Tuna Nicoise

Whenever I make this dinner I always wonder why I don’t make it more often. You literally have a delicious dinner in under 10 minutes which is what we want in the week, I know I do. Surprisingly filling for a salad. It’s up to you if you add a few new potatoes or not. Glass of ice cold Sauvignon compulsory though.

Serves 2


2 fresh tuna steaks

Half a bag or salad leaves

Handful of vine tomatoes

2 boiled eggs

Handful of green beans

A few new potatoes optional


2 tablespoons olive oil

Juice of half a lemon

Salt – large grind of

Cracked black pepper – large grind of


Firstly bring 2 small pans of water to the boil 2 and add your eggs to one and green beans to another. ( They need to be in there for about 8 minutes so your tuna will be ready at the same time roughly).

While they are bubbling away make your dressing by mixing all your ingredients for it in a small bowl or cup and set aside.

Rub half of your dressing all over your tuna steaks making sure you cover both sides.

Heat a frying pan and add your oily tuna steaks. Turn after about 3-4 minutes depending on how cooked you like your tuna.

While the tuna is cooking prepare your salad. When your tuna is almost done add your eggs and green beans to the salad. Now pour over the rest of the dressing that you have in the cup and give it a good mix.

Remove tuna from pan with a slotted pan slice, slice into strips and arrange on top of your salad. You’ve got a delicious dinner in under 10 minutes.