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A display of the ingredients of an authentic nicoise salad

Salade Nicoise (Nicoise Salad)

A beautiful and delicious French classic salad.
Course Salad
Cuisine French
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 472kcal
Author International Cuisine


For the Nicoise Dressing

  • 1 clove garlic
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp's fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 shallot minced
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the Salad

  • 1 lb. small new potatoes boiled until tender
  • 8 oz. haricot verts blanched
  • 12 oz. cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup black Niçoise olives
  • 8 oz. marinated artichoke hearts
  • 8 salt-packed anchovies rinsed and drained (optional)
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs halved lengthwise
  • 1 small cucumber thinly sliced
  • 3 4 oz can oil-packed tuna, drained
  • 1/2 red onion sliced thinly


  • Make the dressing: Mince garlic on a cutting board and sprinkle heavily with salt; using a knife, scrape garlic and salt together to form a smooth paste. Transfer paste to a bowl and whisk in oil, lemon juice, mustard, shallot, and salt and pepper; set aside.
  • Make the salad: Arrange all ingredients in separate rows on a large serving platter; drizzle dressing over all ingredients, season with salt and pepper.


Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 187mg | Sodium: 1207mg | Potassium: 940mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1729IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 3mg