I love a good salad.
Honestly though? I really love a salad that is all pimped out with STUFF. Cheese, olives, croutons. When I was little, I would skip the pizza at the pizza parlor and go for the salad bar. My childhood salad was this: iceberg lettuce (2 pieces), green peas, black olives, shredded cheddar, ranch dressing and croutons.
SO HEALTHY. I thought, at least.
As an adult, I know that I can’t use salads as a vechile for inhaling cheese and dressing. But part of me still yearns for a salad with a ton of stuff in it – and this grilled salmon nicoise salad is just that – but it’s GOOD for you.
The nicoise salad originated in France, and is traditionally made with canned tuna and anchovies. Personally, I’m not an anchovy girl. But I do love salmon. I am a fisherman’s daughter, after all. (May I also suggest you use wild caught salmon for this recipe? Fisherfamilies thank you!)
Enjoy this salad on a hot summer night! Everything besides the salmon can be prepared well in advance – even the night before. Then all you have to do is grill the salmon, whip up the dressing and assemble. Easy, delicious and elegant.