Solo: Tuna Nicoise

Every Week We Deliver Everything You Need To Cook Amazing Meals

Solo: Tuna Nicoise

Fresh salad coated in a mustard caper dressing with tomatoes, soft egg & tuna carpaccio.

Ingredients to serve 1

  • ¼ x cucumber
  • ¼ x lemon – zest & juice
  • 1 tbsp x sunflower seeds
  • 1 x egg (from your pantry)
  • 70g x green beans – trim ends
  • ⅛ x red onion – peel & dice very finely
  • ½ clove x garlic – peel, grate finely & chop
  • 1 tsp x Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp x white wine vinegar
  • ½ tbsp x capers – chop roughly
  • ½ head x lettuce – slice into strips (1cm)
  • 50g x cherry tomatoes – cut into quarters
  • 40g x tuna – tear into strips
  • 20g x black olives – drain
  • olive oil (from your pantry)
  • salt & pepper (from your pantry)


Step 1

Preparation: Boil the kettle. Prepare all ingredients as indicated above.

Step 2

Cucumber: Cut the ends off the cucumber, then cut in half lengthways and use a teaspoon to scrape out the seeds. Then slice into rings (½ cm thick) and cut the rings into quarters.

Step 3

Lemon: Using the fine side of a box grate, grate the peel to create zest, then cut in half and juice.

Step 4

Sunflower seeds: Place a pan on high heat and dry toast for 2-3 minutes until browned. Toss often to make sure they don’t burn.

Step 5

Egg: Place a pot on medium-high heat and add the boiling water with a little salt. Bring the water to a simmer (gentle boil), add the egg and cook for 6½ minutes for a soft-boiled egg. Run under cold water, peel, cut into quarters and set aside. The white should be set, and the yolk (yellow) should be runny.

Step 6

Green beans: Boil the kettle. Place a pot on medium-high heat, add the green beans with enough boiling water to cover by 2cm, a pinch of salt and blanch for 3-4 minutes until bright green and cooked, but with a slight bite.

Step 7

Mustard caper dressing: Mix together the red onion, garlic, Dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, capers, HALF the lemon juice and ALL the zest, then whisk in the olive oil (½ tbsp). Add some water (½ tbsp) to loosen.

Step 8

Serve by assembling the lettuce, cucumber, green beans, tomatoes, egg, toasted seeds and olives. Drizzle the REST of the lemon juice over the tuna with a good crack of black pepper and add to the salad. Drizzle over the dressing, then mix together to coat everything in dressing.

Another Delicious Recipe From Daily Dish

Asian Chicken Wrap

Asian Chicken Wrap

Read More »