Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"The metaphor of the melting pot is unfortunate and misleading. A more accurate analogy would be a salad bowl, for, though the salad is an entity, the lettuce can still be distinguished from the chicory, the tomatoes from the cabbage." -Carl N. Degler, American Historian

The refrigerator light goes on...

I love Salade Nicoise. It is, and has been, one of my all time favorite dishes. I was inspired to this salad by a recent chopped salad that I had at a restaurant. It seems complicated because you have to take the time to cook the eggs, potatoes and green beans, but the total hands on time is only about 20 minutes. It is worth every one of those minutes.



Chopped Nicoise Salad

Servings: 2 | Serving size: about 3 cups

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes (does not include chilling time)

This recipe can easily be multiplied. Once tossed together, this recipe does not make good leftovers. You could, however, refrigerate the ingredients the night before and put the salad together at the last minute.

Chopped Nicoise Salad from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1 quart water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 quarts water
  • 12 ounces red potatoes (peeled and cut into small dice)
  • 8 ounces green beans
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp coarse ground mustard
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • to taste fresh ground black pepper
  • 12 grape tomatoes (halved)
  • 10 large black olives (cut into slivers)
  • 12 large leaves romaine lettuce (thinly sliced crosswise)
  • 2 Tbsp capers (drained)
  • 1 6 1/2 ounce can low sodium light tuna in water (drained)

Place the 1 quart water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Place the eggs in the pot and cook for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and let stand for 12 minutes. Remove and run under cool water. Peel the eggs and put in the refrigerator.

Place the water in a large stock pot over high heat.

Add the diced potatoes and add to the stock pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat until the water is simmering. Cook for about 10 minutes.

Remove the potatoes from the hot water (leave the water in the pot) and plunge them into ice water. Let cool, remove from the ice water, then place the potatoes in the refrigerator.

Add the green beans to the water in the pot and cook for about 5 - 7 minutes. Remove and plunge into ice water. Remove and place the green beans in the refrigerator .

Place the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, mustard, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth. Place in the freezer for about 5 minutes to chill.

Remove the vinaigrette from the freezer and whisk. Add the tomatoes, olives, romaine and capers and toss well.

Coarsely chop the eggs and add them to the bowl.

Slice the green beans into 1 inch lengths and add them to the bowl along with the potatoes.

Add the tuna and toss until the salad is blended. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 3 cups

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 538 Calories from Fat 203
% Daily Value
Total Fat 22g 34%
    Saturated Fat 4g 13%
    Monounsaturated Fat 14g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 233mg 79%
Sodium 640mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 19%
    Dietary Fiber 10g 32%
    Sugars 13g
Protein 32g
Vitamin A 169% Vitamin C 133%
Calcium 12% Iron 38%
Vitamin K 154 mcg Potassium 1773 mg
Magnesium 128 mg