Vegan Nicoise Salad
1 cup green beans, blanched, steamed or pan cooked until tender
2 cups potatoes, pre-cut, cooked and cooled
1 ripe tomato or handful cherry/grape tomatoes
1 cup olives, any variety of choice
2-4 cups lettuce of choice (romaine, bibb, red, etc) torn to pieces
Additional items: artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, beets, cucumbers, fennel,
celery, peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, onions, etc. etc.
2 tsp dijon mustard
3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
4 Tbsp aquafaba (bean cooking liquid)
1 small shallot, minced
2 Tbsp capers
3 tsp sweetener of choice: sugar, maple syrup, agave, honey, etc.
In a small container with a tight-fitting lid, shake/whisk dressing ingredients. Toss with Greens and place on dinner plate or platter. Assemble remaining ingredients as desired and drizzle with more dressing. Add fresh black pepper and serve.