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Nicoise Salad Recipe

Nicoise Salad Recipe

This garden-fresh salad is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Add some crusty bread and you have a mouthwatering meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:2 servings


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon each salt, onion powder and pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 2 small red potatoes
  • 1/2 cup cut fresh green beans
  • 3-1/2 cups torn Bibb lettuce
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 10 Greek olives, pitted and halved
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, quartered
  • 1 can (5 ounces) albacore white tuna in water, drained and flaked


  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, mustard, salt, onion powder and pepper; set aside.
  • 2. Place potatoes in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool; cut into quarters.
  • 3. Place beans in another saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain and rinse in cold water.
  • 4. Divide lettuce between two salad plates; top with potatoes, beans, tomatoes, olives, eggs and tuna. Drizzle with dressing. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 613 calories, 49 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 242 mg cholesterol, 886 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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