Nicoise-Inspired Summer Salad

This pretty salad has it all: crunchy veg, salty dressing, and plenty of protein to keep you full. 

Nicoise Inspired Summer Salad
Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

This easy and satisfying dinner salad recipe takes its cues from the Niçoise salad-a classic dish from the south of France. Smoked trout stands in for the traditional tuna, which pairs perfectly with the chickpeas, and cherry tomatoes are sweeter and crunchier than the standard Roma tomatoes. Serve with a loaf of crusty bread to sop up the tasty dressing.


  • 4 large eggs

  • 8 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed

  • .3333 cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 4 anchovy fillets, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 15-oz. can low-sodium chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 8 ounces smoked trout fillets, skin removed, fillets torn into large piece

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • .50 cup pitted whole kalamata olives


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium-high. Add eggs; cook, undisturbed, for 9 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer eggs to a large bowl of ice water. Let cool for 2 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, return water in pot to a boil over medium-high. Add snap peas; cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender and bright green, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water, and pat dry. Peel eggs and quarter lengthwise.

  3. Whisk oil, vinegar, anchovies, and garlic in a small bowl. Transfer 2 tablespoons dressing to a medium bowl. Add chickpeas to dressing in medium bowl and toss to coat.

  4. Arrange snap peas, trout, tomatoes, olives, eggs, and chickpeas on a large platter. Serve with remaining dressing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

540 Calories
36g Fat
25g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 540
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 204mg 68%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 29g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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