Salad Tuna Nicoise
with a French vinaigrette
Smarts: This would make a great 'mason' jar salad. Put the vinaigrette on the bottom and then layer with tuna, eggs, green beans, tomatoes, and greens.
- Eggs - 4, hard-boiled
- Shallots - 1/2 bulb, diced
- Capers - 1 tsp
- Vinegar, sherry - 2 Tbsp
- Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
- Maple syrup - 2 tsp
- Oil, cooking - 6 Tbsp
- Green beans - 1/4 lb, chopped into 2" pieces
- Olives, pitted (green or black) - 1/2 cup, sliced
- Tomatoes - 1, chopped
- Tuna (10 oz) - 1 can
- Salad greens - 6 oz
- Hard boil eggs - Place in a saucepan, and cover eggs by 1” (or 2.5 cm) of water. Salt generously and then bring to a boil. Once water has reached a boil, take it off the heat and just let it sit for 11 minutes. Crack and chop eggs before serving. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
- Make vinaigrette - Dice shallots. Mix with capers, sherry vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Green beans - Slice into 2” (or 5 cm) long pieces. Place into a microwave-safe bowl, cover with a wet paper towel and microwave for 1.5 to 2 minutes, until tender but still crunchy.
- Olives - Slice.
- Tomatoes - Chop.
- Tuna - Drain.
- Toss vinaigrette with greens, chopped hard boiled eggs, green beans, olives, tomatoes, and tuna. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Start slow-cooking tomorrow night’s dinner if desired.
Delicious! I made it with edamame pasta and it was wonderful.0 Helpful
made with chicken instead of tuna. LOVED!!0 Helpful
Great flavor! Nothing lost by leaving out the olives. The tuna was great in this making it even easier to put together. We used albacore tuna- it's a little more expensive, but I feel it tastes less "fishy"0 Helpful
Very good. Splurged on it with Whole Wheat noodles. Much better with wheat noodles than a tomato based sauce is.0 Helpful
Loved the combination of flavors! Substituted red wine vinegar for the sherry vinegar.0 Helpful
Winner all the way around!0 Helpful