Recipe: Nicoise Salad

Recipe: Nicoise Salad

4 servings


Salad Nicoise Recipe
Nutrition per serving:
414 calories, 67g protein, 8g carbs, 11g fat


1⁄2 cup lemon juice

3⁄4 cup olive oil

1 tbsp fresh minced thyme leaves

1 tbsp fresh minced basil

2 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp Dijon mustard


6 small red potatoes

3 eggs 8 oz frozen green beans

2 medium heads lettuce

3 12-oz cans white tuna

1 cup grape tomatoes


  1. Put vinaigrette ingredients in a shaker cup and shake to mix.
  2. Put potatoes in a pot and cover with 4 quarts water. Boil 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. While the potatoes cook, put the eggs (don’t crack them) in another pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and then turn off heat and let stand 12 minutes. Rinse eggs in cool water and peel, then cut eggs in half.
  4. Place green beans in a microwave-safe dish and add 1⁄4 cup water. Cook in microwave on high 7–10 minutes.
  5. Rinse lettuce and tear into small pieces. Put them into a bowl, then add other ingredients (except eggs) and toss. Place eggs on top. Add vinaigrette to taste.

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Written by Jenny Nickelson

Jenny Nickelson has been a sports enthusiast since childhood. Because of her deep love to water, she started training swimming in early years. Today she swears on variety and does it all: from swimming, running and cycling to fitness, skiing, dancing and mountaineering.


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