Niçoise Olive Vinaigrette Recipe

When paired with shallots, capers and achovies, Niçoise olives shine in this easy French-style salad dressing.


2 tbsp minced pitted Niçoise or other black olives
2 anchovy fillets, rinsed and minced
1 tbsp finely chopped capers
1/2 tsp finely minced garlic
1/2 tsp finely chopped shallots
3-4 tbsp sherry vinegar
6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil


Step 1: In a shallow bowl, combine the minced olives, anchovies, capers, garlic, shallots, and 3 tbsp of the vinegar. Whisk in the oil until well combined. Add more vinegar to taste.

Makes 3/4 cup

Reprinted with permission from Fine Cooking’s In Season (2011 Taunton).