DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN)– Taste the freshness of summer with this salad from Azra’s Mediterranean Cuisine! Owner Azra Kaurin visited the Living Dayton Kitchen on Monday and made her signature Nicoise salad with fresh summer vegetables, herbs, tuna and more! She says it’s one of the most popular Mediterranean summer salads.

Here are ingredients (serving for two)

  • 10oz  green beans  trimmed
  • 10oz  small waxy potatoes
  • 2 large juicy vine- ripened tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • Or 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut into half
  • 6oz canned tuna in oil, drained
  • 1 red onion or 1/2 cup pickled red onion
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs  cut into fourths
  • 1/4 black olives
  • 2 tbs capers
  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1 cup lettuce
  • Some anchovy fillets in oil ( optional)


  • 1/2 extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbs. Red or white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tbs sugar or honey
  • 1 tbs Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tbs chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 tbs fresh thyme  or fresh chives
  • Salt and pepper

For more information, watch the video above or click here!