Nicoise Salad with Filippo Berio

Elegant, wholesome, healthy, and crunchy, this Nicoise Salad is just perfect for a weeknight meal. (I’m pairing this with Roasted Chicken tonight)

I love salads! It’s fresh, healthy, and I could eat it at any time of the day. I love the crunch and the different flavors that comes of with mixing greens, fruits, nuts, and other kinds of vegetables — plus the dressing.

Of course, it’s the dressing that defines how healthy your salad is. I used to love creamy and mayo-based dressings but in the course of my salad-loving days I found out that drowning out your salads in these high-calorie, high fat dressings is not so healthy after all.

And that’s how I came to love vinaigrettes. Vinaigrettes are made with oil and vinegar or lemon juice. The taste and flavor of your vinaigrette depends on your oil and other herbs and spices which you put in it. I love using extra virgin olive oil when making vinaigrettes ’cause it is known for its many health properties like cutting down bad cholesterol levels, decreasing chances of heart attack, preventing cancer, and decreasing stroke risks — plus it tastes really good.

Not all olive oils are created equal, though, you have to know which olive oils are worth your buck. I love using Filippo Berio Olive Oils. It enhances the flavor of salad dressings, sauces, and marinades. It is also a wonderful finish to vegetables, rice dishes, and soups AND is perfect for dipping bread and seafood such as lobster.

Filippo Berio is a world-famous and authentic Italian brand. What I love about it is that it is made out of passion and that it is a family run brand. From those two points, we would know that it would have high quality standards beginning from the sourcing of the olives to harvesting, pressing, and blending up to bottling the final product.

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Today, I made Nicoise Salad to go with our lunch. I used Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil for its dressing. It was mixed with freshly-squeezed lemon juice, stone-ground mustard, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper. Then it was drizzled on a plate of greens topped with some cherry tomatoes, marble potatoes, french beans, olives, hardboiled egg, and tuna! Yummmmm!!!

With Filippo Berio, you really get the value for your money because of its high quality. It is made from the first cold-pressing of the finest olives, and is distinguished by its full flavor, low acidity, and deep greenish-gold color.

They have other products too like Balsamic Vinegar, Classic Pesto, and Sun Dried Tomato Pesto. The pesto sauces are so good with pasta, grilled meats, and sandwiches.

Stay tuned and I’ll be sharing recipes using these delicious pesto sauces!

To know more about Filippo Berio, go to http://global.filippoberio.com/.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and tag @thepeachkitchen on Instagram (OR hashtag it #thepeachkitchen). I’d love to see what you cook!

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Nicoise Salad with Filippo Berio

  • Author: Peachy Adarne

Ingredients

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Salad

  • 3/4 cup marble potatoes
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 eggs, hardboiled
  • 1/2 cup olives
  • 3/4 cup tuna flakes (I used canned tuna in brine)
  • 100g french beans
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, cut

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp stone ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic minced

Instructions

  1. Cut marble potatoes in half and put in a small saucepan until just covered. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat slightly to medium until the water is at a low boil. Cook uncovered until completely tender when pricked with a fork. Then drain thoroughly and set aside.
  2. While potatoes are cooking, fill another saucepan halfway with water and bring to a boil. Then add the french beans beans and boil for 2 minutes. It should still have slight crunch when bitten. Fill a large bowl with ice water. Once the green beans are done cooking, immediately add to the ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain and set aside.
  3. To make the dressing, you can add everything to a mason jar and shake or you can combine everything a bowl and whisk thoroughly.
  4. Assemble the Salad: In a large plate, put the lettuce as the first layer, top it with french beans, cherry tomatoes cut in half, potatoes, sliced hardboiled egg, olives, tuna flakes, and drizzle with the dressing. Serve with the rest of the dressing on the side.

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51 Responses

  1. I love veggie salads too but the thing is I haven’t made a real one with EVOO. Glad you shared this and will look for Filippo Berio that will perfectly go well with my salad when I make one.

  2. Ive also come to love salad and even crave for it. Seems this recipe is doable on my part . I always use that same brand of olive oil for my pasta dishes. Cant wait to try and share with my mom who also loves fresh greens.

  3. Agree! The dressing really defines how healthy a salad is. When I want to shed some pounds, I binge into salads but I got a limited choice of dressings. Nakakaumay din minsan. Thank you for this recipe. I have another one to try right after this calorie-filling season. Yey!

  4. Sarap naman nito Ms.Peachy. I’m looking for salad recipe talaga, para kay husband.
    Thank you!

  5. I am not really into salads, but I like the idea of trying this for seafoods. Btw, how much is this?

  6. Not really a fan of vegetable salads but I indulge in one every now and then. This looks good with grilled meat though. I’ll see if I can try this when I get the chance to cook for family. Bookmarking the recipe 🙂

  7. Wow, looks delish! Will try this salad at home since I’m trying to shed some pounds.

  8. It’s true, it’s the dressing that counts, although I was never one for cream-based ones. I like vinaigrettes and was actually researching for dressing recipes for my evening salads (trying to lose some weight,hehe).
    This looks good!

  9. I always love fresh salads any fresh salads walang halong eklabo! I also love veggies.I love the savor and crunchy of the fresh salads i also like it because it’s a healthy food and Ideal for a healthy living. . If you always eat fresh fruits or veggies I think it’s better than taking a vitamins everyday. I think so… Hehehehh!

  10. I love Filippo Berio! I’m a salad enthusiast – from apple and onion salads to orange and cashews, I use em. Even for honey mustard dressings. Your nicoise salad looks good! Great job!

  11. Seeing this post makes me hungry. I’ve tried this brand before but not the olive oil. I should try making this but I seem to be the only one who likes it. Oh well, salad for one, please!

  12. I would love to try this at home, it looks yummy and healthy and that olive oil is interesting. I hope I could buy one in the nearby supermarket. By the way, your photos are great! =)

  13. I love salads, too and I would love to try that brand for my healthy and yummy vinaigrette! Thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂

  14. It’s the first time I’ve seen a Nicoise Salad through your blog post. It seems yummy! I love salads, too. I learned to love ’em because of my husband. He loves ordering salads whenever we’re on a nice fine dining resto when we were still dating.

  15. This salad looks so good! I used to only like salads with creamy dressings too but have learned to love those with olive oil based ones as well. Super excited to try this because we’re trying the be healthier now.

  16. I love green salads, too! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will try it. Being consistent in eating and preparing healthy food for my family is one of my goals this year. 🙂

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →

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