Well it seems like a month ago now, but just this Wednesday was unbelievably warm. I went outside wearing a jacket and a light scarf and was getting questioning stares from people in shorts and tank tops. I get very wary of early spring temps, because as illustrated by today's weather they don't stick around. But I did celebrate by making one of my favorite spring time salads- the nicoise! Truth be told, I'm a sucker for any salad with a name, Ceaser, Cobb, Ill even mess around with a Waldorf now and again. If i see a menu at a restaurant with one of the aforementioned salads, you can betcha bottom dollar I'm ordering it... and getting disappointed by it. The phrase "Mmm.. I think Ill get a Cobb." is often followed by the saddened cries of: "There's no avocado on this!" or "This dressing is all wrong"
So I took my destiny into my own hands and made a nicoise just the way I like it. Eggs boiled just right, with the twist of some oven dried tomatoes to lend some sweetness..and the bf said it was the best one he ever had! I must say I have to agree. Recipe courtesy of Gwennie Paltrow.