Bowl of tuna Niçoise salad next to honey mustard dressing pot

Niçoise salad

  • serves 4
  • Easy

A classic French-style salad, piled high with baby potatoes, red onion, eggs, Little Gem lettuce, olives, tuna and capers. Serve with a tangy honey-mustard dressing


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  • Charlotte or baby potatoes 500g, halved
  • spray oil
  • green beans 250g
  • eggs (we used Clarence Court Burford Browns) 4 large
  • red onion 1, thinly sliced
  • cherry tomatoes 200g, halved
  • little gem lettuce 1, shredded
  • tuna in spring water 2 x 160g tins, drained
  • capers 2 tbsp
  • kalamata olives a large handful, pitted
  • chives finely chopped to make 3 tbsp


  • Dijon mustard 1 tbsp
  • lemon 1, juiced
  • runny honey 1 tsp
  • extra-virgin olive oil 2 tsp


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Cook the potatoes in a large pan of lightly salted water until just cooked, then drain well. Tip into a bowl with some seasoning, spray with the oil and toss until well coated. Tip onto a non-stick baking tray and roast for 30 minutes, tossing halfway, until golden.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil and blanch the green beans for 2 minutes until tender. Scoop out and run under cold water until completely cold. In the same pan, carefully lower in the eggs and simmer for 6 minutes 30 seconds, then drain and run under cold water until cold. Peel and halve.

  • Step 3

    To make the dressing, whisk together all of the ingredients with some seasoning and 1 tbsp of water.

  • Step 4

    Arrange the potatoes, eggs, beans, red onion, cherry tomatoes and lettuce in shallow bowls, topping with the tuna. Scatter over the capers, olives and a sprinkling of chives. Drizzle over the dressing to serve.

*This recipe is gluten free according to industry standards

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 303
  • Fat 8.7g
  • Saturates 2.1g
  • Carbs 26.5g
  • Sugars 9.3g
  • Fibre 7.2g
  • Protein 25.9g
  • Salt 0.7g