Tuna Salad Nicoise

by Vashte on January 23, 2012


  • 250g green beans, blanched
  • 1 cup red cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup yellow tiny tomatoes, halved- if available
  • ½ cup roasted capsicum, sliced
  • 1 x 200g can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup small black olives, pitted
  • 185g fresh tuna preferably. I don’t like canned stuff.
  • ½ small red onion, finely diced
  • 4 eggs, hard boiled, peeled and quartered
  • Traditional tuna nicoise salad has potatoes. I have removed them, I don’t eat them as they are hard to digest.


  • 2 Tbspns olive oil
  • 2 tspns balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tspn chopped basil

How to make it work:

  1. In a large bowl, combine all the salad ingredients except the hard boiled eggs.
  2. Char grill or BBQ your tuna if you have fresh tuna.
  3. Toss salad to combine, season to taste with sea salt and ground pepper;  then gently add the tuna on top, and hard boiled eggs.
  4. For dressing, combine all ingredients in a jar and shake well.

Serves 4.

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