Fresh salmon niçoise

On a balmy summer evening, a warm salad is satisfying yet light. Traditionally, niçoise is made with canned tuna, but the omega-3 fatty acids in the fish don’t make it through the canning process, so we’ve used wild salmon instead

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:23 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 404
  • fat 19g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 23g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 8g
  • protein 31g
  • salt 0.6g


  • 1 red onion (about 130g), finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 pitted Kalamata olives, quartered
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill
  • 2 tsp chopped tarragon leaves
  • 400g small baby potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 320g fine green beans, trimmed
  • 4 wild salmon fillets (about 100-125g each), defrosted if frozen
  • 2 x 160g Little Gem lettuces, 1 shredded
  • 4 tomatoes, cut into wedges


  1. Combine the onion, vinegar, oil, olives and herbs in a medium bowl.

  2. Boil the potatoes in the base of a steamer for 10 mins. Add the eggs (top up with boiling water from the kettle if they’re not submerged). Tip the green beans into a pan and put the steamer on top, then cook for 8 mins more.

  3. Remove the potatoes and eggs from the steamer, but don’t drain. Add the salmon to the water and cook for 5 mins. Stir the warm potatoes into the dressing.

  4. To serve, divide half the lettuce between two plates (or pile onto one platter) along with half the green beans and tomatoes, then spoon half the dressed potatoes on top. Remove and discard any skin from the salmon, then flake half the fish over the salad. Peel one egg, halve and serve one half over each salad. Chill the remaining ingredients for the next day to eat cold. Will keep covered and chilled for up to a day.

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