Seattle Nicoise Recipe

  • 3/4 pound chunked (not thin sliced), Alaska-style smoked salmon
  • 1 cup bottled champagne salad dressing
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 ounces pickled green beans, cut in thirds
  • 1 1/2 pounds new potatoes, red or yellow, scrubbed
  • 3 medium tomatoes, quartered
  • 5 eggs, hard cooked and peeled, then quartered
  • 1/2 cup nicoise or other small, black, pitted olives
  1. Break the salmon into large but still bite-sized chunks and set aside.
  2. Boil the new potatoes for about 15 minutes in salted water, till they are just cooked through (you can run a sharp knife through one) but not falling apart.
  3. Drain completely, and then cut into bite-sized chunks. Place in a large bowl and pour half of the dressing over them.
  4. Add the egg wedges, beans, olives, tomatoes and salmon chunks. Drizzle vinaigrette to taste, then salt and pepper as desired. Gently stir together and serve warm.