This composed salad with tuna, fresh vegetables and eggs makes a lovely presentation as well as a healthy and delicious meal. Perfect for lunch, brunch, or dinner.
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Which Potatoes Are Best for a Nicoise Salad? Any potatoes can be used for this salad. Tiny, bite-sized potatoes can be left whole and boiled until tender. For larger potatoes, slice them or cut them in half, boil them and toss them with a tablespoon of vinegar or with a little of the lemon vinaigrette, and season them with salt and pepper, to taste. Or, if you have the time and you want something extra special, make French Potato Salad for your Tuna Niçoise salad, as Julia Child recommends. Boiled potatoes or potato salad can be made up to two days ahead and refrigerated.
Prepare and Plate the Tuna Nicoise Salad ahead of time: This salad can be prepared and plated up 2-3 hours ahead of time and kept, covered with plastic wrap, in the fridge. Allow it to come to room temperature before serving.
Keywords: French composed salad, Nicoise Salad with lemon vinaigrette, Tuna salad nicoise with lemon shallot vinaigrette