Tuna Nicoise Salad

tuna nicoise salad


  • 12 chat (small) potatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 300g green beans, trimmed
  • 1 cos lettuce, shredded
  • 2 spring onions, cut crossways
  • 1 punnet cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 10-15 kalamata olives
  • 1 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 x 425g chunky style tuna in spring water, drained
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Pepper, to taste


Approx 20-25 min. Serves 4

  1. Cook potatoes in the microwave until just tender. Drain, then cut into quarters.
  2. Meanwhile, cook eggs. When cooked, peel and quarter.
  3. Microwave green beans for 2-3 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool.
  4. In a large bowl, place potatoes, beans, eggs, spring onions, tomatoes, olives, parsley and tuna.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk vinegar and mustard together. Pour over salad ingredients and toss gently. Season and serve.

To boil eggs

  1. Place 4 eggs in pot with 1 litre of cold water.
  2. Place lid on pot and put on high heat until boiling.
  3. Remove lid, turn down heat and continue to cook for 4 minutes (for soft egg yolk).
  4. Serve hot, or cool eggs by running under cold water.

Family Eating Tip

Keep offering a range of foods from the five food groups and eventually your child will learn to enjoy a variety of foods.

Page last updated on: 17 Sep 2019