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tuna nicoise salad

Recipe by
Darci Juris
Scottsdale, AZ

Trying to copy-cat one of my favorite salads from one of my top restaurants, I came up with this delicious rendition. Great to make parts of it ahead of time so you can just throw it all together when ready to eat.

yield 4 servings
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For tuna nicoise salad

  • 1 can
    tuna, drained
  • 2 Tbsp
    chives, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    golden raisins
  • 1 stalk
    celery, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet relish
  • dash
    lemon pepper
  • dash
  • handful of mixed greens
  • 1 sm
    tomato, chopped
  • handful of green beans
  • 4
    new potatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 c
    kalamata olives
  • 2
    hard boiled eggs
  • seasoning salt
  • olive oil
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 1/4 c
    white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • dash
    salt and pepper

How To Make tuna nicoise salad

  • 1
    Roast potatoes: Heat oven to 425 degrees. Toss potatoes with olive oil. Spread potatoes on baking sheet lined with parchment paper, sprinkle with seasoning salt, and roast for approximately 30 minutes, or until potatoes are lightly browned. Remove and set aside.
  • 2
    Cook green beans: Boil 2 cups of water, add green beans, boil for 3-4 minutes, then remove and add beans to bowl of ice water. Let sit 2 minutes, remove from water and set aside.
  • 3
    Mix tuna: In a small bowl, add tuna, chives, raisins, celery, relish, mayo, pepper and salt. Stir until well combined.
  • 4
    Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the below ingredients until well blended. You can also combine in a blender to emulsify ingredients.
  • 5
    On a plate, add your handful of mixed greens, a scoop of tuna, add green beans, potatoes, tomato and olives (and hardboiled eggs if desired). Drizzle entire plate with dressing. Enjoy!