Tuna Nicoise salad loaded with potatoes, fresh greens, tomatoes, flaky tuna, hard-boiled eggs, sliced radishes, and the most deliciously tangy caper vinaigrette. Perfect for lunches, dinners, or served up at your next dinner party. It has something everyone will love!
This tuna Nicoise recipe is really quite easy to make and packed with so much flavor. So fresh, delicious, and nothing short of awesome. It’s full of all of the things I love tied together with a really addicting lemon caper vinaigrette. This dressing is beyond amazing and can be used on pretty much any other salad as well.
I can still remember the first time I had a tuna Nicoise salad. A well-traveled woman I worked for years ago made this incredible salad for us to eat for lunch. I had never before had a salad that had so many components and flavors. It was so amazingly delicious and different for any other average, boring, everyday salad. It was love at first bite. From then on I have been a huge fan of loaded salads. They are the best!
What you’ll need to make this Tuna Nicoise Salad with Caper Vinaigrette
(links below are the gluten free & celiac safe products I used in this recipe)
For the salad
- High-quality tuna fillets
- Little gem, butter, or romaine lettuce
- Green beans
- Baby red potatoes
- Cherry tomatoes
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Nicoise or kalamata olives
For the caper vinaigrette
What is a Nicoise salad you might ask?
If you’re not familiar with this classic Nicoise salad let me tell you all about it. A traditional salad that originated in the south of France using ingredients that are commonly found in markets around Nice. There are a few things a Nicoise salad must have – potatoes, tuna, salty olives, and green beans all dressed with olive oil and a squeeze of lemon. Sounds amazing!
When it comes to plating, a traditional Nicoise salad is arranged with each ingredient in a group rather than tossed. It helps make this stunning salad feel extra fancy and a little extra special. It’s truly not like any other salad with its multiple layers of flavors, textures, and so much color.
More delicious gluten free salad recipes you’re sure to love!
- Healthier Grilled Chicken Taco Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing (Gluten Free)
- One Pot Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad (Gluten Free)
- Spicy Cashew Thai Chickpea Broccoli Salad (Gluten Free)
- French Potato Salad with Jammy Eggs (Gluten Free)
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