A Classic Twist: The Ultimate Niçoise Salad

A very classic and traditional French salad comprised of a few different ingredients. Mainly consists of Tuna, Green Beans, Olives, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Anchovies, Boiled Egg, Boiled Potatoes & red onions. Created before the 1940s. It has stood its ground within the culinary world.

Blasting with nutrients left, right & centre. This can be from high in potassium, vitamins from A – E, Selenium, Iron, phosphorus etc. Very simple to make as you only really have to boil two ingredients. The rest is just cutting and whisking. Their are some variations of this salad with some ingredients changed, for example it usually uses tinned yunna but some put fresh, seared tuna. Here is my version. Not a fan of olives so mine won’t have any but feel free to add it in yours. This recipe yields for 1 person.

You’ll need

1/2 a Hamdfull, String Beans

3 Cherry tomatoes

1/4 of Red Onion

1, Baby Gem

60g, Tinned Tuna

3, Baby Potatoes

5, Anchovies

1 Egg

2 tspn, Red Wine Vinegar

5 tspn, Olive Oil

1 Tsp of chopped Corriander

1 Garlic Clove


  1. Have a pot of salt water boiling and blanch/part boil the string beans and potatoes (I boil both at the same time, just removed the string beans after 2min). Cook potatoes till it’s still got a bit of bite to it. Once both are done place in a ice bath. After boil the egg to your desired preference.
  2. Chop, tomatoes, potatoes and baby gem. In a small bowl throw in the garlic, red wine vinegar corriander & salt. Slow pour in the olive oil while you vigorously keep whisking to create the vinaigrette.
  3. In a bowl throw in the Baby Gem, Potatoes, tomatoes, string beans, Red Onion and mix with the vinaigrette (you can add the olives in at this point).
  4. Once mixed through thoroughly place onto plate. Add the anchovies, egg & finish of with black pepper.
Niçoise Salad

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