Anna’s Carb Free Nicoise Salad



One of my favourite salads ever, my version of  Salade Nicoise has everything I want in a salad. No potatoes allowed though!


Ingredients (serves 2)
2 grilled medium sized tuna steaks, or 2 medium sized cans of tuna steak
2 hard boiled eggs (boil for about 5 minutes), peeled and quartered
1 medium head of  lettuce (not iceberg!), washed and torn into bite sized pieces
2 medium ripe tomatoes, cut into eighths
1 small red onion, sliced very thin
150 grms green beans, ends trimmed and halved
1/4 cup pitted black olives
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and/or several anchovies

lemon juice
extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Hymalayan Salt, ground black pepper, dried oregano


Whisk lemon juice, olive oil and mustard in a small bowl; season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.

Toss lettuce with 1/4 cup vinaigrette in large bowl until coated.

Cut grilled tuna into 1/2-inch thick slices, if it’s canned tuna, simply get rid of excess oil and place in the centre of the bowl.

Add the sliced tomatoes and red onion.

Boil green beans until tender but crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain, transfer to a cold water bowl, and let stand until just cool, about 30 seconds; dry beans well.

Add beans to the rest of the salad.

Also add hard boiled eggs, olives, and anchovies (or capers). Drizzle the whole salad with remaining 2-3 tablespoons of dressing. Sprinkle the salad with dried oregano, and serve!


Hope you enjoy my carb free Nicoise!


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