Soak Up Summer with this Prawn Niçoise-style Salad and Le Creuset's Riviera Collection

Life in the French Riviera is warm, effortless, and enduring — a spirit perfectly captured in the new Le Creuset stoneware gifting collection. Inspired by the sun-kissed region that hugs the Mediterranean Sea, the Riviera Collection is unmistakably joyful and the perfect gift for travel and adventure lovers.

Whether it's evoking sunsets throwing shadows over the warm balmy dinner table or the dappled midmorning sun of brunch, the bright, clean colours of the Riviera Collection give a sense of relaxation and an unrivalled summer feeling. Presented in beautifully illustrated keepsake boxes, each piece is crafted from glazed stoneware and can be used in the oven, microwave, fridge, and freezer. 

Get into the summer mood with this delightful Prawn Niçoise-style salad recipe. A nod to the iconic dish with a spin of coral pink pan-fried prawns to take it to the next level.

Serves: 6-8

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

700g prawns, cleaned
Garlic butter, to fry 

For the salad:
700g baby potatoes, peeled and boiled
1 red onion, sliced
2 medium-boiled free-range eggs, halved or quartered
Watercress or baby spinach
100g capers, rinsed 
150g green beans, blanched
Radish, thinly sliced 

For the dressing:
2 – 4 anchovy fillets
4 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
10g finely chopped dill
Salt and pepper 
Melba toasts or croutons, to serve 

Method

Prepare the dressing. Whisk the ingredients for the dressing together and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

Toss the boiled baby potatoes and red onion in the dressing and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Arrange the watercress or baby spinach on Le Creuset Riviera Collection plates

Appetizer Plates. Top with the potatoes, onions, capers, beans, and radishes.

Just before serving: Heat garlic butter in a Le Creuset cast iron skillet or non-stick pan and fry the prawns, turning once, in batches, until coral pink and cooked through. Be sure not to overcrowd the pan as you need to retain the heat, and the prawns should not boil or steam.

Arrange the prawns onto the salad and serve with melba toasts or croutons.

As well as the plates used in this recipe the new Riviera Collection also features a set of matching Cereal Bowls, delicate Espresso mugs and matching egg cups.

Shop the refreshing new Riviera Collection and our full range from Le Creuset online as well as in in-store in our Home Department on the Third Floor.