This delicious healthy recipe for Nicoise Salad can be made with grilled salmon, tuna or your choice of white fish!  Paired with baby potatoes, olives, roasted peppers, french beans & white beans – it is tossed with the most delicious lemony, mustard seed dressing. Gluten-free, super filling and full of flavor! This Summer Nicoise Salad Recipe is made with grilled tuna, salmon or white fish with baby potatoes, olives, roasted peppers, french beans & lemony mustard seed vinaigrette. Gluten free and Healthy! #Nicoise #Nicoiserecipe #glutenfree #grilled #salmon #tuna #grilling #summersalad #salad |www.feastingathome.com
This Nicoise Salad is hearty enough for dinner and packed full of fresh farmers market ingredients like purple potatoes, green beans, heirloom cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs over a bed of greens- yet light enough for hot summer evenings.
It becomes a wonderful vehicle for fresh grilled salmon, tuna, or any grillable white fish!  And guess what-  if you don’t like fish, you can grill up some chicken, or keep this totally vegan with grilled tofu. Very adaptable!
 This Summer Nicoise Salad Recipe is made with grilled tuna, salmon or white fish with baby potatoes, olives, roasted peppers, french beans & lemony mustard seed vinaigrette. Gluten free and Healthy! #Nicoise #Nicoiserecipe #glutenfree #grilled #salmon #tuna #grilling #summersalad #salad |www.feastingathome.com
Niçoise salad (pronounced ne-suaz) also called Salade Niçoise, is a French salad originating from  Nice. Located on the southeast coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, much of Nice’s cuisine comes from the ocean itself.
Traditionally Nicoise salad is composed of fresh tuna and only raw vegetables, hard-boiled eggs, anchovies, olive oil and Nicoise olives. This version is a twist on the original.

Instead of hard-boiled eggs I added marinated peppers and cannellini beans, both for protein and heartiness. And truthfully for my husband Brian- who won’t come near a hard-boiled egg. Feel free to add the hard-boiled eggs if you prefer!

The great thing about this Nicoise salad is, it can mostly be made ahead if need be – marinate the fish, make the dressing, cooke the veggies, then right before serving just grill the fish and assemble.

Grilled Summer Nicoise Salad w/ fresh grilled fish, baby potatoes, olives, roasted peppers, french beans & lemony mustard seed vinaigrette. Gluten free and Healthy! |www.feastingathome.com
The key to this salad is to find ripe flavorful produce. Go to your farmer’s market or if you are fortunate enough to have a garden, pick out some fresh veggies! This is the time!
Purple potatoes give this a very dramatic and beautiful look.
Nicoise salad dressing recipe
And this Nicoise Salad Dressing is truly divine.
I like to marinate the white beans and peppers in the dressing, then pour overtop the salad before serving.
When entertaining (or when we cater events) we serve the salad family-style on platters that can be passed down the table for a beautiful and dramatic presentation.
Or feel free to individually plate. Up to you!
Grilled Summer Nicoise Salad w/ fresh grilled fish, baby potatoes, olives, roasted peppers, french beans & lemony mustard seed vinaigrette. Gluten free and Healthy! |www.feastingathome.com
Bountiful and beautiful!
This Summer Nicoise Salad Recipe is made with grilled tuna, salmon or white fish with baby potatoes, olives, roasted peppers, french beans & lemony mustard seed vinaigrette. Gluten free and Healthy! #Nicoise #Nicoiserecipe #glutenfree #grilled #salmon #tuna #grilling #summersalad #salad |www.feastingathome.com
This Summer Nicoise Salad Recipe is made with grilled tuna, salmon or white fish with baby potatoes, olives, roasted peppers, french beans & lemony mustard seed vinaigrette. Gluten free and Healthy! #Nicoise #Nicoiserecipe #glutenfree #grilled #salmon #tuna #grilling #summersalad #salad |www.feastingathome.com
This Summer Nicoise Salad Recipe is made with grilled tuna, salmon or white fish with baby potatoes, olives, roasted peppers, french beans & lemony mustard seed vinaigrette. Gluten free and Healthy! #Nicoise #Nicoiserecipe #glutenfree #grilled #salmon #tuna #grilling #summersalad #salad |www.feastingathome.com
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Summer Nicoise Salad with Grilled Fish

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home Blog
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: serves 6
  • Category: salad, main, fish, entree salad, gluten free
  • Method: grilled
  • Cuisine: French
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Nicoise Salad with grilled salmon, tuna or white fish with fresh summer tomatoes, beans, purple potatoes and herbs, with a delicious Nicoise Salad Dressing .


