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Quick Nicoise Style Salad

A slightly different take on a Salad Nicoise, no anchovies but plenty of yummy healthy ingredients including avocado with a creamy garlicy dressing.
Course Main
Cuisine French
Keyword healthy, salad, Tuna
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 1 Head of Mixed Salad Leaves washed
  • 2 Tins tuna in oil drained
  • 4 Free range eggs boiled & quartered
  • 2 Avocados sliced into eighths
  • 4 Vine ripened tomatoes cut into segments
  • 24 Kalamata olives pitted
  • For Quick Creamy Salad Dressing:
  • 125 ml Mayonnaise reduced or full fat
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 to 2 Garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 ½ tsp Lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • Chives to taste snipped
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Garnish:
  • Chive flower petals optional


  • First whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, garlic, lemon juice, chives and water. Season to taste.
  • Next arrange the salad leaves over 4 plates.
  • Then arrange the rest of the ingredients on top of the leaves finishing with the olives.
  • Dress with the Quick Creamy Salad Dressing and serve with warm crusty wholemeal baguette or garlic bread.


If you have some leftover cooked new potatoes these are also great added to the salad.