with potatoes, green beans, and olives, traditionally. Since my husband is from Alaska, we are a salmon family. I suggest that Pink or King salmon, but Atlantic will also do the job if the wild variety is not available.
They say you eat with your eyes first and this Salmon Nicoise Salad combines vibrant colors with a variety of textures and flavors to awaken all your senses. I find that a traditional tuna Nicoise salad can be bland and dry at times, but this salad has moist and flaky salmon roasted with caper oil…so bye bye bland!
For the bed of this salad, I like the combination of the bitter frisée with the mild spring mix. The lemon anchovy Dijon dressing I made is so delicious you will want to use it on salads, fish, chicken and even sandwiches.
What are some of your favorite salad combos for summer?