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Healthy Mediterranean potato salad with boiled eggs (Nicoise)

A tasty French potato salad with boiled eggs, anchovies (or tuna), tomatoes and some crunchy greens. Also perfect as a healthy side or a light meal.
Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine French, gluten-free, Healthy, Mediterranean
Keyword anchovies, eggs, green beans, Nicoise, potato, tomato
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 349 kcal
Author The Hungry Bites


For the potatoes:

  • 1 pound (450 grams) new potatoes
  • 1 small carrot, sliced
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, whole
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

For the rest of the ingredients:

  • 1 cup green beans (boiled for 5-6 minutes, then rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 8 butter lettuce leaves (or lettuce) chopped
  • 10-12 cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 8-10 anchovy fillets
  • 1/2 cup arugula
  • 1/4 cup black olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 cup dill or parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers (optional)
  • 4 boiled eggs, cut in half

For the dressing:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
  • 1 anchovy fillet
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of sugar


  1. Prepare the potatoes: Transfer the potatoes, the carrot, the onion, the garlic cloves, the salt and the sugar to a pot, fill with water and bring to a boil. Cook for about 20 minutes or until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.
  2. Make the dressing: Transfer all the ingredients for the dressing to the bowl fo your blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Make the salad: Transfer the potatoes and the rest of the ingredients for the salad, EXCEPT the eggs, to a large bowl, drizzle with about two thirds of the dressing and mix well. Transfer to a serving plate, arrange the eggs on top and drizzle with the rest of the dressing. Eat!

Recipe Notes

You can substitute 1 can tuna (drained) for the anchovies.


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