Easy Nicoise Salad Easy Nicoise Salad

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Hard-cooked eggs and flaky tuna make this French dinner salad an easy yet substantial meal that's perfect for busy weeknights.

  • Total time 20 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine



In large heatproof bowl, cover haricots verts with boiling water; cover and let stand until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain; transfer to bowl of ice water to chill. Drain; pat dry.

Meanwhile, in large bowl, stir together anchovies, shallot, oil, tarragon, vinegar and mustard. Reserve 1/4 cup in small bowl. Add haricots verts, kale and tomatoes to remaining vinaigrette; toss to coat. 

Divide salad among plates; top with eggs, fish, olives and capers; drizzle with reserved 1/4 cup vinaigrette.

Test Kitchen Tip: Haricots verts, or French green beans, are younger and thinner than other green beans. You can substitute with thicker varieties; simply halve them and extend the cooking time to 15 minutes.

Nutritional facts PER SERVING: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 644 mg
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Protein 29 g
  • Calories 439
  • Total fat 31 g
  • Potassium 444 mg
  • Cholesterol 245 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 11 g


  • Iron 18
  • Folate 39
  • Calcium 10
  • Vitamin A 29
  • Vitamin C 32
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Easy Nicoise Salad