Tuna niçoise

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  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time: 30 minutes

This recipe works best with fresh tuna steaks, but you can use tinned tuna.

What you will need:

  • 150 g small new potatoes
  • 2 fresh tuna steaks, or 160 g tinned tuna steak in olive oil
  • 50 g green beans
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 small tomatoes
  • 2 spring onions
  • 10 g anchovy fillets in olive oil (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of capers
  • 50 g rocket or spinach
  • Salt and pepper
  • For the dressing
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and pepper


1. Cook the potatoes

  • Wash and steam the potatoes in their skins for 20 min until just tender
  • Place in cold water; chop into cubes when cooled

2. Hard boil the eggs

  • Cook in boiling water for 10 min, drain and cool
  • Peel and cut into quarters 

3. Steam the beans and cook the tuna

  • Wash and steam the beans for 5–7 min, drain and plunge into cold water
  • Brush with olive oil then grill the tuna for 3-4 min either side or to your liking. If using tinned tuna, drain. 

4. Make the dressing

  • Combine the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together

5. Combine and serve

  • In a large bowl, mix the following ingredients: cooked potatoes and beans, washed salad leaves, capers, washed and chopped tomatoes, and spring onions, with the dressing
  • Place in serving bowls and put the egg, tuna and anchovies on top
  • Season with salt and pepper

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