Nicoise Salad | The Tastiest Of All Green Bean Salad Recipes

There is no need to miss out on a classic French favourite when you are on a weight-loss journey. 

Our macro-friendly take on a Nicoise Salad is packed with protein and healthy fats. 

The fresh, crisp vegetables lighten it up to create a fresh and nutritious lunch or light dinner. It’s sure to be one of your new favourite green bean salad recipes. 

Whether you are on a weight-loss journey or simply craving a fresh, wholesome meal, this Chicken Nicoise Salad is for you!

Here’s what you need for your simple green bean salad recipe:

Nicoise Green Bean Salad Recipe | Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need:

120g Chicken Breast Fillet (weighed raw)
1 Large Egg
120g Potato Spud Lite
80g Green Beans
50g Mixed Lettuce Leaf
60g Cherry Tomato
15g Olives
30ml Praise Deli Style Honey & Dijon Olive Oil Vinaigrette 

How To Make Our Nicoise Green Bean Salad Recipe

Simply follow these four steps:

  1. Cook chopped potato in a pot of boiling water until soft. Set aside. Cook other chopped vegetables as per your preference (steam, boil, pan fry, air fry etc.).
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Carefully place eggs into the water and cook for 10 minutes (hard-boiled). Remove from water, immediately run under cold water and peel.

  3. Season diced chicken with salt and pepper. Cook in a non-stick pan over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until cooked through.

  4. Wash and chop the salad ingredients, then transfer them to a bowl. Top with cooked vegetables, chicken, eggs and vinaigrette. Toss to combine.

Nicoise Green Bean Salad Recipe | Nutritional Information

This salad contains just 370 calories for 37 grams of protein, 13 grams of fat, 25 grams of carbs and 7 grams of fibre.

The addition of a chicken breast makes this French favourite a great dish for those looking to lose weight and grow muscle, thanks to its protein content.

Let’s take a closer look at why.

Protein For Muscle Growth And Fat Loss

Protein stands above carbohydrates and fat as the most important macronutrient for building muscle. 

Your muscles are made up of proteins, and these proteins are made up of amino acids. 

We’ve added chicken to this recipe because it contains the three branched-chain amino acids — leucine, isoleucine and valine — that account for one-third of our muscle protein.

In other words, this recipe is directly fueling the proteins in your muscles and therefore stimulating muscle growth!

How Protein Helps You Lose Weight

Protein should always be your priority when you’re trying to lose weight.

Protein promotes satiety (the feeling of being full), so we must eat plenty of protein to prevent overeating.

So, give this Nicoise salad a try for ultimate flavour and protein — it’s sure to be one of your new favourite green bean salad recipes!

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