Recipe for Simple Tuna Nicoise Salad made with small potatoes

Simple Tuna Nicoise Salad

Use our potato recipes to cook your whole meal. This simple tuna nicoise salad is great for lunch and dinner.
Recipe Courtesy of: Amee Livingston
Prep15 minutes
Cook35 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Variety Fav(s) Honey Gold®
Cook Type Stove Top
Dish Type Healthy, Salads
Season Fall, Spring, Summer


  • 16 oz. Tasteful Selections® potatoes
  • 2 large fresh sushi-quality tuna steaks
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, quartered
  • ¾ lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
  • ¼ c. capers, drained
  • c. Kalamata olives
  • 2 c. cherry tomatoes
  • 4 c. gourmet lettuce blend, torn into pieces
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar


  • Place eggs in a large saucepan. Cover them with cool water by 1 inch. Slowly bring water to a boil over medium heat; when the water has reached a boil, cover and remove from heat; let sit 12 minutes. Transfer eggs to a colander and run under cool water to stop the cooking process. Peel, slice and set aside.
  • Cook fresh green beans in a large pot of boiling salted water, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes until crisp tender. Transfer immediately to an ice bath to stop the cooking process. Add potatoes to the boiling water and simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes, until tender. Drain in a colander and set aside.
  • Rub tuna steaks with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and sear tuna for two minutes on each side. Transfer to a cutting board and slice into strips.
  • Arrange all ingredients between four large plates or bowls (or you can make this on one large platter) and drizzle with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Season with sea salt and pepper and enjoy.

Recipe Tips

Nicoise olives can be used if you're able to find them
Boston Bibb lettuce will also work great!
For best results, use a good quality balsamic vineagar