tuna salad

Quick and easy Nicoise-style Salad

Nicoise Salad

This quick and easy nicoise-style salad makes a great lunch or dinner and is excellent way to have a nutritious and tasty meal when time is limited.


6-7 leaves of cos lettuce, torn

1/2 tomato, chopped or 5-6 cherry tomatoes

1/2 lebanese cucmber, chopped into chunks

5 green beans, blanched

1 egg

1 tin of tuna in oil

1 slice of wholegrain bread, cut into 2cm squares

40g fetta, crumbled (optional)

Squeeze of lemon juice

salt and pepper to taste.



  1. Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to the boil. Add the egg and cook for 5 minutes to hard boil. When cooked, put into bowl of cold water.
  2. To blanche beans, cover with boiling water, and refresh in ice cold water, then chop roughly.
  3. To toast bread, drizzle bread cubes with olive oil and cook in frypan until golden.
  4. Place lettuce, tomato, cucumber and beans into bowl.
  5. Top with tuna, oil and all.
  6. Crumble fetta over the top.
  7. Squeeze over lemon juice, add salt and pepper and serve.