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Asparagus Niçoise Salad

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10 minutes


  • 1 bunch asparagus trimmed and chopped into pieces
  • 4 cups mixed salad leaves washed
  • 1 bunch Italian leaf parsley chopped
  • 2 cucumbers small, chopped
  • 4 tomatoes ripe, chopped
  • 2 red capsicum (pepper) chopped
  • 1 red (Spanish) onion thinly sliced
  • 4 eggs hard-cooked eggs, peeled and quartered
  • 285 g tuna in spring water
  • 12 black olives pitted and halved
  • 2 clove garlic cut in half


  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil



  • Mix the red wine vinegar and mustard together and then whisk in the olive oil until you get a creamy, smooth consistency.


  • Use the garlic clove halves to rub the inside of a large salad bowl. This will give the salad a lovely flavour.
  • Add all of other salad ingredients to the bowl and toss gently to combine.  
  • Pour the salad dressing over the salad and mix gently to combine.


Mix it up:
Barbecue: Swap tuna for barbecued tuna or salmon steaks
Vegetarian: substitute tuna for 1 cup cannellini beans or chickpeas
Recipe courtesy of Rebecca McPhee, Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD).

Please note the serving size listed is to be used as a guide only. Consider your own individual nutrient and carbohydrate requirements and adjust the serving size as required. If you are unsure of your requirements consult an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) for personalises advice.

Nutritional information (per serve)

Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.5g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 16.8g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g | Sodium: 478mg | Potassium: 1347mg | Fiber: 7.5g | Sugar: 12g
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