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Salad Nicoise with Tuna, Green Beans and Potato

Gorgeous, satisfying, fresh, nutritious, satieting and perfectly complete. That’s a Salad Nicoise for you. It’s a classic salad, a signature piece. Learn the ingredients by heart.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Paleo, Whole 30
Keyword: Balsamic, Green Beans, Main Meal Salad, Salad, Tuna
Servings: 2


  • 2 cups soft lettuce Leaves
  • 200 grams green beans
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cans tuna in olive oil
  • 2 eggs hard boiled
  • 6 baby potatoes boiled
  • 20 pitted black olives
  • extravirgin olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • course sea salt for grinding


  • Rinse and spin the lettuce.
  • Top and tail the green beans. Blanch in boiling, salted water for about 5 minutes, or steam for 8 minutes, or steam in the Instant Pot for 2 minutes and release the pressure immedietely after the timer sounds.
  • Boil the potatoes in salted water for 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
  • Halve the cherry tomatoes, drain the oil from the tuna, peel and halve the boiled eggs.
  • Arrange the lettuce, beans, tomatoes, tuna, eggs, potatoes, and olives on individual serving plates.
  • Dress with the extra virgin olive oil, the balsamic vinegar, and a fresh grinding of salt.