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Niçoise Salad

By Jason Fung, MD

Niçoise Salad

Some chefs say that a true salade Niçoise doesn’t contain potatoes. You may certainly omit them if you want to adhere to tradition . . . or if you are trying to lose weight. New potatoes are less starchy than their adult relatives, but they are easily replaced by radishes and green beans, if you...
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinners + Mains
Cuisine American, French
Servings 4
Calories 567 kcal

Ingredients
  

Salad

  • 1 lb green beans slender
  • 1 lb grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 lb radishes
  • basil leaves - handful
  • 1 lb new potatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup black olives
  • 12 anchovies
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1 lb tuna packed in olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

Dijon Vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions
 

  • Assemble, prepare, and measure ingredients. Trim beans. Halve tomatoes. Thinly slice radishes. Tear basil leaves roughly.
  • Place potatoes in a saucepan, cover with water, add 1 tablespoon salt, and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 12–15 minutes, or until fork-tender.
  • In a small saucepan, cover eggs with cold water and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for about 5 minutes. Immediately remove eggs from heat, drain, and gently roll on countertop to crack shells. Peel eggs under cold running water and set aside.
  • Fill a large bowl with ice water. Bring a small saucepan of salted water to a boil, add beans, and blanch for about 4 minutes. Plunge into ice water to stop cooking, then drain.
  • For the vinaigrette, in a small bowl, whisk together vinegar and mustard. Slowly add olive oil, whisking to emulsify. Season with salt and pepper.
  • For the salad, arrange green beans, tomatoes, radishes, potatoes, olives, anchovies, and capers on each plate. Drizzle with some dressing. Add halved hard-boiled eggs and tuna to each plate. Scatter basil leaves over top and season with salt and pepper. Serve with extra dressing on the side.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Niçoise Salad
Amount per Serving
Calories
567
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
33
g
51
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Cholesterol
 
212
mg
71
%
Sodium
 
1062
mg
46
%
Potassium
 
1441
mg
41
%
Carbohydrates
 
36
g
12
%
Fiber
 
9
g
38
%
Sugar
 
9
g
10
%
Protein
 
36
g
72
%
Vitamin A
 
2162
IU
43
%
Vitamin C
 
60
mg
73
%
Calcium
 
160
mg
16
%
Iron
 
6
mg
33
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword American, Dinners + Mains, French
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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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