Salade Nicoise a Ma Facon

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

A traditional Salade Nicoise can not be beat for sophistication and presentation. A delicious and healthful dinner course for 4, or serves 6 as a salad course. This version has a Craze-e twist by incorporating the black olives (in tapenade form) in the vinaigrette, itself). For this recipe, please invest in 2 tins of tuna packed in olive oil – the difference between that and regular tinned tuna is huge! :-)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the vinaigrette: In a little processor, zap all the vinaigrette ingredients - except for the fresh herbs - until the vinaigrette is thick and emulsified. Stir in all the minced, fresh herbs to combine. Taste dressing - it should be salty enough due to the olives, but adjust seasoning if it isn't. Refrigerate until ready to use. Just before you dress the salad, whisk everything well.
  2. For the salad: In a large, shallow salad bowl, arrange baby lettuces, tomatoes, potatoes, haricots verts and chopped shallots in layers, sprinkling with the tiniest bit of sea salt and a little of the dressing over as you go. Next arrange chunks of tuna and egg quarters on top. Then arrange the anchovies in a criss-cross pattern and a final sprinkling of dressing.
  3. Serve the salad immediately with a warm, crusty baguette and lots of good butter to go with it. Pretend you're on a verandah overlooking the cote d'azur.
Most Helpful

Mmm! Great recipe! Definitely a keeper. Thanks for posting!

coconutty February 04, 2010

This was a really great recipe, partly due to my liking to the anchovies in the recipe. I find this version of the salad to be quite original.

Studentchef July 26, 2009