Salad Nicoise

Cuisine: French

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Serves: 2

Try out a French-style recipe that is most common during the summer for your loved ones. Salad Nicoise is one of the healthiest recipes, especially when you add garden vegetables like broccoli, corn, cauliflower, and asparagus. Want to impress everyone with your next healthy preparation? Make Salad Nicoise, and enjoy the treat with everyone you adore.

  • Potatoes
  • Nicoise olives (pitted)
  • Onion
  • Fresh parsley
  • Fresh green beans
  • Tuna
  • Lemon vinaigrette
  • Salad greens
  • Eggs
  • Tomatoes
  • Anchovy fillets
  • Capers

Healthy and scrumptious salad to try this summer!

  1. Take a lot and fill it with water; mix in salt and then put it on high heat. When it comes to a boil, add the potatoes. Cook for 15 minutes until the potato turns tender but stays a little firm. Drain it and let it cool. 
  2. Take a big bowl and add all the vegetable ingredients and tuna. Keep it in the refrigerator for around 2-4 hours. Then, take another big bowl to put the greens and vinaigrette together. Add the cooled potato mix to this bowl. Serve after garnishing it with tomatoes, eggs, anchovies, and capers. 

Chef Tip: You can experiment with the garden vegetables you want to add. However, use the vegetables common in the Provence region, like beans and artichokes. Toss the salad together very softly. 

This is one of the best quick and easy treats you can try for your family. Use the fresh ingredients and prepare the salad for your loved ones alongside a big meal. Everyone who gets a taste of the recipe would adore it, kids and adults, alike. Try it out soon let us know in the comments how you fared. 

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• A lot of purists defend the traditional ingredients that go into salad nicoise by calling it La Vrai Salade Nicosia and suggest that any other way of cooking cannot claim itself as ‘Nicois cookery’ which means ‘in the style of Nice’.

• The people of Nice too are very specific about the recipe having only uncooked vegetables, and they strictly disapprove of any alterations to this salad. If you ever happen to visit Nice, a city in France, don't bother asking where the 'cooked' potatoes are in your salad nicoise if you want to avoid unpleasant glares.

Historical Fact

• Salade niçoise is a salad that is traditionally made of tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, Nicoise olives, anchovies, and olive oil. It originated in the French city of Nice.

• The version of this salad in Nice in the late 19th century was quite basic and had tomatoes, anchovies, and olive oil because of which it was called as “poor people diet”.  It became popular in the US in the 1920s and is now served with tuna and many cooked vegetables. 

Nutrition Fact

• It contains 43g of fat, 159mg of cholesterol, 561mg of sodium, 885mg of potassium, 26g of carbohydrates, and 25g of protein. Bell peppers are a great source of vitamin B6 and folate which help in the prevention of anemia.

• Further, eggs are a great source of high-quality proteins, more than half of which are in the egg white. They are packed with selenium, vitamin D, B6, and B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron, and copper.