English French Dressing Salade Nicoise

Preparation Time

15 mins

Cooking Time

10 mins



A classic salad to be enjoyed on a summer’s day with a glass of chilled white wine!


4 fresh tuna steaks (or you can use canned tuna if preferred)

French green beans

4 hen’s eggs or 8 quail’s eggs

Black olives

8 Cherry tomatoes

New potatoes

A selection of lettuce leaves – little gems are good

Some generous drizzles of Scarlett & Mustard English French Dressing

A handful of chopped fresh Basil


  1. Gently pan fry the tuna steaks until just cooked through, set aside to cool.
  2. Halve the new potatoes and place in a large pan of cold salted water.  Bring to the boil.
  3. After 5 minutes of simmering, add in the eggs and the green beans in with the potatoes.
  4. Bring back to a gentle simmer for another 5 minutes.
  5. Drain the whole pan, fill with cold water, then drain again.
  6. Halve the cherry tomatoes.
  7. Place the potatoes, green beans, olives and lettuce into a large bowl.
  8. Drizzle over Scarlett & Mustard English French Dressing and toss well.
  9. Divide the salad on to the plates and top with tomatoes and quartered eggs.
  10. Add a little more dressing, then sprinkle over the chopped fresh basil.

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