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Tuna Nicoise Salad

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Our Tuna Nicoise Salad is super easy to make, delicious to eat and ready in in just 20 minutes! Making it the perfect healthy summer midweek dinner.

Tuna nicoise salad is one of my favourite tuna salads. It’s so colourful and vibrant and is totally packed with flavour. 

It’s a quick tuna salad to throw together and you can even do a basic Tuna Nicoise just from store cupboard and freezer ingredients! How easy is that? 

It really is just a case of boiling eggs, new potatoes and green beans then tumbling them onto plates with tuna, olives, capers and tomatoes I then add a good drizzle of olive oil and serve. Simple and yet oh so delicious. 

Our tasty tuna salad also works well in lunchboxes or as a picnic dish.

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Tuna Nicoise Ingredients

  • 12 small new potatoes (3 per person) – peeled or scrubbed and chopped into quarters
  • 250g green beans – you can use fresh beans or frozen is just fine
  • 4 eggs
  • 150g rocket leaves or mixed salad leaves
  • 4 vine tomatoes – cut into wedges
  • 80g pitted black olives
  • 2 x 154g tins of tuna
  • juice of a lemon
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • small bunch flat leaf parsley – roughly chopped
platter of Tuna Nicoise Salad with green beans, boiled eggs, tuna and olives. Text overlay reads "super simple Tuna Nicoise"

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How To Make Tuna Nicoise Salad

  • Put the potatoes and green beans into a pan of water, bring to the boil and simmer for around 8-10 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
  • In another pan put the eggs into water and bring to the boil – gently boil for around 8-10 minutes. Then run them under cold water to cool.
  • Whilst the eggs, potatoes and beans are cooking – open the tuna and toss in lemon juice and chop the tomatoes.
  • Add a handful of rocket to the plates.
  • Top with green beans and potatoes
  • Scatter over the tuna, olives, capers and tomatoes.
  • Peel the eggs and quarter – arrange them on top.
  • Drizzle with olive oil

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Tuna Nicoise Salad with green beans, tinned tuna, boiled eggs and. black olives

Make Tuna Nicoise Salad Your Way

I love Tune Nicoise salad just as it is – but you can always swap and change the ingredients to suit your own tastes. Try…

  • Don’t like eggs – miss them out.
  • Use fresh tuna or even salmon instead.
  • Don’t like green beans – try peas.
  • No potatoes – add some pasta or gnocchi.
  • Need to make it from store cupboard – just try pasta (or tinned new potatoes), tuna, olives, capers, green beans, eggs and sun dried tomatoes.
  • Go veggie and skip the tuna all together.

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Yield: Serves 4

Tuna Nicoise Salad

Tuna Nicoise Salad with green beans, tinned tuna, boiled eggs and. black olives

A delcious, quick and healthy summer meal idea

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 new potatoes - peeled and cut into quarters
  • 250g green beans
  • 4 eggs
  • 150g rocket leaves or mixed salad leaves 
  • 4 vine tomatoes - quartered
  • 80g pitted black olives 
  • 2 tbs capers 
  • 2 x 154g tins of tuna
  • 1 lemon - juiced 
  • small bunch flat leaf parsley
  • 2 tbs olive oil 

Instructions

  1. Put the potatoes and green beans into a pan of water, bring to the boil and simmer for around 8-10 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
  2. In another pan put the eggs into water and bring to the boil - gently boil for around 8-10 minutes. Then run them under cold water to cool.
  3. Whilst the eggs, potatoes and beans are cooking - open the tuna and toss in lemon juice and chop the tomatoes.
  4. Add a handful of rocket to the plates.
  5. Top with green beans and potatoes
  6. Scatter over the tuna, olives, capers and tomatoes.
  7. Peel the eggs and quarter - arrange them on top.
  8. Drizzle with olive oil

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 482Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 222mgSodium: 400mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 10gSugar: 9gProtein: 37g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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