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A mason jar containing layers of Nicoise salad ingredients.
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Nicoise Mason Jar Salad

This Nicoise mason jar salad combines fresh veggies, canned tuna, potatoes and hard boiled egg with a lemon vinaigrette. It's flavorful, loaded with protein and is perfect for meal prep!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Nicoise salad
Servings: 4


  • 2 cups small gold or red potatoes
  • 2 cups haricot vert green beans (French green beans)
  • 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 12 ounces canned tuna
  • 4 hard boiled eggs chopped or sliced
  • ½ cup kalamata olives chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • 8 cups baby arugula
  • Lemon vinaigrette dressing


  • Add potatoes to a pot and cover with cold water by at least 2 inches. Add a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Boil potatoes for 10-15 minutes or until fork tender. Once cooked through, remove potatoes from the boiling water with a slotted spoon and rinse in cold water.
    Potatoes cooking in water.
  • Add green beans to the boiling water and cook for about 5 minutes (or until desired level of tenderness). Drain and run under cold water or place in an ice water bath.
    Green beans in a steamer basket.
  • Let all the veggies cool and once potatoes are cool enough to handle, chop in halves or quarters.
    Chopping potatoes on a cutting board.
  • Make the dressing by whisking together all the ingredients in a small bowl or glass jar.
    Nicoise salad dressing mixed together in a bowl.
  • For the mason jars: Line up 4 32 ounce wide-mouth mason jars. Add 3 Tablespoons of dressing into each jar then start layering ingredients in this order: ½ cup potatoes, ½ cup green beans, ¼ cup tomatoes, 4 ounces tuna, 1 hard boiled egg, olives, parsley and arugula. Place lid on jars and keep in fridge until ready to serve.
  • When ready to enjoy, shake jar and pour into a serving bowl.


Serving: 1 jar | Calories: 656kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 209mg | Sodium: 706mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g