Tuna, hard-boiled eggs, tomatoes, potatoes, green beans and olives are composed and drizzled with a lively roasted garlic dressing in our take on the classic salade nicoise.

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  • Cover potatoes with cold water in a medium saucepan, season with salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook until the potatoes are just tender, about 10 minutes. Drain. Let stand until cool enough to handle. Slice into a large bowl and toss with 1/4 cup dressing.

  • Cook green beans in boiling salted water until just tender, about 5 minutes. Drain, refresh under cold water and pat dry. Add to the potatoes along with another 1/4 cup dressing. Toss gently to coat.

  • Transfer to a platter or individual plates. Arrange tomatoes and eggs around the outside; scatter tuna, olives, onions, capers and parsley over the top. Arrange anchovies decoratively; drizzle with the remaining dressing.


Tip: To hard-boil eggs: Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour out hot water and cover the eggs with cold water. Let stand until cool enough to handle before peeling.

Note: Chunk light tuna, which comes from the smaller skipjack or yellowfin, has less mercury than canned white albacore tuna. The FDA/EPA advises that women who are or might become pregnant, nursing mothers and young children consume no more than 6 ounces of albacore a week; up to 12 ounces of canned light tuna is considered safe.

Nutrition Facts

381 calories; 14 g total fat; 2.7 g saturated fat; 173 mg cholesterol; 750 mg sodium. 1094 mg potassium; 39 g carbohydrates; 5.9 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 26.2 g protein; 1359 IU vitamin a iu; 40 mg vitamin c; 82 mcg folate; 157 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 74 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 4 stars
Healthy & Filling Changes I made; used a good quality pre-prepared dressing from store black beans instead of green cocktail/pickled onions instead of red onion - omitted capers and anchovies added slices of roasted red bell pepper - mixed black beans tuna potatoes and red bell pepper all together in a bowl with the oil and served on a bed of green leaf lettuce and tomato wedges. We enjoyed this for lunch today it was tasty and very filling - would certainly work as a main meal. I split the amounts to serve 2 instead of 4. It took 35-40 minutes to prepare - the small red potatoes took more than 10 minutes to cook... when I realized they were still firm after the 10 minutes I increased the heat and kept them at a high rolling boil for a further 10-15 minutes. While they bubbled away I was able to carry on with prepping everything else... and serving some of the Tuna to our suddenly fixated cats! lol A good recipe and one I look forward to enjoying again soon - I could forsee making this with tuna filets and not mixing everything together would make a nice quick meal even if entertaining. Pros: Quick healthy tasty filling Cons: None really Read More