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Salad Tuna Nicoise
with a French vinaigrette

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min
A light salad nicoise is just the right dish for recovering from the heavy foods of the holidays while still enjoying a filling dinner.
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.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Salad Tuna Nicoise:
  • 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

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Prep

  1. 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)
  2. Make vinaigrette - Dice shallots. Mix with capers, sherry vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. 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.
  4. Olives - Slice.
  5. Tomatoes - Chop.
  6. Tuna - Drain.

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Make

  1. Toss vinaigrette with greens, chopped hard boiled eggs, green beans, olives, tomatoes, and tuna. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Start slow-cooking tomorrow night’s dinner if desired.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (100)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (16)
Vegetarian (13)

59 reviews

Delicious! I made it with edamame pasta and it was wonderful.

By: Andrew
Posted: Feb 11, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

made with chicken instead of tuna. LOVED!!

By: Cathi
Posted: Mar 06, 2015
Diet: Original
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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"

By: Leah
Posted: Feb 09, 2015
Diet: Original
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Very good. Splurged on it with Whole Wheat noodles. Much better with wheat noodles than a tomato based sauce is.

By: Christopher
Posted: Jan 22, 2015
Diet: Original
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Loved the combination of flavors! Substituted red wine vinegar for the sherry vinegar.

By: Carrie
Posted: Jan 21, 2015
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Winner all the way around!

By: January
Posted: Jan 18, 2015
Diet: Original
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