Typically a composed salad, Niçoise also works as a toss-ahead option for people who live for texture in their salad bowl. With its wonderful plethora of healthy ingredients, Asparagus Niçoise with Pesto Dressing is a salad to look forward to all day long. For your protein, you could swap out the egg for chunks of high-quality canned tuna. Look for Peppadews in the deli section of grocers, but if unavailable you can use roasted red peppers.
Full steam ahead
Boil your eggs and you risk rubbery whites, chalky, green-tinged yolks, and clingy shells, giving you cooked eggs that look like they’ve been in the path of a meteor shower. Your hack for perfect hard-boiled eggs every time is to give the orbs a steam bath—yolks will remain creamy and sunnier than a Caribbean vacation, while shells will effortlessly slide off the just-set whites.