Fresh Salmon Salad Nicoise

Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 0 mins

Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens. It's a great salad for a hot summer day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Place fish steak on the greased unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 inches from the heat for 5 minutes. Turn fish and broil for 3 to 7 minutes more or just until fish begins to flake easily. Cool to room temperature. Break or cut salmon into large chunks. (You should have about 1 cup.).
  2. Cut the potatoes into cubes. Place the cubes in a microwave safe dish, sprinkle with seasoned salt, and cover with plastic wrap. Cook on your microwave's potato setting, or 3-4 minutes on high.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the potatoes, cucumbers, cherry or pear tomatoes, olives, and red or white onion. Pour the vinaigrette over the vegetable mixture. Toss to coat.
  4. Divide the mixed greens between 2 individual plates. Spoon the vegetable mixture over the greens. Arrange the salmon or tuna and the hard-cooked egg on top of the vegetables. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Serves 2 generously.
Most Helpful

Great summer meal. My husband loves Salad Nicoise but I had never prepared it at home. 6 ounces of salmon is plenty for two salads and the recommendations for microwaving the potatoes worked very well. They were al dente but plenty done. I will be serving this regularly.

BreadMeister June 04, 2010

This was wonderful! It looks so appealing and it tastes great! I made it according to the recipe and used the lemon-nut vinaigrette. Yum! This would be an excellent dish for company.

Doreen in CA June 22, 2009

What a great dinner I had tonight! A meal in itself! I left out the cucumber(forgot to get one), and used regular vine tomatoes, cut up. I halved the recipe using leftover pepper-crusted salmon and boy was this good! Thank you so much! Oh, and used your lemon nut vinaigrette, delish!

Sharon123 September 23, 2006