Gwyneth Paltrow's Hot Niçoise Salad Recipe

My Father's Daughter
Ellen Silverman


  • ½ pound green beans, ends trimmed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup Niçoise olives, preferably pitted
  • 7 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 large handful fresh basil leaves
  • 1 yellow roasted bell pepper, roughly torn into strips
  • 1 red roasted bell pepper, roughly torn into strips
  • 1 dozen olive oil–packed Spanish anchovies
  • Four 6-ounce tuna steaks
  • Coarse salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 organic large eggs
  • 1 lemon, halved

One cold wintry day in London, I was dreaming about salad Niçoise — one of my favorites. It didn’t seem right to be eating something so crispy and chilly in the dead of winter, so I devised this hot version. It’s a one-pan dish and an easy cleanup. Perfect for when you are having friends for Sunday lunch or dinner but you don’t have hours to prep.

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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Steam the green beans for 4 minutes. Immediately toss them together in a large roasting pan with the tomatoes, olives, and 4 tablespoons of the olive oil, crushing the tomatoes slightly with your hands. Tear in the basil and push the mixture around the perimeter of the pan. Nestle the peppers and anchovies in and around the vegetables.

Lay the tuna steaks in the middle of the pan and coat each with ½ tablespoon of olive oil and rub with a generous amount of salt and pepper. Crack each egg into a small ramekin and tuck the ramekins into the corners of the pan. Drizzle each egg evenly with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stick the whole thing in the oven for 12 minutes, or until the eggs are just set and the tuna is cooked through but still moist. Pull the pan out, squeeze lemon over everything, and serve.


Calories per serving:

514 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 119g 183%
  • Carbs 43g 14%
  • Saturated 21g 104%
  • Fiber 15g 59%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 24g
  • Monounsaturated 77g
  • Polyunsaturated 15g
  • Protein 200g 400%
  • Cholesterol 1,009mg 336%
  • Sodium 3,209mg 134%
  • Calcium 289mg 29%
  • Magnesium 374mg 94%
  • Potassium 4,719mg 135%
  • Iron 14mg 76%
  • Zinc 7mg 44%
  • Phosphorus 2,485mg 355%
  • Vitamin A 980µg 109%
  • Vitamin C 384mg 640%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 85%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 128%
  • Niacin (B3) 131mg 654%
  • Vitamin B6 8mg 394%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 326µg 82%
  • Vitamin B12 16µg 266%
  • Vitamin D 16µg 4%
  • Vitamin E 23mg 115%
  • Vitamin K 147µg 184%
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