This Nicoise-inspired spring salad is loaded with classic blanched potatoes and green beans, fresh veggies, salty capers and olives, and finished with a creamy shallot vinaigrette. 

A beautiful white oval platter filled with a vegan Nicoise salad made with green beans, tomatoes, radish, artichoke hearts, avocado, tomatoes, potatoes, edible flowers, and dill. A small bowl of creamy shallot vinaigrette dressing on the side.

As I write up this post, Easter is just a couple of days away. Everything is feeling very Spring as our flowers have burst open and we’re experiencing a super-bloom of color here in California after a rainy winter. I was craving something really colorful and fresh this week, and this beautiful Nicoise inspired spring salad was the result. 

While Italian food is more my forte, we are planning a summer trip to France this year so I have all things French on my mind. This spring salad is colorful, flavorful, unique, and easy to make-ahead. It would be perfect for Easter, Mother’s Day, or any spring or summer brunch. Let’s check out how to make it!