Summer Niçoise

Our version has boiled green beans, diced hard boiled egg, sliced tomatoes, a delicious white bean paste, and some awesome roasted potatoes.

Roasted Potatoes

10 small potatoes

lemon zest

salt and pepper

rosemary

fresh chopped garlic

olive oil

The reason I have no amounts listed is basically you should put as much of these ingredients on the potatoes as seems right. The only ingredient to be easy on is maybe the salt, but basically, go crazy! Especially with the lemon zest! Yum. So, yes, quarter the potatoes, cover them with the ingredients above, and stick them in the oven at 400 degrees for an hour.

White Bean Paste

Unfortunately, this paste was something my mom frankensteined, so to speak, in the kitchen, so a recipe is lacking, but here is a guide, more or less.

Cooked Cannellini beans

Salt

1 tablespoon of pesto

Some of the niçoise dressing (see below)

More lemon juice and white wine vinegar (another tablespoon altogether)

Mash all the ingredients up, and it’s so yummy!

Niçoise Dressing

1/3 cup lemon juice or more

2/3 cup olive oil

dash of white wine vinegar

teaspoon dijon mustard

teaspoon fresh  garlic

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And voila! You have a delicious summer meal.

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