Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

A la nicoise is a French phrase that means "as prepared in Nice", typifying the cuisine found in and around Nice. A nicoise salad typically contains tuna which can be substituted for the chicken in this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare Dijon Vinaigrette.
  2. Place potatoes and enough water to cover in 2 qt saucepan.
  3. Heat to boiling.
  4. Cook over medium heat 10 - 15 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender.
  5. Stir in green beans.
  6. Cook 5 minutes longer; drain.
  7. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  8. Arrange lettuce on large serving platter.
  9. Top with chicken.
  10. Arrange potatoes, beans, tomatoes, eggs and olives around edge of platter.
  11. Drizzle with vinaigrette.
Most Helpful

Love, love this dressing! It's tough to find really good salad dressings that don't have sweetener. I used 1/2 cup safflower oil instead of the 2/3 cup. In my grocery store, the Bibb lettuce is labeled as Boston lettuce - thought I would mention that in case someone else also can't find it.

FLKeysJen February 27, 2014

Excellent!! I love Nicoise salads and I love the dressing on this one. I thought I had tarragon vinegar in my pantry, but I must have thrown it out. I used rice wine vinegar and it was still an outstanding dressing. I used pitted kalamata olives. The flavor combination is delicious. Don't omit a thing! For these reasons, I'm tucking this recipe into my best-of-the-best file.

LifeIsGood January 28, 2014

We love entree salads, especially variations on the Nicoise. For our tastes I halved the oil, omitted the mustard, eggs and tarragon and added blue cheese. Manzanilla green olives were great in this, but Kalamatas would be a good choice too. All the flavors come together to make an extremely delicious salad!

Maito June 28, 2013