Easy Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad

a classic French salad
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Ingredients

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4 organic Eggs
1 lb fresh Green beans ends trimmed
2 tbsp Vegetable oil
8 oz Ahi tuna fresh or frozen (defrosted)
½ head of Iceberg lettuce
1 pint Cherry tomatoes
½ cup Black olives pitted
½ cup Olives sun-dried, pitted
16 oz Potatoes baby
to taste Salt
to taste Black pepper
Fresh dill for garnish
Basil for garnish
For the dressing
6 tbsp Olive oil extra virgin
1 tsp Garlic minced
1 tbsp White wine vinegar

Nutritional information

565
Calories
37.3g
Fat
30.3g
Carbohydrate
32g
Protein
201mg
Cholesterol
403mg
Sodium
Ingredients
  • For the dressing

Easy Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad

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This Easy Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad always reminds me of fresh salads eaten under a sun-filled blue sky in Nice, France where it originates. Traditionally made with tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, black olives and anchovies or tuna and dressed with olive oil, this salad is as French as it gets!

My take on this classic salad starts by boiling 4 organic eggs. I then start to layer up the salad on a large serving platter, starting with iceberg lettuce, tomatoes and olives. I add green beans, cooked baby potatoes and halved eggs. I finish the salad by drizzling a simple dressing over the top and sprinkling some fresh herbs.

To make my version of Easy Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad, you will need the following ingredients:

Easy Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad Recipe-Salad Nicoise with Seared Tuna Recipe-Homemade Easy Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad

So, how do you make Easy Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad?

Steps to make Easy Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad

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Boil the eggs

Boil 4 eggs in boiling water for 7 minutes. Once cooked, remove the eggs from the pot with a slotted spoon and place them in a bowl of cold water to cool. Reserve the water in the pot.

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Cook the green beans

Add the green beans to the same pot of water. Boil for about three minutes before draining and refreshing them under cold water.

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Cook the potatoes

Cook the baby potatoes in the microwave for about 4 minutes until soft.

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Prepare the lettuce

Cut the hard bits of the iceberg lettuce and discard. Throw away the outer leaves. Separate the leaves. Rinse them in a colander using cold water. Shake the excess water from the leaves and place them on a large serving platter.

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Place tomato halves and olives on the lettuce

Cut the tomatoes in half and place them on the lettuce leaves. Scatter the olives.

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Sear the tuna

Heat the vegetable oil in a non-stick pan over high heat. Season the tuna all over with salt and pepper. Place the tuna in the pan and cook for about two minutes. Flip it over and cook for 2 more minutes on the other side.

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Assemble the salad

Peel the eggs and cut each one in half lengthways. Place them on the lettuce with the tomatoes and olives. Add the potatoes and green beans.

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Make the dressing

Whisk the olive oil, garlic, white wine vinegar together with salt and pepper.

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Serve

Dress the salad and serve with sliced tuna and a sprinkle of fresh herbs on top.

This Easy Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad will bring a taste of France to your kitchen. Try it out soon and don’t forget to come back and leave a comment to let me know what you think.

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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