Simple Nicoise Salad

Simple Nicoise Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 398.2
  • Total Fat: 18.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 211.0 mg
  • Sodium: 454.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.2 g
  • Protein: 23.0 g

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Perfect for a summer lunch or a light supper, this iconic salad from the South of France is as hearty as it is simple to prepare. Perfect for a summer lunch or a light supper, this iconic salad from the South of France is as hearty as it is simple to prepare.
Number of Servings: 4


    2 cups fresh or frozen green beans
    2 tbsp red-wine vinegar
    1 tsp Dijon mustard
    3 tbsp olive oil
    2 heads Romaine or Bibb lettuce, chopped
    4 small red-skinned potatoes, quartered and steamed or roasted
    2 cups cucumber slices
    1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into fourths
    1 8-ounce pouch of tuna, packed in water, drained
    4 eggs, hard-boiled
    2 tsp diced shallots
    16 black olives
    Pinch black pepper


Steam the green beans, then rinse with cool water to stop the cooking.
Whisk together the vinegar and mustard in a small bowl or shake in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Add the oil and whisk or shake until combined.
Place the lettuce in a large bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of the dressing.
Divide the lettuce among 4 plates. Top each salad with one fourth of the cucumbers, tomatoes, beans,
and potatoes; 2 ounces of tuna; and an
egg. Drizzle the remaining dressing atop the
vegetables, and garnish with shallots, olives and black

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Is that calorie count right? Richard Simmons has an almost identical recipe from years ago at about 1/3 fewer calories. Just sayin'. - 4/2/15

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good but I left out potato and only used half egg for each serving to cut out those calories - 2/18/15

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious, but I eliminated the potatoes and cut back on the eggs to lower the total carbs, being diabetic - 3/17/19

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    398 cal , 18.7 g of fat for one serving??? Seriously??? That is like one lunch and a snack and it doesn't even look like very much food. - 12/28/14

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  • Tasty recipe. - 6/10/19

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