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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Introduction

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

Ingredients

    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

Directions

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
pepper.

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  • 3 of 4 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 3 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 2 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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  • Incredible!
    This was an awesome salad. - 8/4/20

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  • Very Good
    good - 7/21/20

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  • Incredible!
    awesome salad - 6/28/20

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  • YUMMY - 6/11/20

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  • Very Good
    Family loved it, me not so much. - 4/3/20

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  • Good
    Calorie count is not right - 3/24/20

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was very good. A meal not a side to me - 3/18/20

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  • Wow....this looks fabulous! - 3/16/20

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  • Not bad for salad. - 2/5/20

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  • Absolutely Delicious...... - 12/3/19

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  • Very Good
    YUM! Love this salad - though I increased the Dijon mustard for a more flavorful dressing. - 11/21/19

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  • looks yummy - 10/14/19

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  • Good
    I cut the eggs and potatoes in half and added some walnuts. - 7/30/19

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  • Good
    Tasty recipe. - 6/10/19

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  • Incredible!
    Tasty - 5/26/19

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  • Interesting - 5/15/19

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  • yum - 4/13/19

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  • The calorie count was too high for me so I used 2 TBSP. of olive oil left the cucumber out since we don't care for it, used 12 olives and served it on a bit of fresh baby spinach. I was able to nicely get 5 servings from it. This made the calorie count of each serving at less than 300. - 2/26/19

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  • Very Good
    tasty - 2/7/19

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  • nah - 1/25/19

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  • NICE - 1/23/19

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  • Incredible!
    yum - 1/23/19

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  • Very Good
    good - 1/11/19

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  • Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 1/6/19

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  • Simple, fresh and tasty - 12/20/18

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  • Incredible!
    Thanks - 12/16/18

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  • excellent - 11/7/18

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  • Great idea - 10/26/18

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  • Nice recipe - 9/18/18

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  • Would like to try minus Tuna. - 9/6/18

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  • Very Good
    Yum - 9/3/18

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  • Great salad - 8/18/18

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  • Good - 8/3/18

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  • Yummmm - 7/13/18

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  • excellent - 6/30/18

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  • Great salad!!! - 5/19/18

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  • This is very easy and delious. - 5/15/18

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  • Very Good
    Good but could do without any potato in it. - 5/1/18

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  • Delioush - 4/29/18

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  • Thanks for sharing this recipe. - 3/29/18

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  • Incredible!
    I use the low- or n-sodium added tuna as i am watching my sodium intake. I also halve the olive oil and use homemade jalapeno vinegar to add a little more spice to it. - 3/27/18

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  • Very Good
    very tasty and filling. does not always record in tracker same as your counts. - 3/23/18

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  • Incredible!
    Salad for lunch - 3/22/18

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  • Good
    Lots of calories - 3/22/18

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  • Very good! - 3/6/18

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  • looks good - 12/24/17

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  • Yummy - 12/21/17

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  • This was the greatest way to get fruits, veggies and proteins all together in one tasty meal. This is a lunch meal that I will be adding to my list of favorites. Thank you for sharing. - 11/26/17

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  • Yummers - 11/9/17

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  • This is a refreshing salad to make on a hot summer day! So yummy! - 11/8/17

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  • I used salmon for mine, but it is good either way. - 11/6/17

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  • I need to make this! - 10/3/17

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  • Delicious salas - 9/26/17

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  • Incredible!
    Regardless of the calorie count, this is an excellent recipe. Refreshing, filling and tasty! - 9/17/17

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  • Very Good
    Tasty - 8/28/17

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  • SOUNDS GOOD - 8/22/17

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  • I have never had green beans on a salad with lettuce. The calorie count is too high for a salad for me. - 8/7/17

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  • making this tomorrow, minus the tuna....can't wait!!! - 7/30/17

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  • Sounds OK, - 7/28/17

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  • Very Good
    Wasn't too bad. I liked it but kids didn't. Will have this when my wife and I aren't eating with the kids. - 7/28/17

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  • Good - 6/3/17

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  • Incredible!
    Be an inspiration to those around you by making the most of each day. - 5/28/17

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  • Nice salad - 5/25/17

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  • THis one is new to me! I am going to try it! - 5/25/17

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  • yummy - 5/24/17

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  • Doing it today!!! - 4/11/17

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  • Very Good
    I left the potatoes out to lower the calories but this is a delicious salad. - 1/23/17

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  • Incredible!
    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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