Here is a take on a classical French recipe Niçoise Salad. It can be served either as a salad or an entree, which I personally feel it is more suited for. Niçoise Salad is almost the perfect meal, it contains starch, vegetables, the crispness of the green beans. The freshness of tomato, then the umami taste of the fresh tuna, complemented by an aioli, is so delicious.

I would not say this is a simple recipe, due to the amount of preparation required, not a simple after-work recipe to prepare. Though well worth the time and expense, when you sit down to enjoy it.

Niçoise Salad

Written by - Kevin Kapusi Starow
Easy and tasty recipe for the whole family
3 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine French
Servings 4
Difficulty Easy


  • Grill pan
  • Saucepan
  • Strainer


  • 10 Chat Potatoes - boiled & sliced
  • 200 gm Green Beans - blanched & split
  • 150 gm Cherry tomatoes - halved
  • 25 Kalamata Olives
  • 5 Eggs - hard boiled, peeled & sliced
  • 10 White Anchovies
  • 150 gm Mixed Lettuce
  • 400 gm Tuna steaks - seasoned & seared
  • Aioli
  • Sea Salt


  • Though it is not necessary, I do prefer to form this salad in a cylindrical mold.
  • Begin by placing some of the potato in the bottom of the mold and compacting.
  • Add to this a squeeze of the aioli, on top of which you place some of the tomato.
  • Next add some of the beans, followed by more aioli, then some egg.
  • Next add a piece of tuna, and compact down firmly.
  • Finish with more aioli, and an arrangement of lettuce on top.


Amazingly tasty recipe that can be utilised as a side dish or something more substantial, this is a traditional French recipe, commonly used throughout the world.
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