Asparagus Nicoise Salad Recipe


1 bunch asparagus trimmed and chopped in large pieces

4 cups salad greens washed

1 bunch Italian parsley chopped

2 small cucumbers chopped

4 ripe tomatoes chopped

2 red capsicums chopped

1 red onion thinly sliced

4 hard-cooked eggs peeled and quartered

250g tuna in springwater drained (or tinned salmon)

2 cloves garlic cut in half

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons cold-pressed olive oil

Time to prep & cook

< 30 mins

no. served


Asparagus nicoise salad recipe


  • 1 Use the garlic clove halves to rub the inside a large salad bowl. Add all of other salad ingredients to the bowl and toss to combine.
  • 2 For the dressing, mix the red wine vinegar and mustard together and then whisk in the olive oil until a creamy looking, smooth consistency appears.
  • 3 Pour over the salad dressing and mix through gently to combine.
  • 4 Tip: If eating the salad later, add the dressing just before serving.

Recipe Options


Swap tuna for barbecued tuna or salmon steaks.


Substitute tuna for ½ cup cannellini beans.


Place spoonfuls of Nicoise salad in lettuce cups.


Swap asparagus for green beans and red onion for shallots or spring onion (green part only).

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