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Salmon niçoise with lemon dressing

We’ve put a twist on a traditional French recipe by swapping tuna for light smoked salmon fillets in this alternative but equally delicious niçoise salad

Serves 4

Prep Time 10 min

Cooking Time 12 min + cooling


  • 2 x 150g lightly smoked salmon fillets
  • 2 eggs
  • 300g green beans, trimmed
  • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cucumber, halved lengthways and sliced
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 16 pitted green olives in brine, drained
  • 50g baby rocket
  • 50g mixed salad leaves
  • ½ bunch of fresh dill, chopped, to garnish

For the lemon dressing

  • 2tbsp lemon juice
  • 2tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1tsp caster sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed


  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high. Put all the dressing ingredients into a jar with a tight-fitting lid, then shake to combine. Set aside.
  2. Grill the salmon for 10–12 min until cooked through. Flake and leave to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, put the eggs in a pan of cold water and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for 8 min. Transfer the eggs to a bowl of cold water to cool. Gently peel off the shells, then cut the eggs into quarters.
  4. Blanch the green beans in a pan of boiling water for about 1 min, then refresh in a bowl of  iced water. Drain, then combine with the tomatoes, cucumber, onion, olives, rocket and salad leaves. Toss with the dressing.
  5. To serve, arrange the salad on a serving platter, top with the salmon and eggs, then garnish with the chopped dill.

Nutrition per serving

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262 23.9g 15.3g 2.8g 4.5g 6.7g 3.2g 71mg 7.6g 2.1mg

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