Tuna Nicoise Salad

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For dressing:
1 Garlic clove minced
½ Lemon juiced
4 tbsp Olive oil extra virgin
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
For salad:
9 oz Canned tuna drained
4 Potatoes baby potatoes, scrubbed, halved or quartered
3 Large eggs
6 oz Green beans trimmed
2 Tomatoes large
½ bunch Lettuce washed and patted dry
15 Black olives pitted

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Tuna Nicoise Salad


This easy and delicious Tuna Nicoise Salad is my go-to salad for summer. Loaded with baby potatoes, green beans, fresh tomatoes, fresh greens, hard-boiled eggs, canned tuna, and black olives and dressed with the zippy olive oil-based vinaigrette, this summery salad is nothing short of amazing. It is healthy, simple to toss together, and so delicious.

First, make the dressing. It’s pretty easy. Along with lemon juice and olive oil, there is a little Dijon mustard, garlic, salt and black pepper. Next, boil the potatoes and eggs, and blanch the green beans. Now assemble the salad. Dress the lettuce lightly and arrange it on a large platter. The choice of lettuce is up to you. Most typically, you’ll find romaine or Bibb lettuce. Here, I opt for a frisée and oak leaf lettuce combo. Using frisée instead of soft-leaf lettuce gives a dish full of comforting textures a fresh crunch. Arrange the green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, eggs, tuna flakes, and olives around the salad greens. Finish the salad by drizzling the remaining dressing over the top and serve.

To make the Tuna Nicoise Salad, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Tuna Nicoise Salad

Steps to make Tuna Nicoise Salad


Make dressing


To a mason jar, add 1 minced garlic clove, juice of ½ a lemon, 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, salt and black pepper to taste. Screw the lid on the jar and shake well to mix the ingredients thoroughly.


Boil potatoes


Place the potatoes in a pot of cold salted water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook until tender. Drain and set aside to cool.


Boil the eggs


Boil 3 eggs to your liking. Once cooked, remove the eggs from the pot and place them in a bowl of cold water to cool.


Peel and cut eggs


Peel the eggs and cut them in half.


Cook green beans


Blanch the green beans in boiling salted water for approximately 3 minutes or until al dente.


Cool green beans


Remove the beans from the pot and drop them into the bowl of ice water. Drain and pat dry.


Cut tomatoes


Cut 2 tomatoes into quarters.


Assemble salad


Dress the lettuce with 1 tablespoon of the dressing and arrange it on a large platter. Arrange the green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, eggs, tuna flakes, and olives around the salad greens. Drizzle the remaining dressing over the salad.



Season with another grind or two of fresh black pepper and serve.

This easy Tuna Nicoise Salad is perfect for summer lunches or all of your upcoming backyard dinner parties. Healthy, simple, and so delicious. Try this recipe out soon, and leave your comment below to let others know how good it was.

Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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