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Nicoise Salad or composed salad.
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Nicoise Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing

This version of a classic Salade Nicoise, substitutes wild Alaskan salmon for the tuna. Serves 4 as a main course or 6 as a starter.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 314kcal
Author: Cynthia



  • 1 head Bibb or butter lettuce
  • 1/2 pound about 6, cooked potatoes, red, yellow, or fingerling
  • 1 bell pepper sliced
  • 1/2 pound green beans cooked to crisp tender
  • 3 hard boiled eggs sliced
  • 1 cucumber sliced
  • 1/4 cup black olives Nicoise, Greek or Kalamata
  • 1/2 cup Cherry tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons Capers
  • 2 cans Wild Alaskan Salmon or Tuna, drained



  • Layer the lettuce around a platter. Add layers of veggies.
  • Fill in with tuna or salmon. Add capers and olives


  • In a bowl, whisk Dijon, lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper and anchovy paste or filet if using, until blending. Can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. 
  • Drizzle dressing over the salad just before serving. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 622mg | Potassium: 452mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1189IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 2mg