Asparagus Nicoise Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 31, 2023
I’ve used my Nicoise as an appetizer or a main-dish salad, and it’s a winner every time I put it on the table. Here’s to a colorful, make-ahead salad! —Jan Meyer, St. Paul, Minnesota
Asparagus Nicoise Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with 2 in. water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until tender, 10-12 minutes, 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 4 plates. Add tuna and, if desired, olives. Drizzle with dressing.

Nutrition 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.