Ingredients

Scale
  • 46  fish boneless, skinless filets – (46 ounces each, thicker cut) use a grillable fish: salmon, black cod, rockfish, mahi mahi, halibut, bass, or tuna

Fish Marinade:

Salad ingredients:

  • 1 x 15 oz can cannellini beans rinsed and drained (or 1 1/2 C cooked) or sub 3 boiled eggs, cut in half
  • 10 baby new potatoes halved and blanched
  • 1/2 lb green beans trimmed and blanched
  • 1/4 cup kalamata or niçoise olives sliced
  • 2 Tbsp capers, drained.
  • 1/2 C sliced roasted red bell pepper
  • Greens, spinach or arugula for 4-6 people, approx 1 lb
  • 8 oz  cherry tomatoes

Nicoise Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice and zest of one lemon (Meyer Lemon is nice)
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 C red onion- finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves, or oregano
  • 1/2 cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 2 teaspoons whole grain mustard
  • 3/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients for the fish marinade in a medium bowl and coat fish with it,  marinating for at least  1/2 hour or preferably overnight.
  2. Blanch potatoes and green beans. Cool, set aside.
  3. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  4. Make Nicoise Dressing. Mix all the ingredients together in a medium-size bowl. Add cannellini beans, roasted peppers, capers, olives to the dressing to marinate.
  5. Grill fish over a medium-high grill, and with a metal spatula, carfully flip after 5 minutes, and if needed, lower heat or  move to a cooler spot- or place on foil, or even on a bed of lemon slices, until cooked to your desired done-ness. Set aside and cover lightly with foil.
  6. Assemble the salad. Lay down a hearty bed of greens onto an extra-large platter.  Spoon a little Nicoise Dressing from the bowl to coat the greens -and 1/2 of marinated vegetables over the greens.
  7. Arrange the potatoes and green beans and top with charred fish. Garnish with sliced cherry tomatoes and spoon remaining dressing (depending on the size you may not need all the dressing) and white beans/peppers over top.
  8. Give fish a little squeeze of lemon, cracked pepper to taste

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 538
  • Sugar: 6.7 g
  • Sodium: 815.9 mg
  • Fat: 33.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.6 g
  • Fiber: 8.1 g
  • Protein: 32.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 57.9 mg

Keywords: Nicoise salad, salmon Nicoise salad, tuna nicoise salad recipe, grilled nicoise recipe, nicoise with salad, nicoise salad dressing

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  1. Made this several times now. A WOW presentation is guaranteed. Use same marinade on chicken for variety. Tastes fabulous. My go to recipe for company.

  2. This was so full of flavor! It came out perfectly and the summer veggies with Mahi and mahi were delicious. Thank you!

  3. You recipes create the “aha” moment of discovery for me. Like travel, just through food.
    For our first postdemic get together with friends, this dish was the main attraction. The fish marinade is fantastic and incorporating the salad ingredients into the dressing is brilliant! Not to underestimate the deliciousness of your celery soup, as it was our starter – one of the most subtle yet highly flavorful soups I have made. I have been cooking seriously for over 30 years, starting with Marie Colbin and eventually taking macrobiotic classes in Tokyo. You are now my “go to” for recipes from the web. I am very grateful for your willingness to share and the beautiful site and record you have created. Thank you! Joyce

  4. This is absolutely delicious and a great summer meal. I made this recipe with halibut. Because I have picky family members, I served it as a build-your-own dish, with all of the toppings separate. It was a big hit.

  5. Served this for a little dinner party. Everyone loved. Used salmon because it was all I could get here.

  6. easy to make and delicious! served it with grilled salmon and without the tomatoes (I forgot to buy them).

  7. Wow! Normally I’m so-so when it comes to Niçoise salad, I like it but probably wouldn’t order it. But if I knew it was going to look like this I’d be all over it! I love the thought of the large fillets of fish and the beans and peppers sitting marinating in that dressing looks like heaven!

  8. Wow! This looks soooo good. It is the type of food that I would like to eat EVERY single day! As always I love your photos. Yum.

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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