Salade Nicoise


Traditionally, this salad from southern France is made with anchovies and tuna. We’ve taken some liberties with our version, which is perfect for the vegetarian palate. With the additions of marinated red onion and new potatoes, this salad will satisfy the whole family. Adding slices of tempeh or hard-boiled egg gives the salad enough protein to stand on its own as the perfect light lunch.



  1. Combine onions, celery, oil, parsley, garlic, basil, vinegar, oregano, olives, salt and freshly ground pepper in shallow serving dish. Allow mixture to marinate while you prepare the rest of the salad.
  2. Bring large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes; simmer 5 minutes. Add string and wax beans; simmer until beans and potatoes are tender, about 5 minutes. Drain well and set aside.
  3. An hour or so before serving, combine the bean-potato mixture with marinated vegetables. Add more oil or vinegar if desired and toss well. Serve on bed of lettuce and garnish with one or more optional ingredients.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 6
  • Calories: 195
  • Protein Content: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g