Tuna Nicoise

This is a staple salad recipe in our house, I first made it when I was following my Detox diet but it has now become a regular dish and it is always well received. This would make a great supper dish to serve to friends, it’s really quick and easy to assemble and you can use a different fish such as Salmon or Smoked Mackerel. Traditionally, this salad is made with soft boiled eggs but I quite often don’t add these as they can be a bit of a faff and extend the length of time the recipe takes. The quicker the better in our house!

Ingredients: (serves 4)

4 fresh tuna steaks, griddled/fried to taste or a 400g tin of tuna

New potatoes, cooked (a handful per person)

Fine green beans, cooked ( a handful per person)

Black olives (enough to scatter a small amount on each plate)

100g Pine Nuts (toasted in a pan until lightly brown)

1 Egg per person (lightly hard boiled and quartered)

1 400g bag of green salad leaves

Balsamic Vinaigrette


  • Cook the tuna, potatoes, green beans and eggs to taste.
  • Divide the salad leaves between 4 plates and add the potatoes, green beans, olives and pine nuts.
  • Drizzle over the dressing and top with the tuna and eggs.
  • Serve while still warm.





My name is Caroline Sutton and I'm a wife and mother of 3 children, passionate about food, keeping me and my family healthy, gorgeous interiors and shopping! I have a degree in Biochemistry and Pharmacology and continue to be interested in the science behind diet and drugs. I also have a Diploma and City and Guilds in Interior Design and for the last 17 years have run a property company which develops, redevelops and manages rental properties: Sunlight Properties Ltd.

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