Not exactly, anyway, but pretty inspired by the typical Nicoise salad.
Spinach, watercress, red onion, kalamata olives, tomatoes, boiled red potatoes, and roasted chickpeas.
I don't eat potatoes very often anymore, for whatever reason. I mostly got this recipe in mind because I was going to make it for my mom on mother's day but she said she had too much food at the house! Who refuses a daughter's home-cooked meal?? Anyway, I had bought the ingredients and once an idea is in mind, it's hard for me not to think...or obsess about it.
This was super good. I love olives. I love tomatoes. I love chickpeas and red onion. I love warm foods mixed with crunchy, cold foods. Watercress, I never buy but I also love it! The whole salad was topped with a creamy tahini sauce and black pepper. And it was awesome.
My mother's birthday is next weekend anyway so I may still make the dish. Let's call this a test run. A tasty test run.