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No one would dare call these salads “rabbit food.” With grilled meat on top, homemade dressings and vinaigrettes, and crisp, fresh veggie toppings, these summer salads make sturdy meals that will fill you up without stretching your waistband.
This classic salad niçoise—meaning in the style of Nice, in the French Riviera—combines hard-cooked eggs, fingerling potatoes, haricots vert, grape tomatoes, and, of course, tuna.
A traditional niçoise doesn’t require lettuce, but our version uses a bed of fresh mixed greens to add heft and texture to the meal. Arrange the toppings artfully on top or, if you’re more of a free spirit, toss everything together with delicious caper vinaigrette. Regardless of how you arrange this salad, it’s sure to taste amazing. Bon appétit!
- Recipe: Grilled Tuna Salad Niçoise