Easy Nicoise Salad

Easy Niçoise Salad


Long summer evenings and plenty of chilled rosé are the perfect match for our nutritious and simple Niçoise salad dish.


The Simplest Recipe for Niçoise Salad
A traditional Mediterranean cuisine is salade Niçoise, or niçoise salad in French. It originated in Nice, which is located on the French Riviera, and it is ideal for bright, sunny days. This dinner is by its very nature simple, making it ideal for days when standing next to a stove is the last thing you want to do. With a few shortcuts, we’ve made an already simple dish even simpler.



  1. two cups of mixed greens
  2. Six ounces of green beans
  3. Three eggs, soft-boiled
  4. One bundle The Little Potato Company Microwave-Ready Herb & Lemon Kit
  5. Six ounces of oil-packed tinfish, such as salmon, tuna, or smoked trout
  6. One cup of mixed olives
  7. ½ cup cherry tomatoes
  8. Two little Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced
  9. 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil with a lemon dressing
  10. Five tablespoons of lemon juice
  11. Six tablespoons of olive oil
  12. One teaspoon Dijon mustard
  13. One tablespoon honey
  14. half a teaspoon salt
  15. two tablespoons fresh chives



  1. Bring a small pot of water to a rapid boil. Add green beans and blanch for 2 minutes. Drain and allow to cool completely.
  2. Heat potatoes according to package instructions along with herbs.
  3. In a small bowl mix together all ingredients for lemon dressing.
  4. On a large platter arrange mixed greens. Top with potatoes, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggs, green beans and fish. Drizzle with dressing and top with fresh basil. Enjoy.



This dish can easily be made vegetarian. Don’t like fish? Add chickpeas, white beans or feta in their place. If you’re looking for meat, but fish isn’t your thing a thinly sliced steak also makes a great substitute. We encourage you to make this dish your own! Swap out any of the vegetables with whatever you have growing in your garden. Here are a few suggestions:


Snap Peas


Shaved Carrots


Bell peppers



Recipe Adapted From: The Modern Proper


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