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Tuna Nicoise Salad

This fresh and vibrant salad is packed full of nutritious veggies and healthy proteins, making it the perfect lighter meal or hearty side.
Course Entree, Salad
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 216kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • 1 shallot thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 pound baby potatoes washed, halved
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • ½ pound green beans trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon herbs de Provence
  • ¼ teaspoon salt plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper plus more to taste
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 (4-ounce) container mixed greens
  • 1 tomato on the vine diced
  • 5 radishes thinly sliced
  • ½ cup kalamata olives or olives of choice
  • 1 (5-ounce) can albacore tuna
  • 1 (6.5-ounce jar) marinated artichoke hearts drained


  • In a small bowl, combine the shallot and red wine vinegar and let sit for about 30 minutes while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  • Add the baby potatoes to a medium saucepan and cover with cold water by 1-inch. Season with a pinch of salt. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are fork tender, about 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and set aside in a medium bowl. Drizzle lemon juice on top and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and set up an ice bath. Once the water is boiling, add green beans and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until bright green and tender. Remove with a slotted spoon and place in the ice bath for 30 seconds to stop cooking. Drain and set aside.
  • Return the pot of water to a gentle boil and delicately drop the eggs in and cook for 6 ½ minutes (for jammy yolks) or 8 to 10 minutes if you prefer hard-boiled eggs. Remove from the pot with a slotted spoon and set in the ice bath to stop the cooking. When cool enough to handle, peel eggs then slice in half.
  • Remove the shallots from the vinegar (reserving the vinegar) and set aside. Add the vinegar to a mixing bowl and whisk in Dijon, herbs de provence, salt and pepper and mix until smooth. Slowly stream in olive oil and whisk until emulsified.
  • To serve, scatter greens on a large platter and top with cooked potatoes, green beans, shallots, eggs, tomatoes, radishes, olives, tuna and artichoke hearts. Drizzle dressing on top and serve.


Storage: Once this salad assembled and dressed, it will not keep well. However, you can store each component separately in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days, then compose the salad when you're ready to eat.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 876IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg