Poached egg salad Nicoise recipe

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serves: 2
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  • Fresh chives, capers and black olives add lots of flavours to this classic salad with poached eggs and tuna steaks.


    • 100g(4oz) fine green beans
    • 2 large tomatoes, sliced
    • Fresh chives, snipped
    • 2 large eggs
    • 2 x 100g (4oz) fresh tuna steaks
    • 25g (1oz) capers
    • 50g (2oz) black olives
    • Vinaigrette salad dressing


    • Cook the beans, then drain and cool.

    • Place the eggs in a small pan of boiling water and bring slowly to the boil. Cook for 3 mins, drain, rinse under cold water and remove shell.

    • In the meantime, griddle the fresh tuna steaks.

    • To serve, place the tuna on a bed of sliced tomato and green beans. Sprinkle over the capers, black olives and the chives. Spoon over the vinaigrette dressing then top the tuna with the lightly poached egg.

    Top tip for making Poached egg salad Nicoise

    To griddle tuna, heat the pan until it's hot. Cook for 2-3 mins on each side or until cooked to your liking.

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