Tuna Nicoise Salad


  • 100g can tuna
  • 2 cups of lettuce, baby spinach or other salad leaves
  • 1 cup of vegetables of your choice (could include cooked green beans, snow peas, tomatoes, parsley, mushrooms)
  • 1 boiled egg, peeled
  • Salad dressing – optional. You can use any dressing listed under the ‘healthier salad dressings’recipes


  1. In a small pot boil the egg to soft consistency, which usually takes 4-5 minutes once the water reaches boiling point
  2. Cool the egg in cold water and then peel.
  3. Open cans and drain excess liquid from each can.
  4. Slice salad vegetables and mix with salad leaves in a large bowl
  5. Add in tuna.
  6. If using dressing, add immediately prior to serving.


  • You can use up leftover cooked vegetables like green beans, broad beans, asparagus or potato in this recipe.
  • Canned salmon also works well in this recipe. Tuna and salmon are both good sources of omega 3 fats which are generally lacking in Western diets. Omega 3 fats help reduce inflammation and promote optimal brain function, mood and heart health