1 large shallot, peeled
1 clove garlic, peeled
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon warm water
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons herbes de Provence (half a palmful)
About 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), plus a drizzle
Salt and pepper
4 fillets salmon, skin-off
A few sprigs fresh thyme, finely chopped
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 heart of romaine lettuce, shredded
1 head endive, thinly sliced
1 head frisée, separated
For the toppings:
1/2 pound thin green beans, trimmed and blanched
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced or chopped
Niçoise olives, for garnish
4 radishes, thinly sliced or quartered
Grate the shallot and garlic into a bowl. Add the Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste and warm water and whisk to combine. Add the vinegar and herbes de Provence, then stream in about 1/3 cup EVOO while whisking to emulsify the dressing. Season with salt and pepper.
Prep your toppings – you can make them at home or buy them at a large salad bar already prepped for you:
Season the salmon with salt and pepper and the thyme leaves. Heat a drizzle of EVOO in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the salmon and cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for 1-2 minutes more for rare and up to 4 minutes more to cook all the way through. Douse the fish with lemon juice and remove from the heat.
Combine the shredded romaine, endive and frisée in a serving bowl. Dress the greens with salad dressing and adjust the salt and pepper, to taste.
Arrange the dressed greens on plates and top each with a salmon fillet, a few green beans, a couple of halved cherry tomatoes, egg, some olives and sliced radishes.