Niçoise Salad



Niçoise Salad

Fresh and nutritious, large salads are ideal for a summer lunch: whether it's a tuna salad, a rice salad, a flavorful chicken salad, or based on raw vegetables like the Niçoise salad (or salade niçoise), typical of the French Riviera! A rich and colorful dish characterized by the presence of hard-boiled eggs, tomatoes, anchovies, tuna, and olives. Originating from Nice, as the name suggests, the Niçoise salad is popular throughout the Mediterranean region, although with many variations. The most well-known version in Italy, for example, is the Ligurian one which includes the addition of green beans and potatoes and is called condiglione. We propose the ingredients of the basic recipe that you can enrich or modify as you like, strictly using seasonal vegetables. So we just have to wish you bon appétit with the Niçoise salad... more than a side dish, a delicious main course!

Eggs 4
Lettuce 10.6 oz (300 g)
Cherry tomatoes 9 oz (250 g)
Tuna in oil 5 oz (140 g) - (drained weight)
Black olives 3.5 oz (100 g) - pitted
Fresh scallion 1.4 oz (40 g)
Anchovies in oil 1 ½ tbsp (20 g)
Extra virgin olive oil to taste
Fine salt to taste
Black pepper to taste

How to prepare Niçoise Salad

To make the Niçoise salad, first prepare the hard-boiled eggs: place the eggs in a saucepan, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil over moderate heat. After 7 minutes from the start of boiling, drain and let cool 1. Meanwhile, prepare the other ingredients: remove the green part of the scallion 2 and the lower part, then cut it into thin rounds 3.

Wash and cut the cherry tomatoes into quarters 4. Drain the anchovy fillets and cut them into pieces 5. By this time, the hard-boiled eggs will have cooled, so peel them and cut them into 4 parts 6.

Wash the lettuce and tear it by hand into a large bowl 7, then add the pitted olives 8 and the cherry tomatoes 9.

Also add the scallion, the drained tuna 10, and the anchovies. Finally, season with oil 11, salt, and pepper 12.

Mix everything well 13, then complete the dish with the wedges of hard-boiled egg 14. Your Niçoise salad is ready to be served 15!

How to store

Unseasoned Niçoise salad can be stored in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.


If you want to further enrich the Niçoise salad or substitute some ingredients, you can use raw green and yellow peppers, fava beans, radishes, or cucumbers! Try taking inspiration from our spring salad recipe!

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