Though it's justifiably famous, this Provençal specialty is hardly untouchable. Feel free to include any kind of vegetable you like. Radishes, blanched leeks, roasted peppers (or pimientos as in this recipes), marinated artichokes, and chickpeas are just a few of the additions we've enjoyed over the years. Lettuce is untraditional, too, but good; we've arranged our salade niçoise on a bed of romaine. More Terrific Salads
For an elegant evening on the patio, why not pull out all the stops and enjoy a festive rosé Champagne with this classic salad. Champagne's deceptively high acidity will contrast with the richness of the tuna while standing up to the dressing's vinegary tang.