No-Potato Nicoise

A Low-Cal Summer Favourite

INGREDIENTS

  • 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

METHOD

  • 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