This twist on a classic salade Niçoise uses smoked salmon in place of tuna and adds extra vegetables in place of hard-boiled eggs and olives. Lovely served as an untraditional brunch, special weekend lunch or light supper.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2007


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  • Place a large bowl of ice water next to the stove. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Place potatoes in a steamer basket over the boiling water, cover and steam until tender when pierced with a fork, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer the potatoes with a slotted spoon to the ice water. Add green beans to the steamer, cover and steam until tender-crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer the green beans with a slotted spoon to the ice water. Transfer the potatoes and beans to a towel-lined baking sheet to drain.

  • Meanwhile, whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, dill and pepper in a large bowl. Add the potatoes and green beans, salad greens, cucumber and tomatoes; toss gently to coat.

  • Divide the salad and smoked salmon between 2 plates.


Make Ahead Tip: Store the potatoes and beans (Step 1) in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

271.1 calories; protein 17.4g 35% DV; carbohydrates 39.4g 13% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 7.4g 30% DV; sugars 6.4g; fat 5.9g 9% DV; saturated fat 1.1g 6% DV; cholesterol 16.8mg 6% DV; vitamin a iu 3897.5IU 78% DV; vitamin c 62.6mg 104% DV; folate 147.4mcg 37% DV; calcium 118.6mg 12% DV; iron 3.8mg 21% DV; magnesium 65.7mg 24% DV; potassium 845.9mg 24% DV; sodium 598.5mg 24% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 19% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
The simplicity flavor and nutritional value make this salad a home run. The only changes I made were to replace the green beans with asparagus spears I used yellow potatoes instead of red and combined half golden cherry tomatoes with red; due to what I had on hand. I served the dish with onion bread. Delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Not your average salad but tasty! I stuck a rosemary stem w/ leaves in with the potatoes while they were steaming which made the potatoes very flavorful. This works best as lunch - for me it was too light for dinner. Anonymous Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was VERY good! I was very surprised. I'm not much of a healthy eater but I'm trying. Usually its just alright food. But this is very good. I've never heard of potatoes in my salad before or green beans but they were very good. Just the right touch to fill you up fast. Double thumbs up for this baby! Wausau Wi Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I liked this version even better than traditional tuna salad nicoise! My husband loved it too! Read More