Salad Nicoise

25 Jul


Salade Nicoise


Quite honestly, I am a firm believer that  the salad nicoise is your perfectly balanced healthy, satisfying meal. Packed full of goodness with protein-rich tuna and eggs, olive oil and seasonal vegetables, it leaves you feeling as if you could be sunning yourself in the Cote d’Azur (ok, so maybe not really… )


At this time of the year, if you can get the freshest  (preferably home grown or local) new potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes and french beans, it will be 10 x tastier. Costs are kept down if using tinned tuna however do be careful that it’s nice and sustainable.


And, if you have any left over – stick it in a French bread bun drizzled with olive oil and balsamic and have a pan bagnat!




Serves 1




Half a tin of tuna


Handful of good quality black olives (unpitted ones are the tastiest – avoid the cheap sort in brine, false economy trust me!)


A couple of tomatoes,  cut into wedges


A handful of cooked green beans


A few small new poatoes, steamed and left to cool


A few lettuce leaves of your choice


Anchovies (for a proper authentic salad, howevee they aren’t to everyones taste!)


A boiled egg, halved

A few tinned beans of your choice if you fancy (not really authentic I know!)


For the dressing :


One part balsamic or white wine vinegar to two parts good quality olive oil, mixed with as much mustard as you desire






Assemble all ingredients into a large salad bowl, serving the tuna on top and drizzled with the dressing. Eat with good quality French bread (make it yourself or go to a good bakery for a treat! )



One Response to “Salad Nicoise”

  1. hereisandrea July 26, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    This salad looks nice and fresh…yum! 🙂

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