Salade Nicoise

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 head romaine lettuce, cut into bite-size pieces

4 eggs, hard-boiled

Two 5-ounce cans good quality light tuna in oil, drained

2 green onions, chopped

1 tomato, seeded and chopped

1/2 pound green beans, blanched

2 large red potatoes, cubed and boiled

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Lemon-Olive Vinaigrette, recipe follows

Lemon-Olive Vinaigrette:

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/2 lemon, juiced

1/2 teaspoon vinegar (recommended: white wine vinegar)

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

1/2 cup briny olives from salad bar, chopped (recommended: nicoise)

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. On a large platter, place the romaine lettuce and top decoratively with the rest of the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Drizzle with Lemon-Olive Vinaigrette and serve.

Lemon-Olive Vinaigrette:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, lemon juice, and vinegar. Drizzle in the olive oil and whisk to create an emulsion. Add the thyme, olives, and salt and pepper, to taste. Let sit at least 10 minutes to marry the flavors.