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 2 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!
    1 of 1 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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  • 1 of 4 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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  • I left the potatoes out to lower the calories but this is a delicious salad. - 1/23/17

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  • I loved this. Much better than the ones I've gotten in restaurants. I also agree that the calorie count looks off. In response to another poster, it is very filling. It took me longer to make than they had listed. I'm looking forward to making this regularly. - 10/26/15

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