How to Make the Best Nicoise Salad

4 Servings
45 min

Tired of boring salads? Try this easy yet elegant French Nicoise salad recipe and enjoy a new twist on an old favorite.

Learn how to make the perfect Nicoise salad with these simple and easy tips. This delicious, elegant French dish is made of tuna, green beans, eggs, tomatoes, and potatoes- a meal hearty enough for a main course!

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If you’re looking for a light and refreshing meal that’s full of flavor and nutrition, then look no further than the classic Nicoise Salad!

This French delicacy has been liked by many for centuries, with its combination of healthy greens, succulent fish, flavorful vegetables, nutty olives and a zesty vinaigrette.

Not only is this salad packed with vitamins from the fresh produce but it also contains protein from the tuna or anchovies.

It’s truly a masterpiece when combined together into one delicious dish that will tantalize your taste buds!

Read on to learn how to make the best Nicoise Salad in four simple steps – your friends and family are sure to be amazed at this gourmet creation!

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How to Make the Best Nicoise Salad

Forget regular salads!

If you’re looking for something more memorable and flavorful, then a Nicoise salad is the way to go.

The traditional French salad is healthy, vibrant and delicious – think tuna and olives atop a bed of fresh greens with boiled eggs, perfectly cooked green beans and fingerling potatoes that are all tossed in an herby garlic vinaigrette.

With our step-by-step guide on how to make the perfect Nicoise Salad, you can dazzle your friends with this amazing dish at your next summer gathering or outdoor picnic!

So let’s get started.

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How to Make the Best Nicoise Salad

Are you ready to learn how to make a gourmet Nicoise Salad?

For anyone looking for an elevated take on the classic French salad, look no further!

This easy-to-follow recipe delivers complex flavors with plenty of fresh ingredients.

Start by selecting quality tuna and potatoes before adding salad greens and – these are the key components that give this famous salad its signature flavor.

Then top it off with some green beans, capers, olives, tomatoes and hard boiled eggs.

Follow along as we guide you through all the steps necessary to bring out all the best flavors in your Nicoise Salad masterpiece!

You will need: Salad greens, good quality tuna, fingerling potatoes, olives, capers, tomatoes, eggs, vinaigrette and Italian parsely.

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How to Make the Best Nicoise Salad

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Learn how to make it with tuna, green beans, hard boiled eggs, tomatoes and potatoes for a complete meal.

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How to Make the Best Nicoise Salad

A Nicoise Salad is one of my all time favorite salads.

My favorite way to enjoy a Nicoise Salad is along the French Riviera in a quaint French cafe.

But, if you can’t get to The French Riviera, you can easily make one at home.

I often make one when I have left over green bean almondine and potatoes.

I usually add sweet potatoes to my salads.

I love a bit of sweet on this savory salad.

Step 1: In sauce pan, boil the eggs. Peel and slice eggs.

How to Make the Best Nicoise Salad

Step 2: Place the tuna in a frying pan with olive oil on high heat.

The secret to cooking great tuna is to season it well, and just sear the tuna on both sides.

It’s best when cooked at medium rare.

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How to Make the Best Nicoise Salad

Step 3: Layer the salad with the greens on the bottom, topped with the seared tuna, cooked potatoes, green beans, Kalamata olives, capers, hard boiled eggs.

Dress the salad with homemade balsamic vinaigrette.

Are you ready to wow your friends and guests with a delicious take on the classic French Nicoise Salad?

With this step-by-step guide, you’re now equipped with all the necessary knowledge to unleash your inner chef and make an amazing dish for your next summer gathering or outdoor picnic.

So let’s show off our cooking skills and create a delectable masterpiece that points look down upon – don’t forget the proof in the pudding! I

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How to Make the Best Nicoise Salad

Nicoise salad is not just a sumptuous dish that will tantalize the taste buds of everyone at your next summer gathering or outdoor picnic – it’s an opportunity to embrace the best parts of French cuisine into your own kitchen.

Get creative in the ingredients you use, either sticking with tradition or adding a modern twist – whatever suits your fancy!

But most of all, don’t forget to savor each bite and enjoy the flavors of this classic French dish.

Now that you’re equipped with our guide on how to make the perfect Nicoise Salad, what are you waiting for?

Dig in and make this delicious dish today!

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How to Make the Best Nicoise Salad


You’ve just made it through the express guide on how to make the perfect Nicoise salad.

Now you have an incredible and flavorful dish that can bring color and life to any gathering or picnic table.

Not only is this a meal that will dazzle your guests, but it’s also healthy as evidenced by the rainbow variety of fresh ingredients.

So now you know what to do next time someone requests a boring, traditional salad – whip up a Nicoise and show them how easy it is to make a scrumptious and memorable meal with minimal effort.

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How to Make the Best Nicoise Salad
Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • 4 Tuna Filets
  • 2 c Salad Greens
  • 4 Eggs, hard boiled, sliced
  • 2 c Potatoes, cooked (I like to use leftovers)
  • 2 c Green beans, cooked (I like to use leftovers)
  • 1 c Kalamata Olives
  • 1/2 c Capers
  • 1 bunch Italian Parsley, chopped
Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 1/2 c Olive oil
  • 1/2 c Balsamic vinegar

Layer greens, tuna, potatoes, green beans, eggs, olives, parsley and capers.
Top with vinaigrette.
Balsamic Vinaigrette
mix olive oil and balsamic vinegar well.
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