Nicoise-style salad with caper dressing

Nicoise-style salad with caper dressing

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  • 0:50 Prep
  • 0:25 Cook
  • 2 Servings
  • Capable cooks

Keep everyone happy with two tuna meals designed to please both kids and adults!

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  • 10 chat potatoes
  • 175g baby green beans, trimmed
  • 2 x 185g cans tuna in oil, drained, flaked
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers, diced
  • 8 butter lettuce leaves
  • 1/3 cup kalamata olives
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, halved
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baby capers, rinsed
  • 1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  • Step 1
    Place potatoes in a saucepan. Cover with cold water. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, uncovered, for 12 minutes or until tender. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a colander. Refresh under cold water. Drain. Transfer to a bowl. Add beans to boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes. Drain. Refresh under cold water. Drain.
  • Step 2
    Cut remaining potatoes into quarters. Cut remaining tomatoes into wedges. Roughly tear remaining lettuce. Place potato, tomato, lettuce, olives and remaining cucumber, tuna and onion in a bowl. Toss gently to combine. Divide between plates. Top with egg. Heat remaining oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add capers, parsley and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle over salad. Serve.

  • High fibre
  • Low carb
  • Lower gi


  • 4533 kj


  • 57g

    Fat Total

  • 10g

    Saturated Fat

  • 17g


  • 57g


  • 249mg


  • 1150.19mg


  • 16g

    Carbs (sugar)

  • 78g

    Carbs (total)

All nutrition values are per serve


Serves 2 adults. Use remaining ingredients for kid’s tuna patties variation.

Variation for kids: Potato and tuna patties: Follow step 1 of Nicoise-style salad with caper dressing. Mash half the potatoes in a bowl. Add half the tuna and one-third of onion. Season with pepper. Stir to combine. Shape into 4 patties. Place on a plate. Cover. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Place flour on a plate. Lightly coat patties in flour. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook patties for 4 to 5 minutes each side or until golden and heated through. Drain on paper towel. Dice 1 tomato. Place tomato, half the beans, half the cucumber and 4 lettuce leaves in a bowl. Serve patties with salad. Serves 2 children.

  • Author: Annette Forrest
  • Image credit: Mark O'Meara
  • Publication: Super Food Ideas



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