French Nicoise Salad Recipe

The Nicoise salad is a traditional culinary delicacy from the south of France (the city of Nice). Widespread throughout the world, it’s a symbol of provencal cuisine. It is eaten as a starter or main dish, with red or white wine.

What you’ll need

  • 6 eggs
  • 150g black and green olives
  • 15 anchovies marinated in oil
  • 5 tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper


  1. Cook the eggs for about 10 minutes in boiling water. Let them cool.
  2. Rinse the olives. Cut the anchovies in half. Cut the tomatoes and cucumber into slices. Finely chop the peppers.
  3. Peel the boiled eggs and cut them into 4.
  4. In a salad bowl, mix olive oil and vinegar. Add all the ingredients, salt, pepper and mix.
  5. Leave at least 1 hour in the fridge before serving.

Tip: The Nicoise salad has many variations. You can add rice, green beans and potatoes… according to your taste. Be creative!

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  1. Christina says:

    Looks so yummy! Gotta try this soon 🙂

    1. Stephanie says:

      Sure is 😋

  2. Hailey says:

    Wow this looks delicious! Adding this to my dinner list.

    1. Stephanie says:

      Ahah yes! 🤤

  3. Jennifer says:

    this looks delicious!

    1. Stephanie says:

      It is! 🙂

  4. Alyssa says:

    This salad looks awesome. I have never tried this kind of recipe before but I think I will have to now.

    1. Stephanie says:

      Yes, I’m sure you’ll love it 🙂

  5. Summer says:

    I came across this recipe right before lunch and now I really wish I could make a quick trip to the grocery store! This looks absolutely delicious, thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Stephanie says:

      Ahah I get you! You’re welcome 😉

  6. Yummy. I will definitely try this. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Stephanie says:

      So yummy indeed 😋

  7. Emma says:

    This looks perfect for a summer lunch!

    1. Stephanie says:

      Yes, it’s the perfect summer salad!

  8. Calie says:

    I love Salade Niçoise! I know anchovies are a big part of the salad but I usually do without them 😉

    1. Stephanie says:

      Oh, I love anchovies! But yeah, you can mix as you want with this salad 🙂

  9. Dine & Digs says:

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! This so something I will definitely try. I’ve never had anchovies, but your photo makes them look appetizing!

    1. Stephanie says:

      So glad you’ll try! Anchovies are really good in this salad! 🙂

  10. Hena Jose says:

    Very healthy recipe

    1. Stephanie says:

      It is! 🥗

  11. Oh yum! Yummy simple salad. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

    1. Stephanie says:

      You’re welcome 😊

  12. Samantha says:

    Wish I could go to Paris right now and get the real thing. This is a perfect way to fill my craving for now. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Stephanie says:

      You’re welcome! It’s even better if you can go to Nice since the original salad comes from there 😉

  13. Nathalie says:

    Memories, memories, I have completed forgotten about this salad … Perfect summer dish!

    1. Stephanie says:

      Indeed, I love eating this salad in summer 😋

  14. Nkem says:

    Cool! I’m always looking for new recipes for salads, since I don’t prefer leafy salads. This looks pretty good!

    1. Stephanie says:

      Same here! This one is perfect 😉

  15. Daphne says:

    I need to find some good anchovies and make this! A great lighter option during the holidays.

    1. Stephanie says:

      Sooo good and easy!

  16. Sally says:

    I have pinned this to try over the holidays when I will definitely need a break from all the carbs!

    1. Stephanie says:

      Ahah good idea! 😂

  17. Karine Gareau says:

    Takes your traditional salad to a complete new level. Looks absolutely delicious!

    1. Stephanie says:

      It is 😉

  18. Dominique says:

    This looks absolutely stunning and delicious!

    1. Stephanie says:

      Sure is 😋

  19. I absolutely LOVE Salade Nicoise. It is so fresh and has a great savoury, salty taste!

    1. Stephanie says:

      It’s one of the best salad honestly 🤩

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