Nicoise Salad
This salad containing tomatoes, eggs and chicken is originally from Nice in France.
Nicoise Salad Recipe by Chef VIcky Ratnani

- 1

Cooking Time

-10 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 15 Min


  • water
  • salt
  • Few thyme springs
  • Few tarragon springs
  • 2 lemon slices
  • 200 gms boneless chicken
  • 15 green beans
  • 4 boiled potatoes
  • 4 cherry tomatoes
  • 7 green and black olives
  • 1 tbsp mustard paste
  • salt
  • White pepper
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Few parsley springs
  • Few chives springs
  • 1 boiled egg
  • Lettuce leaves


  1. 1

    Heat water in a pan.
  2. 2

    Add salt, thyme sprigs, tarragon sprigs, 2 lemon slices.
  3. 3

    Poach 200 gms boneless chicken slices in the pan.
  4. 4

    Blanch 15 green beans in water flavoured with salt.
  5. 5

    In a bowl, add 4 boiled and chopped potatoes, blanched beans, 4 chopped cherry tomatoes, 7 green and black olives.
  6. 6

    In a blender, add 1 tsp mustard paste, salt, cracked white pepper, 1 tbsp red wine vinegar, 2 tbsp olive oil, parsley, few chive sprigs, 1 tsp chicken stock.
  7. 7

    Blend the ingredients into a thick dressing.
  8. 8

    Add dressing on the salad followed by 1 boiled egg and chopped chive sprigs.
  9. 9

    Dice the poached chicken into pieces.
  10. 10

    In a serving plate, spread some Romaine lettuce leaves, place the salad and chicken pieces and drizzle the dressing over it.
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