Soups & Salads

Healthy salad Niçoise

French bistro classic, the tuna Niçoise, becomes healthier with extra lettuce and veg and low fat dressing


  • 200g new potatoes, thickly sliced
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 100g green beans, trimmed
  • 1 romaine lettuce heart, leaves separated and washed
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 6 anchovies in olive oil, drained well
  • 197g can tuna steak in spring water, drained
  • 2 tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise


  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Add the potatoes and the eggs, and cook for 7 mins. Scoop the eggs out of the pan, tip in the green beans and cook for a further 4 mins. Drain the potatoes, beans and eggs in a colander under cold running water until cool. Leave to dry.
  2. Peel the eggs and cut into quarters. Arrange the lettuce leaves in 2 shallow bowls. Scatter over the beans, potatoes, tomatoes and egg quarters. Pat the anchovies with kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil and place on top.
  3. Flake the tuna into chunks and scatter over the salad. Mix the mayonnaise and 1 tbsp cold water in a bowl until smooth. Drizzle over the salad and serve.