Tuna Salad Nicoise

This week has been extremely hectic and I realized that I never had a chance to add the recipe for the Tuna Salad Nicoise.  If you are a follower, you know that I love tuna and this is another one of my favorite incarnations.  You can hardboil the eggs, steam the green beans and cook potatoes ahead of time, or you can grab a few things off of the grocery store salad bar and put together a great salad with little effort.  Toppings are adaptable to your tastes – I love olives and anchovies but I left both off of my husband’s salad.

Tuna Salad Nicoise


  • 4 TB Olive oil
  • 1 TB Sherry Vinegar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 minced shallot
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard

Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake until blended.  NOTE: This was enough dressing for two of us – increase quantities if you’re serving more people.


  • 4 oz. fresh tuna steak per person
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Brush tuna with olive oil and rub with salt and pepper.  Grill about 3 minutes a side and remove.  Cook longer if you don’t like your tuna rare (of course, in my humble opinion you are ruining it!)


  • Greens
  • Green Beans (Haricots Verts) steamed until tender
  • Cooked potatoes
  • Sliced hard boiled eggs
  • Anchovies
  • Black olives

Top each plate with greens and dressing.  Stir to combine.  Slice tuna and place on top of greens.  Surround with green beans, eggs, potatoes, anchovies and olives.  (Capers are also an option.)  Enjoy.

About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

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