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Salad Niçoise

Niçoise simply is to do with the city of Nice in the south of France. Salad Niçoise, arguably its most famous culinary export, is characterised by ingredients common to that part of the country close to the Mediterranean rim – tomatoes, eggs, green beans, potatoes, black olives, garlic, anchovies, and, of course, olive oil. It’s the perfect summer salad on a gloriously hot summer’s day – and a lovely, quick, light lunch.

  • Serves: 2

  • Prep time: 10 mins

  • Cooking time: 20 mins

  • Total time: 30 mins

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Crab cake

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These spicy crab cakes make the perfect starter to a special meal or serve with boiled egg noodles and stir-fried veg for a tasty supper dish. You can prepare the cakes a few hours in advance and keep them covered in the fridge then fry just before serving. If fresh crab meat is unavailable use 3 x 170g cans white crab meat and drain thoroughly on kitchen paper.

  • Serves: 4

  • Prep time: 15 mins

  • Cooking time: 10 mins

  • Total time: 25 mins

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

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Add some freshly grated root ginger and a pinch of five spice powder to the mixture to give the crab cakes a more Oriental flavour.

Ingredients

  • 450g white crab meat
  • 2tsp Thai red curry paste
  • 1tbsp soy sauce
  • 2sp lemon zest
  • 1tsp cornflour
  • 2tbsp beaten egg white
  • 2tbsp fresh chopped basil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Vegetable oil for shallow frying
  • Salad and lemon wedges, to serve

Method

  1. Place the crab meat in a bowl and flake with a fork. Add the curry paste, soy sauce, lemon zest, cornflour, egg white and basil and mix thoroughly.
  2. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and using lightly wetted hands, divide and shape the mixture into 8 small patties.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan until a cube of bread dropped in the hot fat browns in 30 secs. Fry the crabcakes in two batches for 4-5 mins, turning once, until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.
  4. Serve hot with salad and lemon wedges.

By Nichola Palmer

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Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Crunchy tuna filler

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Fillers are so versatile. Made up in minutes, they can be kept in the fridge and used to make so many quick and tasty meals. Not just great for sandwiches, wraps and salads try them on top of a hot jacket potato or stirred through some pasta for a speedy pasta salad, perfect for packed lunches. Time and money saving tip: look out for canned tuna that comes in oil rather than brine as it provides a great dressing for your filler

  • Serves: 2

  • Prep time: 10 mins

  • Total time: 10 mins

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

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As it is, this filler is very healthy, but for a little treat, add a dollop of mayonnaise instead of the balsamic vinegar

Ingredients

  • 1 tin of canned tuna in oil, drained
  • 1 yellow pepper, finely diced
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 1/3 of a cucumber, halved and seeds scooped out, finely diced
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1tsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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 62% 450 votes

 38% 450 votes

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