Nicoise salad recipe with the traditional nicoise vinaigrette dressing.


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Nicoise salad is much more than a green salad with canned tuna, it is a full meal experience, full of fresh vegetables and pungent flavors.

The classic nicoise salad ingredients are canned tuna, endive salad, tomatoes, green beans, and potatoes. Plus the traditional nicoise salad vinaigrette dressing: vinegar, olive oil, shallots, mustard, and herbs.
Although you have to cook the potatoes and the green beans, it is a very easy fresh salad to make.

The healthy nicoise salad is also the last recipe of the Early Autumn Project. Check the Marinated Burrata, it’s divine!

Let’s see how to make a nicoise salad

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nicoise salad recipe

Course Salad
Cuisine european, French, Mediterranean
Servings 2
Author Claudia Rinaldi | Gourmet Project


  • 1 medium potato
  • 1 handful of green beans
  • 1 egg
  • 8-10 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 handfuls of endive salad
  • 1 can of Italian tuna fillets in olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of vinegar
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • ½ shallot
  • 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt


  1. Steam the potato (fork tender) and the green beans (until crisp-tender).
  2. Hard-boil the egg.
  3. Cut cherry tomatoes in four, season them with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt.
  4. Drain the tuna filets.
  5. Make the dressing: blend vinegar, olive oil, shallot, mustard, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste, until creamy.
  6. Peel and slice the egg in 4-5. Peel and coarsely dice the potato.
  7. Toss the potato with a tablespoon of the dressing.
  8. Assembly the salad: place endive as a base, add the green beans, the tomatoes, the egg, the tuna filets and the potato. Finally season with the remaining dressing.


grape juice mustard recipe

If you don’t have mustard, or you finished it. don’t buy it, make it! Apart from finding mustard seeds, it is a just-blend recipe. Mine is made with grape juice, cause they’re in season and it sounds so gourmet, doesn’t it?

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5 from 1 vote

grape juice mustard

Course seasoning
Cuisine european, French, Mediterranean
Author Claudia Rinaldi | Gourmet Project


  • ¼ cup of mustard seeds
  • ¼ cup of juiced grapes
  • 2 teaspoons of white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • ½ teaspoon of pink Himalayan salt


  1. Place mustard seeds in a small bowl, pour in the grape juice and the vinegar. Soak at least two hours.
  2. Blend until creamy (you decide how creamy you like it). Add honey and salt and mix well.


enjoy your nicoise recipe!