Salade Niçoise ~ My Favourite Supper Salad

I love everything about this salad... the contrast of colours, the heartiness, the fact that it originated in Nice... and of course, all the incredible tastes & textures. This is one satisfying salad!
Read on for the recipe...
Salade Niçoise


1 head of boston lettuce, washed & dried
1 pound green beans, steamed and then rinsed with cold water
1 1/2 Tablespoons minced shallots
1 or 2 ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges
2 potatoes, peeled and cooked, and chopped into bite-size pieces
1 can of chunk tuna (I think Rio Mare, the Italian stuff, is by far the best)
3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and quartered
1/3 cup black olives
2 tablespoons capers
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
Salt & black pepper

1/3 cup olive oil
2 Tbs red wine vinegar
2 tsp grainy or dijon mustard
salt & black pepper

Mix the dressing.
Toss lettuce leaves, cooked green beans & potatoes, shallots, tuna, olives, capers, parsley and salad dressing in a large bowl. Add salt & pepper to taste.
Divide onto plates or serving bowls and top with eggs & tomato wedges.
Serve immediately and enjoy!


  1. Oh my goodness. This looks like this is mighty tasty!! :)

    xo Lynzy

  2. This looks super yummy- and it looks like you guys got to eat outside on your lovely balcony! Have a good night!

  3. That looks so good and pretty *swoon*

  4. WOW.

    This is great. Lovely supper salad. It's awesome!!

    Best wishes from one blogger to another,


  5. One of our favorites ~ and I always love adding ahi tuna to it when I can find it really fresh and as local as possible!

  6. I used to eat this all the time in Paris. I make a lot of salads at home and this one looks really easy to make - this will be on the menu sometime this week - thanks!!!

  7. I always see tired-looking Salade Nicoise's at delis...nothing as lovely and fresh-looking as yours though. When my fav. farmer at the farmer's market gets tomatoes, I'm SO making this!

  8. Thank you for visiting my blog! Your Salade Nicoise looks delicious... yummo!! Thank you for sharing the recipe too. I might give it a try :)


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