Salad Niçoise with Maple

Salads / Mains

Salad Niçoise with maple
4 portions


  • 100g green beans
  • 3 white potatoes, peeled, diced and cubed
  • 200g mixed salad leaves
  • 16 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 12 pitted black olives, halved
  • 6 – 8 anchovies
  • 4 x 150g tuna steaks
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably golden colour for its delicate flavour)
  • 4 soft boiled eggs, halved
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Handful fresh chopped chives

For the dressing:

  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably golden colour for its delicate flavour)
  • 50ml white wine vinegar
  • 300ml olive oil


  1. To make the dressing, whisk together the mustard, maple syrup and vinegar and slowly add olive oil to make an emulsion, then set aside
  2. Cook the green beans and potatoes in separate pans of salted boiling water until tender and leave to cool
  3. Assemble salad leaves, tomatoes, olives and anchovies. Heat a griddle pan to very hot
  4. Season both sides of tuna with salt, pepper, maple syrup, a little oil and place on pan. Cook for 1 – 2 minutes, turning halfway
  5. When ready to serve, add the cooked beans and potato to the salad, stir together and place the tuna on top
  6. Add eggs, pour over the dressing and sprinkle with chopped chives
  7. Serve the tuna steaks whole or slice into several tranches before placing on the salad

A quick, colourful salad niçoise recipe bursting with fresh flavours. This healthy tuna salad adds a splash of maple syrup to give a new twist on the classic salad niçoise. Ideal for sharing, but if you’re only feeding one or two, you can easily quarter or halve the ingredients.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

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Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

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Like all 100% pure maple products, maple spread comes from the sap of the maple tree that’s all.

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