Try Making this Nicoise Salad for a Perfect Summer Dish 

Tuna salad
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Nicoise salad is a classic French dish originating in Nice. Along with the delicious taste, the varied textures of this dish help it to stand out from the crowd. This recipe is ideal for a warm summer day when you want a fresh, light meal that is super satisfying. This recipe provides two servings and can easily be doubled. 


  • 1 can tuna
  • 2 eggs
  • 8-10 new potatoes
  • ½ cup chopped green beans
  • 8-10 cherry tomatoes
  • 4-5 iceberg lettuce leaves 
  • 1 small red onion
  • ½ cup pitted black olives 
  • ¼ cup capers
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a small bowl combine the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, and basil leaves and leave to one side. 
  2. Boil the eggs for 6-7 minutes and then add to a bowl of cold water. Leave to one side. 
  3. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and add the potatoes. After 7 minutes add the green beans. Simmer for 3-5 more minutes and then drain and put to one side. 
  4. Roughly chop the lettuce leaves, halve the cherry tomatoes, finely slice the red onion, and add everything to a large salad bowl. 
  5. Add the olives and capers to the bowl and mix well. 
  6. Chop the potatoes into quarters, add them and the green beans to the salad bowl, pour over the dressing, and stir well. 
  7. Divide the salad into two bowls. Drain the tuna and scatter half over each bowl.
  8. Peel the eggs, slice them into quarters, and place half on top of each bowl. Season with salt and pepper and serve.