Popular & practical recipes anyone can cook...

French Nicoise salad

French Nicoise salad

Try this summery salad, for something different this month. To help you enjoy this great British summer with friends and family, McCain Foods have got some delicious recipes using McCain Wedges, which all the family will enjoy. Visit www.summerofsharing.co.uk for more ideas and party tips as part of McCain's Summer of Sharing.

  • Preparation: 20 mins
  • Cooking: 10 mins
  • Serves: 4

What you need:

  • 300g McCain Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper Wedges
  • 75ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 100g fine green beans
  • 4 eggs
  • 225g can tuna steak in olive oil, drained
  • 1 little gem lettuce, leaves torn
  • 8 baby plum tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tbsp capers, rinsed
  • 1 handful pitted black olives
  • 6 anchovy fillets, drained and halved

What you do:

For the dressing:

  1. In a jug or a jar, mix together the oil and lemon juice, season and set aside

For the salad:

  1. Place the wedges on a roasting tray and cook as per pack instructions
  2. Blanch the beans in a pan of boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and place in a bowl of cold water. Drain again, cover with more cold water and set aside
  3. Bring another pan of water to the boil, add the eggs and cook in simmering water for 6 minutes. Remove and plunge in cold water for 1 minute. When cool enough to handle, peel the eggs and cut into quarters
  4. Break the tuna into bite size pieces and place into a large bowl. Add the McCain Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper Wedges, drained beans, lettuce, tomatoes, capers, and olives. Drizzle with the dressing and gently mix together. Add the eggs and anchovies and toss again very gently and serve

This page can be found at:

A short link can also be used: http://bit.ly/O8djZ5

McCain

McCain

McCain is Britain’s favourite chip maker and takes pride in the quality of all its products. McCain is a family business that works closely with 300 British farmers, some of whom it has worked in partnership with for three generations. The company aims to make good, simple food and at its heart are its people, the community and the environment.  For the full range of McCain products with nutritional information please go to http://www.mccain.co.uk

More from McCain

British ploughman's pies

British ploughman's pies

A traditional dish with a British twist. These Ploughman's pies are sure to go down a treat at any party this year!

Curried chicken & mango jacket potato

Curried chicken & mango jacket potato

A delicious curry-filled baked potato with a fruity twist

Spanish patatas bravas, tortilla & almond green beans tapas

Spanish patatas bravas, tortilla & almond green beans tapas

This Spanish tapas is the perfect dish for entertaining, surprise your friends with this deliciously different meal.

Popular in salad recipes

Moroccan sweet potato & prawn salad

Moroccan sweet potato & prawn salad

Quick and easy to make and full of flavour, this dish will be sure to impress.

Mildly spiced seafood salad with raita style dressing

Mildly spiced seafood salad with raita style dressing

Mild and ready in 25 minutes, this seafood salad is a real treat with crab meat, king prawns and cod and a delicate spicy flavour

New on Secret Sauce

  • Chocolate dipped strawberries Chocolate dipped strawberries
    Viva strawberries and chocolate are a match made in heaven and make a delicious treat and a healthier alternative to a bar of chocolate.
    15th Mar 2015 at 1:55pm in cakes & desserts
  • Fenland celery, herb & bacon parcels
    Fenland celery tastes delicious when roasted. Cooking it in little parcels keeps all the flavours and lovely juices in. Try this easy recipe for family suppers, children love anything wrapped up!
    15th Mar 2015 at 1:55pm in meat & poultry
  • Strawberry & almond macaroons
    Macaroons are the perfect dessert to follow a romantic dinner - the perfect treat!
    10th Feb 2015 at 8:41pm in cakes & desserts

Food poll

Do you buy organic food?

Salmon & rocket tarts

Lemon perfectly complements salmon so you might just have found your perfect tart recipe! Go to recipe