Layered "NorCal" Nicoise Salad . Rating: 4.4 stars. 10 . I love a good Nicoise salad, and the potatoes, green beans, olives, tomatoes, and chopped egg are perfect for layering. The salad amounts listed are just estimates and can be tweaked to your individual taste. By Chef John. Layered "NorCal" Nicoise Salad . Rating: 4.4 stars. 10 . I love a good Nicoise salad, and the potatoes, green beans, olives, tomatoes, and chopped egg are perfect for layering. The salad amounts listed are just estimates and can be tweaked to your individual taste. By Chef John.