Julia Child's Salade Nicoise
Recipe Courtesy of 'The Way We Cook' By Julia Child
When Nora Ephron, director of the Julia Child movie "Julie and Julia" appeared on "Good Morning America," we cooked up one of Julia's favorite dishes, her Salade Nicoise.
Shortly before serving, line a handsome, large and wide salad bowl or a roomy platter with lettuce leaves, drizzle a little olive oil on them, and dust with a sprinkling of salt.
Toss the beans in a mixing bowl with a little of the dressing, and correct seasoning.
Drizzle a spoonful or two of the dressing over the tomatoes.
Season the tuna lightly with a spoonful or two of dressing.
Place the potatoes in the center of the bowl or platter; mound beans at strategic intervals, interspersing them with tomatoes and mounds of tuna.
Ring the salad with the eggs and curl an anchovy filet on top of each.
Spoon a little more vinaigrette over all; scatter on olives, capers, and parsley. Serve as soon as possible.