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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Daily Mail Modern British Cookbook

The Daily Mail Modern British Cookbook

By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1998

  • About

While usually included, cooked green beans would be a seasonal variation in Nice – the city from which the salad originates – as would new potatoes.

The absolutes are that this is a first course which must include lettuce, tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, black olives and anchovies, the last two being ubiquitous in Provence. Little Gem lettuces are also not authentic, but the original recipes call for the crisp hearts of lettuce, something Little Gem duplicates nicely all year round.