Fast Nicoise Salad


Can't decide what to pack for lunch? Try this 20-minute Nicoise salad that features tuna, leafy greens, potatoes, and a simple homemade vinaigrette dressing.

Fast Niçoise Salad
Photo: Karla Konrad
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 teaspoon butter

  • 2 cup refrigerated red potato wedges

  • 6 cup mixed salad greens

  • 3 2.6 ounce pouches lemon-pepper chunk light tuna*

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes

  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, sliced

  • 2 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon Dijon-style mustard

  • teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add potatoes. Cover and cook about 15 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Cool completely.

  2. In four salad containers evenly layer salad greens, tuna, tomatoes, egg slices, and potatoes. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours. In a small bowl whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, mustard, and black pepper. Divide dressing among four small containers. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.

  3. To serve, shake dressing. Drizzle one dressing portion over one salad portion. Cover and shake to combine or toss with a fork to combine.


If you can't find lemon-pepper tuna, use any herb-seasoned tuna.

To Take:

To tote, place salad and dressing containers in an insulated bag with an ice pack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

247 Calories
12g Fat
14g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 247
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 543mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 13.8mg 69%
Calcium 49.7mg 4%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 458mg 10%
Folate, total 75.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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