Another staple of the South of France is the salade nicoise and only there will you find the real thing. People put potatoes in it and all kinds of cooked vegetable like green beans. There in not one cooked item in a real salad nicoise and this is its secret. Because of the fact that it has only raw foods ( crudites as they say in France) it is refreshing and all the more so because the dressing is so light , usually olive oil and vinegar or a light french dressing. It is best to make it and then chill it a little before eating. Great with crusty bread and a nice glass of white wine. You can't beat the French for food.
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