Haven’t made it to the grocery store in a minute? That doesn’t mean you can’t whip up an impressive dish. This lovely, snackable take on a salad Niçoise is composed largely from pantry items, like canned tuna and roasted red peppers, plus a couple of common refrigerator staples—frozen green beans and eggs. We use packaged gnocchi, shelf-stable gnocchi as a creative swap  for the fresh potatoes typically found in a salad Niçoise.  Dressed up with a super simple vinaigrette this “throw-together” salad could easily pass for a well-planned. In other words, keep this one in your back pocket for the next time you need a last-minute appetizer for entertaining. 

Recipe by MyRecipes


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Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk together oil, vinegar, shallot, mustard, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.

  • Cook green beans according to package directions; drain.

  • Cook gnocchi according to package directions; drain. Toss gnocchi with 2 tablespoons dressing. Arrange gnocchi, green beans, artichokes, tuna, olives, roasted peppers, and, if desired, egg halves on a serving platter. Drizzle with remaining dressing.