Salad as a main course is a tricky thing. The thought of it immediately conjures up visions of dressing-soaked lettuce, sad chicken, and limp toppings. Slapped together haphazardly with little love, it’s never my first choice when eating out.
At home, it’s a different thing altogether. A little care and good ingredients can make a side dish that steals the show or a main course that satiates even the hungriest diners. This recipe for salade niçoise makes one of those salads.