Nicoise Salad

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Try this classic entree salad.

Nicoise salad is a filling entree salads that has all of the nutrients you need from a complete meal. The protein-rich ingredients include eggs, olives, and tuna, and are tossed with bell peppers, tomatoes, crisp green beans, and lettuce. Here, the classic salad is tossed with a traditional mustard vinaigrette, but you can use a dressing of your choosing.

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Nicoise Salad

A salad worthy of the title "entree", this Nicoise Salad has an abundance of clean ingredients that provide you with a healthy and balanced meal.
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 1.5 cups salad
Course Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine French
Author SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

Nicoise Salad

  • 4 baby potatoes boiled, cooled and halved or 1 large potato, boiled, cooled and chopped in bite-sized pieces
  • 1 hardboiled egg cooled and quartered
  • 12 whole green beans blanched and cooled
  • 1/4 cup red onions thinly sliced
  • 5 ounces albacore tuna fish in water can, drained
  • 1/4 cup black olives of choice
  • 1/2 cup red or yellow bell peppers sliced (about 1/2 of a pepper, stemmed and seeded)
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 1 head Boston bibb also called butter lettuce or 1 bunch romaine lettuce

Vinaigrette

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard

Instructions

  • Boil the potatoes by adding them to a pan of salted cold water and bringing to a boil. Allow to boil for about 5 to 10 minutes, depending on size, until tender when pierced with a fork. Remove the potatoes for the water, but continue to boil.
  • Add the green beans to the boiling water along with a more salt and allow to cook for 3 to 5 minutes until bright green and just tender but crisp. Drain and rinse in cool water or submerge in ice water to cool.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the dijon mustard with the red wine vinegar. Gradually pour the olive oil into the bowl in a steady stream, whisking all the while.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine all of the ingredients, besides the eggs and toss gently with the vinaigrette. Top with the quartered eggs.
  • Note that potatoes may still be slightly warm or cooled to serve in the salad.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1.5cups salad | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 137mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly

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