Nicoise Salad

How to make a Nicoise Salad.


  • 4 eggs
  • 425 g Tuna, chunky style, drained
  • 15 fresh thin green beans, boiled briefly – then cooled in ice cold water
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small head of green lettuce
  • 1 spring onion – sliced
  • 75 grams pitted black olives – sliced
  • 1 medium red capsicum – seeded and sliced
  • 1 small cucumber – sliced thinly

For the dressing:

  • 7 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice or wine vinegar
  • 0.5 tsp French mustard
  • 1 garlic clove peeled and crushed
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 0.5 tsp black pepper


  1. Boil the eggs in a pot for 5-6 minutes.
  2. Let them cool down and then peel and slice in halves or quarters.
  3. Lay the lettuce in a large salad bowl (or divide among smaller individual bowls for single servings).
  4. Add the cooked beans, tuna, spring onion, capsicum, cucumber, olives and tomatoes.
  5. Top the salad with the boiled eggs.
  6. The easiest way to make the salad dressing is to put all the ingredients in a clean jam jar, put the lid on and shake vigorously for 5-10 secondss until all the ingredients are mixed well.
  7. Pour the dressing over the salad, using as much or as little as you like.
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