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AMAZING RECIPE! I made it for dinner, the only thing I added is some maple syrup to the dressing to balance out the flavor, I like my salad dressing on the sweet-tart side. Wow, I was blown away.. Thank you!
Excellent receipe. The only variation I made was using Italian Tuna in a jar. I also cooked the beans with the baby potato and then shocked the beans. That a beautiful salad and so delicious. Lovely to be able to prepare in advance and plate it while enjoying a rose!
Can you recommend a vegetarian substitute for Tuna. This salad sounds really good but would love to add some protein to it.
Hi, Parshadi! I’d recommend some legumes, like lentils, chickpeas, or cannellin beans. Or possibly baked tofu. Enjoy!
We loved this salad! I was looking for a recipe that used fresh tuna. I didn’t need to use all the dressing. The only change I made was to add cucumber as one of my guests didn’t like tomatoes. We will make this often during tomato season! To save prep time, I cooked the potatoes in the pot under steamer I used for the beans.
Made this last night for dinnerIt was really delicious!
Will use less oil in the vinaigrette next time
The best Nicoise salad I ever had was in a cafeteria in Gatwick airport, of all places. I couldn’t even find it on the menu most places when I was in France.
Made the Nicoise Salad today, but reduced quanty as I’m a widow but I did make it for two days,I’m new to this app so far I’m very pleased with it,if possible would love to see healthier version.
Made this tonight for dinner. Didn’t have any green beans – so I used the avocado I had instead. My husband says it’s California style Salad Nicoise! Excellent!
Hi Becki, I happily add avocado to almost everything. Good call!
This was delicious. My two year old asked for seconds. Fantastic dairy free recipe for the whole family. I’ve made several nicoise salade recipes and this one’s my solid favorite and will be replacing a lesser nicoise in our rotation.
It uses a lot of dishes and takes a while to come together so I always plan to make it towards the end of the week and cook the ingredients a few at time early in the week. I pan fry line caught solid white albacore (other kinds seem to just mush) in a can really quickly and assemble just before cooking. Can’t go wrong!
I usually use the recipe from Julia Childs, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”, but I am going to use your recipe today as it sounds outstanding. I use canned tuna (fresh or frozen when I can find it) because fresh is really difficult to find where I live in the South. My French grandmother taught me to marinate the anchovies in some milk before using as this eliminates some of the really salty canned taste – some of you anchovy haters might try this or use anchovy paste. By the way, one of the worst Salad Nicoise I have had was in Paris!
I have made this salad quite a few times now and it is delicious! My hubby loves it and asks me to make it often. I use fresh herbs in the dressing in the summer from the garden which tastes best but I use dried herbs in the winter and it still tastes good. Makes enough for supper and lunches the next day . Thanks for the recipe!
I mostly followed your recipe, and it was a great hit with everyone. Then I got addicted to reading all the other recipes at the bottom. I spent a good portion of the afternoon and more at bedtime after I looked up Eggs Benedict. Thanks for a great meal & an entertaining and appetite-inducing day & evening. I’m turning off my phone now!
Made my first Nicoise – wow it was delicious! Now that I understand the basic format (and reading some of the comments), it will be fun to experiment, although this basic recipe is awesome. For the record, I made the vinaigrette from the juice of one lemon and the rest coconut vinegar. I also doubled up on the olives because YOLO. Will definitely make again!
Hi! I’m French and live in south of France in Toulon (about 200 km from Nice) and I’m so amazed you know the salade niçoise! Do you know there’s a kind of war to know what’s the real recipe? Some say there’s just anchovies and tuna is an unorthodox ingredient, others say red pepper is an essential ingredient etc. Well no matter, your salade niçoise is great!
hi from Nice !
My husband (Nice native) always tells me that “a salade niçoise with green beans, potatoes is a nicoise salad from Paris !” where I was born and raised !!!!!!!
His family receipt is with small onions called “cevettes”, red onion, with tomatoes, salad , tuna or anchovy ,eggs, radish and olive oil and olives from Nice… of course !!!!
it’s very difficult to find a good one in Nice, downtown around the touristic places the cost is around 13 or 15 euros !!!
dame Flo sending you sun from Nice !!
Made this recipe when I looked for a classic nicoise salad dressing recipe. Great website. Was good to meet you at IACP and listen to your talk!
The first time I had this salad made for me by a friend in Paris (1983) it comprised only leftover cooked rice, hard boiled aggs, canned tuna, corn, tomatoes and a lovely vinaigrette of olive oil, garlic, dijon mustard, red wine vinegar. I make it different every time as it works beautifully with many different seasonal vegetables, and is best served with a fresh baguette to wipe up every drop of sauce.
Its really hot where i live (India) and many of the ingredients you write about are not easily available, so I skipped the anchovies and substituted nicoise olives for bottled green ones and I had to do without the Dijon mustard. It still turned out really good. I guess this is a flexible sort of recipe and I can work in some local ingredients.
This is one of our absolute favorites. We make this salad (with variations depending on what’s fresh and available)a couple of times a month. I didn’t even like canned tuna (or so I thought)until we made this salad. It is so so so good. Our base is lettuce, eggs, tuna, tomatoes, cuke, green beans, potatoes, and some yummy vinaigrette. Tonight we had it with avocado (!!) and early season grilled corn (!!!) Spectacular!
This is the most amazing salad!!! I personally don’t like salad, but my roomate really does. I watched him eat the entire plate (which was too small for the gigantic salad)! Ivan (that’s my roomate) had a huge grin on his face for several hours after eating it.