One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural salades niçoisesmass noun
A salad typically including tuna, black olives, hard-boiled eggs, and tomatoes.
- ‘It was followed by a kind of salade niçoise, containing slices of raw tuna sitting on the lettuce and braised tuna mashed in the American style (in a tasty olive-and-citrus dressing) layered, like sediment, on the bottom of the dish.’
- ‘We go into St Tropez once or twice a week to visit an outdoor restaurant that serves delicious fish with garlic - and, of course, there's Club 55, which does a great salade niçoise and onion tart.’
- ‘Chef Rod Butters is a genius, and his takes on French classics, like duck with olives, salade niçoise and steak frites are wonderful.’
- ‘Lunch might be salade niçoise or chicken Riesling; dinner sautéed skate beurre noir, duck confit or steak au poivre. ‘The thing we could never afford to get wrong,’ Riad Nasr says, ‘was the French fries.'’
French, ‘salad from Nice’.
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