Nicoise Salad

Beth Pierce


Nicoise Salad is a delectable cornucopia of fresh vegetables, Nicoise olives, red potatoes, hard boiled eggs and tuna drizzled with a tangy light mustard vinaigrette. It is not tossed but rather elegantly arranged on a platter or serving plate making it as pretty as it is delicious. The different array of flavor combinations comes together so well in this heart healthy salad.


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24 Hr 30 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1/4 c
    white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    finely minced shallots
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried dill
  • 2 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 3/4 c
    olive oil
  • ·
    fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1
    head of lettuce chopped or torn into bite size pieces
  • 1 c
    grape tomatoes
  • 1 c
    sliced cucumbers
  • 1/2 c
    sliced radishes
  • 1 c
    nicoise olives
  • 1/2 lb
    trimmed and blanched green beans
  • 3
    hard boiled eggs peeled and sliced in half lengthwise
  • 3/4 lb
    small red potatoes boiled and cooled
  • 2
    cans (7 ounce) white albacore tuna

How to Make Nicoise Salad


  1. In a medium bowl whisk together wine vinegar, minced shallots, dill and mustard. Drizzle in the olive oil while whisking continuously. Season with fresh ground black pepper to taste.
  2. Top platter or plates with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber slices, sliced radishes, Nicoise olives, green beans, halved eggs, halved potatoes and tuna. Drizzle with mustard vinaigrette and serve promptly.

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About Nicoise Salad

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: French
Dietary Needs: Low Fat Low Carb
Other Tag: Healthy

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