Asparagus Nicoise Salad Recipe
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Asparagus Nicoise Salad Recipe

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I’ve used Nicoise as an appetizer or main-dish salad, and it’s a winner every time I put it on the table. Here’s to a colorful, do-ahead sure thing. —Jan Meyer, St. Paul, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound small red potatoes (about 10), halved
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and halved crosswise
  • 3 pouches (2-1/2 ounces each) albacore white tuna in water
  • 1/2 cup pitted Greek olives, halved, optional
  • 1/2 cup zesty Italian salad dressing

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without olives): 233 calories, 8g fat (0 saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 583mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 10-12 minutes or until tender, adding asparagus during the last 2-4 minutes of cooking. Drain potatoes and asparagus; immediately drop into ice water.
  2. To serve, drain potatoes and asparagus; pat dry and divide among four plates. Add tuna and, if desired, olives. Drizzle with dressing. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus Nicoise Salad in Simple & Delicious April/May 2016

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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