Mediterranean Niçoise Salad

We're fans of tuna packed in olive oil, which comes in tins and jars, and has a richer flavor and meatier texture.
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Mediterranean Nicoise Salad

Recipe by Laura Rege

Start to Finish: 15 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 1/2 lb. thin green beans

  • 1/4 cup EVOO

  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

  • 2 tbsp. harissa paste

  • 1 head Little Gem lettuce, leaves separated

  • 1 jar (7 oz.) tuna packed in oil, drained

  • 1 can (about 15 oz.) chickpeas, drained

  • 1 package (8 oz.) cooked beets, chopped

  • 1/2 cup mixed olives

  • Fresh mint and crumbled feta, for garnish


In large saucepan of salted boiling water, cook green beans until tender, 4 minutes. Rinse under cold water. In bowl, whisk EVOO, lemon juice, and harissa; season dressing. On platter, arrange lettuce, tuna, chickpeas, beets, and olives. Drizzle with dressing; season. Top with mint and feta.