Foodie Vocab Monday: Niçoise

Happy Monday, foodies! Welcome back to Foodie Vocab and the latest Monday morning word challenge. More (foodie facts and recipes) after the jump…

What do you think the word means? This week’s term is: Niçoise.

A)  Prepared with dressing.
B)  A salad with anchovies.
C)  To be prepared with French green beans.
D)  As prepared in Nice.

Take your time, foodies. Have you enjoyed this dish in the past? Do you know the proper pronunciation?

Doesn’t this word ring a bell? Do you know its actual meaning?

And “Niçoise” means…

D.) As prepared in Nice.

The literal translation of “Niçoise” is “as prepared in Nice”.  This is a term for cuisine found in the city of Nice on the Côte d’Azur (French Riviera). This cooking style is identified by dishes that include tomatoes, black olives, garlic and anchovies. Salade niçoise contains these ingredients in addition to green beans, tuna, hard-boiled eggs and onions. “Salade Niçoise” is a specialty on the Riviera.

The proper pronunciation of this term is ‘nee-SWAHZ’.

Sample these terrific dishes:

Picnic Potato Nicoise Salad: Bring a taste of the Mediterranean to your next group gathering. This new take on an old classic will elicit rave reviews! The best part is that the recipe contains no dairy, making outdoor dining easy.

Salmon Nicoise
: This French dish is popular worldwide. Rich and delicate plus quick and easy; a definite winner.

Ratatouille Nicoise: This dish from the French Riviera and can be eaten hot as an entree or cold as an appetizer.

Tell me, foodies: what salad tickles your fancy? Cobb? Niçoise? Chef? Caesar? Let me know in the COMMENTS!

Until tomorrow,


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  • Charles

    I love Nicoise salad with white wine and shallots as well.

  • Gerry

    Great recipes

  • Yui

    Honestly this is for my first I hear this word. I was thinking that this is French language. Thanks for sharing this new term of cooking here.
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