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Salad Niçoise

Yield 8 servings
Make this classic French salad by arranging tuna, green beans, small red potatoes, hard-cooked egg quarters, tomatoes, and  olives over a platter of greens and serving with an herbed dressing.


  • 2 pounds unpeeled small red potatoes
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans
  • Herb Dressing
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce
  • 6 (3-ounce) packages albacore tuna, flaked
  • 1 (2-ounce) can anchovy fillets, drained (optional)
  • 5 hard-cooked eggs, quartered
  • 5 plum tomatoes, cut into wedges or 1 (8-ounce) container grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced ripe olives

How to Make It

  1. Cook potatoes in boiling water to cover 15 minutes or until tender; drain. Cool slightly; cut into slices. Set aside.

    Hard-Cooked Eggs
    Hard-Cooked Eggs
  2. Cook green beans in boiling water to cover 3 minutes; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process.

  3. Toss together potato slices, green beans, and 1/2 cup Herb Dressing in a large bowl. Chill at least 30 minutes.

  4. Tear 1 head romaine lettuce into bite-size pieces. Line a platter with leaves of remaining head of romaine lettuce. Arrange potato mixture over lettuce. Top with torn lettuce pieces.

  5. Mound tuna in center of greens. Arrange anchovies around tuna, if desired. Place eggs and tomato wedges on salad. Sprinkle with sliced olives. Serve with remaining Herb Dressing.