Nicoise Salad with tuna

Nicoise salad
Serves: 1
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

This classic French salad is packed full of flavour and is healthy too!! This recipe has been adapted to be low FODMAP while still packing in the flavour. This simple salad can be both a side or a main meal and also makes the perfect office lunch.


Green beans halved lengthways

70 g 2.5 oz

1 boiled potato, chopped

1 cup butter lettuce, leaves shredded

38 g 1.3 oz

3 cherry tomatoes

45 g 1.5 oz

2½  Tbsp black/green pitted olives, halved

20 g 0.7 oz

1 anchovy fillet (marinated in oil and salt only), drained and chopped

2 g 0.07 oz

1 can tuna in oil

95 g 3.4 oz

½ tsp mustard

2 g 0.07 oz

3 tsp  1 Tbsp  Rice wine vinegar

15 g 0.5 oz

1 hard-boiled egg, halved


  1. Place diced potato in cold water in a medium saucepan. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low, then cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes until potato is 'fork tender'. Drain.

  2. Place beans in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Stand for 1 minute or until bright green and just tender. Drain, refresh under cold water, then drain again.

  3. Place beans, lettuce, tomato, olives, anchovy, tuna (undrained), mustard and vinegar in a large bowl. Add potato and season with salt and pepper. Toss gently to combine. Top with a hard-boiled egg and serve.


  • For something different and extra fibre, try brown rice or quinoa instead of potatoes. 
  • Adapted from a recipe on

Nutrition Information (per serve)
Energy 2300 Kj / 550 cal
Protein 36.20g
Carbohydrates 34.00g
Sugar 6.50g
Total Fat 28.70g
Saturated Fat 5.40g
Fibre 8.80g
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