Nicoise Salad Recipe Recipe

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Submitted by whymus

Makes 6 servings



Salad Niçoise (pronounced nee-suaz) is essentially a French composed salad, much like our American Cobb salad, but with tuna, green beans, and potatoes, instead of chicken, bacon, and avocado. Salad Niçoise hails from Nice, on the Mediterranean Sea, though like so many foods we enjoy here of French origin, has changed a bit to adapt to our tastes.

Recipe Ingredients for Nicoise Salad Recipe

1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp shallot, 1 medium, minced
1 tbsp thyme leaves, minced fresh
2 tbsp basil leaves, minced fresh
2 teaspoons oregano leaves, minced fresh
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 pinch of salt
1/8 tsp pepper, black freshly ground
16 oz tuna steaks, grilled or otherwise cooked * (2 x 8 oz each) or 2-3 cans of tuna
6 eggs, hard boiled peeled and either halved or quartered
1 1/4 pounds red potatoes (each about 2 inches in diameter, about 10 small in total), each potato scrubbed and quartered
1 pinch of salt
1/8 tsp pepper, black freshly ground
6 cups lettuce (About 2 medium heads Boston or butter lettuce), leaves washed, dried, and torn into bite-sized pieces, [11250&size
3 small tomatoes, ripe, cored and cut into eighths
1 small red onion, sliced very thin
8 ounces green beans, stem ends trimmed and each bean halved crosswise
6 olives, about 1/4 cup niçoise [93626&2]
2 tbsp capers, rinsed and/or several anchovies (optional)

Recipe Directions for Nicoise Salad Recipe

  1. *Marinate tuna steaks in a little olive oil for an hour. Heat a large skillet on medium high heat, or place on a hot grill. Cook the steaks 2 to 3 minutes on each side until cooked through.

  2. Whisk lemon juice, oil, shallot, thyme, basil, oregano, and mustard in medium bowl; season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.

  3. Bring potatoes and 4 quarts cold water to boil in a large pot. Add 1 tablespoon salt and cook until potatoes are tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer potatoes to a medium bowl with a slotted spoon (do not discard boiling water). Toss warm potatoes with 1/4 cup vinaigrette; set aside.

  4. While potatoes are cooking, toss lettuce with 1/4 cup vinaigrette in large bowl until coated. Arrange bed of lettuce on a serving platter (I used two serving platters, shown in the photos). Cut tuna into 1/2-inch thick slices, coat with vinaigrette. Mound tuna in center of lettuce. Toss tomatoes, red onion, 3 tablespoons vinaigrette, and salt and pepper to taste in bowl; arrange tomato-onion mixture on the lettuce bed. Arrange reserved potatoes in a mound at edge of lettuce bed.

  5. Return water to boil; add 1 tablespoon salt and green beans. Cook until tender but crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain beans, transfer to reserved ice water, and let stand until just cool, about 30 seconds; dry beans well. Toss beans, 3 tablespoons vinaigrette, and salt and pepper to taste; arrange in a mound at edge of lettuce bed.

  6. Arrange hard boiled eggs, olives, and anchovies (if using) in mounds on the lettuce bed. Drizzle eggs with remaining 2 tablespoons dressing, sprinkle entire salad with capers (if using), and serve immediately.

Categories

Main Dish, Salads, Gluten-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 414.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
477
Calories from Fat
252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
28.0g
43%
Saturated Fat
5.1g
26%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
223mg
74%
Sodium
300mg
13%
Potassium
1071mg
31%
Total Carbohydrates
25.3g
8%
Dietary Fiber
4.9g
20%
Sugars
5.0g
Protein
31.9g
Vitamin A 62% Vitamin C 73%
Calcium 10% Iron 24%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin B12
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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