No-Potato Nicoise

A Low-Cal Summer Favourite


  • 1 egg, hard-boiled and plunged into cold water

  • Salad leaves – choose soft pretty ones liked radicchio or lamb’s lettuce

  • 200g green beans, steamed or boiled and refreshed in cold water

  • 50g cherry tomatoes

  • 8 black olives

  • Squeeze of lemon juice

  • ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt and pepper

  • 2 anchovy fillets (optional)

  • 1 x 200g tuna steak (or 160g tinned tuna in brine, drained)

  • Lemon wedges, to serve


  • If using fresh tuna, season and griddle on a hot pan until cooked to your liking.

  • Allow to rest.

  • Assemble the leaves, cold green beans, quartered hard-boiled egg, tomatoes and olives decoratively in a bowl.

  • Dress with lemon and olive oil.

  • Place tuna fillet or tinned tuna on top, season and garnish with anchovy fillet and lemon wedges.

Serves 2

253 calories per serve

This is a lovely refreshing summer salad which is packed full of protein. Anchovies, tuna and olive oil all contain healthy oils – omega 3s and monounsaturated oils. The tomatoes are an excellent source of lycopene.

Recipe adapted from The Fast Diet Recipe Book by Mimi Spencer and Sarah Schenker