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My classic nicoise salad recipe: this is a colorful French tuna salad with fersh tomatoes, green beans, olives and anchovies!

French Nicoise Salad Recipe

My classic nicoise salad recipe: this is a colorful French tuna salad with fresh tomatoes, green beans, olives and anchovies!
Course Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine French
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2
Calories per serving 361 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 5,5 oz green beans (155 g)
  • 5,5 oz canned tuna (155 g), drained weight
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 4,5 oz romaine lettuce (125 g), rinsed
  • 6 canned anchovy fillets in oil
  • a handful black olives pitted
  • 2 tbsp onion chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Rinse the green beans. Place a large pan of salted water over high heat until boiling. Then blanch the beans in it for 4 minutes until they are nearly soft but still crunchy to the bite.
  2. My classic nicoise salad recipe: this is a colorful French tuna salad with fersh tomatoes, green beans, olives and anchovies!
  3. Refresh them immediately under cold running tap water and put them aside to drain. Then transfer the olive oil, the white wine vinegar, the garlic paste, chopped onion and fresh parsley to a glass or cup. Season with a little pinch of pepper and salt to taste and stir well.
  4. My classic nicoise salad recipe: this is a colorful French tuna salad with fersh tomatoes, green beans, olives and anchovies!
  5. Put the vinaigrette aside until later. Drain the canned tuna and flake it a bit using a fork.
  6. My classic nicoise salad recipe: this is a colorful French tuna salad with fersh tomatoes, green beans, olives and anchovies!
  7. Peel the hard-boiled eggs and slice them up or cut them into quarters.
  8. My classic nicoise salad recipe: this is a colorful French tuna salad with fersh tomatoes, green beans, olives and anchovies!
  9. Rinse the cherry tomatoes and slice them in half.
  10. My classic nicoise salad recipe: this is a colorful French tuna salad with fersh tomatoes, green beans, olives and anchovies!
  11. Then transfer the rinsed green lettuce and blanched green beans to a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle with the olive oil vinaigrette and toss until well combined. Transfer the salad onto plates and top with the sliced boiled egg, cherry tomatoes, canned anchovy filets, pitted black olives and flaked canned tuna. Serve the salad cold.

  12. My classic nicoise salad recipe: this is a colorful French tuna salad with fersh tomatoes, green beans, olives and anchovies!