Tuna Salad Nicoise with a Lemon-Mustard Vinaigrette

Time to break out the fresh summer salads! I wanted something healthy and filling so I went with a tuna salad nicoise.  Nicoise is a salad that has a mixture of veggies, hard-boiled eggs, and topped with tuna or anchovy. You can pretty much add any veggies you want with this salad, so I went with black olives, tomatoes, and red onions. The salad is served with a vinaigrette so I went with a lemon-mustard vinaigrette. The salad was exactly what I was craving–something light and fresh, and very satisfying.

Tuna Salad Nicoise with a Lemon-Mustard Vinaigrette
(Makes 2 salads)
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  • 12 oz. solid white albacore tuna, flaked
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp red onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp black olives, chopped
  • 2 large handfuls red leaf lettuce
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup whole black olives
  • 1/4 cup red onion, sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, sliced thin
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mix the tuna, mayo, mustard, chopped onion, chopped olives in a bowl.
  2. Mix the olive oil, honey, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper in a bowl
  3. Assemble the salad and mix in the dressing.

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