Tuna Nicoise Salad with Black Olive Vinaigrette

Ingredients for the Dressing

  • 8 pitted black olives, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp shallots, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsps red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Ingredients for the Salad

  • 1 lb cooked red potatoes, diced
  • 8 oz cooked green beans, trimmed
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and halved
  • 2 6-oz cans solid white tuna in oil, drained
  • 1/2 cup black olives
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens


  1. Combine black olives, shallots, garlic, Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, and olive oil in a food processor or blender and blend until mixed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Arrange potatoes, green beans, tomatoes, eggs, tuna, and black olives over salad greens on a large platter and serve with black olive vinaigrette.
Recipe by:

The Tasty Bite