Classic Nicoise Salad

Kim Biegacki


This is one beautiful salad to make during the winter months and perfect for dinner along with a baked loaf of a rustic bread. I love making this salad. My husband Anthony & nephew Rhyan loved this salad too.
I cannot lie.....I did trick them with the olive salad mix as neither like olives. LOL I believe it added a wonderful flavor to the salad. Please use whatever dressing you would like. Or no dressing at all if you prefer. Additional flavors come from the pickled beets, purple onions & whole olives. It all works so well together. Please make an artful salad for your family too.


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25 Min
15 Min


  • 2 small
    cucumbers, julienned
  • 4 - 6 large
    eggs, hard boiled & quartered
  • 1 medium
    purple onion, sliced
  • 1 - 1 1/2 c
    beets, pickled
  • 2 can(s)
    tuna, albacore
  • 1 bunch
    aspargus, roasted
  • 12 small
    fingerling potates, steamed
  • 1 c
    olives, black
  • 1 c
    radishes, sliced
  • 1 bunch
    romaine, chopped (or your favorite greens)
  • 1 bottle
    lemon tarragon dressing
  • 1 jar(s)
    muffuletta olive salad mix
  • ·
    fresh cracked pepper & salt

  • 1 large
    loaf of rustic bread, baked, sliced and fresh butter

How to Make Classic Nicoise Salad


  1. Steam your potatoes & roast the asparagus at 350 degrees for 15 minutes while cleaning & slicing up the rest of your vegetables. Once you have your onion, cucumbers and radishes sliced add them to a bowl of the dressing and let them soak for 10 or 15 minutes.
  2. Arrange your romaine lettuce on a tray, large plate or a serving cutting board as I did. Then, start arranging your vegetables, canned tuna on top of the lettuce. Make it as eye appealing as possible. Make sure to add the cucumbers, onions and radishes. Afterwards, take a few tablespoons of the Muffuletta olive mix and add to the top of the salad. I love the flavors of the olives! Leave the dressing out and let others add on their own the lemon tarragon or their favorite dressing.

    (I used what would fit onto my cutting amounts of vegetables may vary.)
  3. Here is the Muffuletta olive salad mix that I used.

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About Classic Nicoise Salad

Course/Dish: Tuna Salads
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: French
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy
Hashtag: #french inspired

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