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Salad Niçoise

salad nicoise

Most of the recipes I post are for comfort food. But mostly I make meat and vegetables for dinner, either separately or in a stir fry. Salad Niçoise makes a refreshing Primal/Paleo summer dinner.

When I started Primal 4 years ago, potatoes were forbidden unless perhaps you were a lumberjack or had spent several hard-core hours in the gym that day. Many of us simply refused to follow that advice. So now potatoes are mostly acceptable if you can handle the carbs. Cooking them one day, refrigerating them over night, and quickly warming them, or especially eating them cold, reduces the insulin spike and greatly increases their resistant starch. Paleolithic hunters and gatherers ate lots of roots and tubers.


For Salad

For vinaigrette (per person)


  1. Whisk the mustard, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  2. Arrange lettuce on plate or platter.
  3. Place everything else in whatever way your creativity leads you.
  4. Drizzle on the vinaigrette.