Cook's Tip: Ni‡oise olives are from the Provence region of France. Small, oval and purplish-brown in color, they are packed in olive oil and have a nutty, mellow flavor. Greek Kalamata olives may be substituted for ni‡oise olives.
Cook's Tip: Herbes de Provence is a dried herb blend used in the cooking of southern France. Often sold in small clay crocks in supermarkets, it's commonly a blend of basil, fennel seed, lavender, marjoram, rosemary, sage, summer savory and thyme.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc, and a good source of fiber.