Pic of Salad niçoise

Salad niçoise

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Salads

Salad niçoise

Main Serves 4 25 min
The 'correct' ingredients for this salad are much debated, but we think that if you've got good ingredients, simplicity is bliss and authenticity can take second place. If you dislike tinned tuna (or anything else) just leave it out. This fabulous salad makes a complete and nutritious lunch or dinner on it's own.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lettuce
  • 200g runner beans, freshly boiled
  • 2 ripe tomatoes cut into wedges
  • 1 x 200g can tuna in olive oil
  • 2-4 potatoes, freshly boiled and halved
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp wine vinegar (optional)
  • 16 small black olives
  • 8 anchovy fillets, split lengthways

Method

Prep time: 15 min
Cooking time: 10 min
  • Step 1

    Boil eggs for 4 minutes and then run under cold water to stop the cooking. Peel and cut into quarters, the yolks should still be moist.
  • Step 2

    Cover a platter with washed, dried salad leaves.
  • Step 3

    Gently mix warm beans, tomato, drained tuna, potato and egg with olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and tumble onto salad leaves.
  • Step 4

    Scatter olives and anchovies over and serve immediately.