Niçoise Salad Quiche


A nod to the composed salad of southern France, this elegant quiche combines green beans, olives, potatoes, tuna, and buttery just-wilted lettuce.


  • 1 34 cups flour
  • 8 tbsp. unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more
  • 1 medium Yukon gold potato, peeled and sliced 1/4" thick
  • 7 green beans, trimmed and cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 head butter lettuce, trimmed and torn into 1" pieces
  • 1 (3-oz.) can tuna packed in water; drained
  • 12 cup heavy cream
  • 12 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 anchovy filet
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 small shallot, peeled
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 plum tomato, thinly sliced
  • 12 cup pitted Niçoise olives
  • Finely chopped parsley, for garnish


Step 1

Place flour, butter, and salt in a bowl; using your fingers, rub together until pea-size crumbles form. Add 5 tbsp. ice-cold water; stir until dough forms. Transfer to a lightly floured surface; knead dough until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Form into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour.

Step 2

Boil potatoes in a 2-qt. pot of salted water until tender, 6-8 minutes. Add green beans; cook 1 minute more. Using a slotted spoon, transfer vegetables to a bowl of ice water until cold; drain and place in a bowl. Add lettuce and tuna; set salad aside. Purée cream, milk, oil, mustard, eggs, anchovy, garlic, shallot, salt, and pepper until smooth; pour over salad and gently stir to combine. Refrigerate filling until ready to use.

Step 3

Roll dough into a 13" circle; transfer to a 10" springform pan with a removable bottom, pressing dough into bottom and sides. Place on a baking sheet; refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Step 4

Heat oven to 375°. Prick dough with a fork; cover with parchment paper and fill with dried beans. Bake until slightly firm, about 20 minutes. Remove paper and beans; bake until crust is light brown, about 15 minutes. Reduce oven to 325°; spread filling evenly into crust. Arrange tomatoes and olives over top; bake until filling is set, about 20 minutes. Let quiche cool briefly and remove from pan; garnish with parsley.

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