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Nicoise Salad
with chickpeas / tomatoes / green beans / olives / potatoes / eggs

Active: 35 minTotal: 35 min

A summer favorite in Southern France, Nicoise salads are topped with seasonal produce and served with chickpeas, boiled eggs, and olives. We featured this meal previously in 2016.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Nicoise Salad:
  • Beans, garbanzo (14 oz / 387 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 2 tsp
  • Italian seasonings - 1/2 tsp
  • Green beans - 1 lb, trimmed and chopped into 1" / 2.5 cm pieces
  • Eggs - 4
  • Potatoes, baby red or new - 1 lb
  • Tomatoes, medium - 1, wedges
  • Chives - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Olives, nicoise (sub seedless kalamata) - 1/2 cup, drained and rinsed
  • Oil, olive - 1 tsp
  • Salad greens - 8 oz
Sherry Vinaigrette:
  • Garlic - 1 clove, chopped
  • Vinegar, sherry (sub red or white wine vinegar) - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Honey - 2 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 4 Tbsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Marinate garbanzo beans - Drain and rinse beans. Toss with balsamic vinegar and Italian seasonings. Marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to 3 days. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Green beans - Trim green beans and chop into 1" / 2.5 cm pieces. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Boil eggs - Cover eggs with cold water in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and then turn off heat. Put a lid on the pan and let eggs sit in hot water for 11 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Boil potatoes and green beans - Bring a large stock pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and reduce heat to a low simmer. Simmer, covered, until potatoes are nearly tender, about 15 minutes (this will vary depending on the size of potatoes, but they should be fairly easy to pierce with a fork before adding green beans). Add green beans to the pot and continue to boil until both the potatoes and beans are very tender, about 5 minutes more. Drain and rinse under cool water. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  5. Make vinaigrette - Chop garlic. Whisk garlic with vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, and honey. Add olive oil (portion for vinaigrette) while whisking. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  6. Tomatoes / Chives / Olives - Prep as directed. (You can leave the olives whole or slice them if you’d prefer.)
  7. Eggs - Roll eggs against a hard, flat surface to break up shell and then peel. Slice into quarters.

Make

  1. Quarter potatoes. Toss potatoes and green beans with olive oil (the portion for the salad) and chives. Season with some salt and pepper.
  2. Assemble salads by topping salad greens with potatoes and green beans, beans, tomatoes, olives, and eggs. Finish with vinaigrette just before serving. Enjoy!

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Reviews

This meal has 17 reviews

Delicious, but took me an hour

By: Meaghan
Posted: Aug 08, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

A great salad! Very filling. We loved the addition of the garlic in the salad dressing. The potatoes and green beans were excellent.

By: Chris
Posted: Aug 08, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

Loved this! Meal prep on Sunday made this super easy tonight. Was nervous about the kids, but they ate it all too. Kept everything separate so it was a great leftover lunch too. Doubled the dressing - glad we did.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Aug 07, 2019
Diet: Original

Would have loved the potatoes from the original version but cutting carbs. I would omit the prosciutto from this version since I didn't find it necessary.

By: Liz
Posted: Aug 07, 2019
Diet: Paleo

SO GOOD!!! My husband took the extra step of smashing and browning the boiled potatoes in a cast iron pan to make them crispy, and they were AMAZING in the dressing. It also added a great textural element to the salad. Before this meal, I was a Niçoise salad skeptic. Now I’m a convert!

By: Jeanine
Posted: Aug 06, 2019
Diet: Original