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Pantry Staple Niçoise Salad

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  • Author: Kara @ The Foodie Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


For the salad:

  • 1 lb baby red potatoes (about 8 potatoes), halved
  • Salt
  • 2 containers Little Leaf Farms Baby Spring Mix (about 8 ounces lettuce)
  • 2, 5-ounce cans albacore tuna packed in water, flaked
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 4 eggs
  • Optional: 1/4 cup capers for garnish

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


For the salad:

  1. In a medium pot, bring water to a boil. Gently add in eggs and cook for 10 minutes (for hard-boiled eggs). Using a slotted spoon transfer eggs to an ice bath and let cool until cold, about 5 minutes. Peel eggs and cut in half.
  2. Using the same pot, salt the boiling water. Add potatoes and cook until tender, about 10-15 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to an ice bath and let cool, about 3 minutes. Pat potatoes dry.
  3. To assemble salad, in a large bowl combine lettuce, cooked potatoes, flaked tuna, olives, and hard-boiled eggs. Toss with desired amount of dressing to evenly coat.
  4. Optional: add capers for garnish.

For the dressing:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk white wine vinegar, garlic, dijon mustard, salt and pepper until combined. While whisking, slowly add olive oil until emulsified.


  1. The salad and the dressing are very forgiving. Feel free to make substitutions and/or omissions based on what you have on hand!
  2. To make this vegan, omit cheese.
  3. If you want to make soft-boiled eggs instead, boil eggs for 7 minutes.
  4. You can make and store the dressing in a mason jar. Simply add ingredients and shake until emulsified, about 30 seconds.
  5. Dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Pantry Staple
  • Cuisine: French

Keywords: french, niçoise, salad, pantry staple, shelf stable