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Fresh Tuna Nicoise Salad

Fresh Tuna Niçoise Salad


For the vinaigrette:

¼ cup white wine vinegar

1 tsp. Dijon-style mustard

1/2 cup plus

2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1 medium red onion, minced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tbsp fresh Italian parsley

1 tsp fresh tarragon

1 tsp Sea salt

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper to taste


For the salad:

2 lbs. fresh tuna, center cut

1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, for rubbing on the tuna

1 tsp Sea salt

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

8 anchovy fillets, sliced in half lengthwise

1 lb. green beans, trimmed

8 tiny red potatoes, scrubbed

4 red tomatoes, stemmed and quartered

4 large eggs, hard-cooked and peeled

1/2 cup nicoise olives

4 cups romaine lettuce, washed, trim and shredded

Sprigs of parsley for garnish


In a large bowl make the vinaigrette by whisking together the vinegar and the mustard. Slowly whisk in the oil in a thin stream to emulsify the mixture. Stir in the garlic and the onions. Mince the parsley with the tarragon and add it to the vinaigrette mixing well. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Rinse the tuna, pat it dry and refrigerate it until just before cooking. Heat the grill. Rub the tuna on all sides lightly with olive oil, and place on the grill.


Grill the tuna on all sides until the tuna is lightly golden and almost cooked through, about 10 minutes. Remove it from the grill and transfer tuna to a plate, season it with salt and pepper, cover it with foil and let it cool to room temperature.


Bring one quart of water to a boil, add salt then the beans and cook until they are “Al dente”, about 6 minutes. Remove and refresh under cold water. Place in a bowl and toss with vinaigrette. Bring one quart of water to a boil, and add the potatoes. Cook just until they are tender through, about 10 minutes. Drain. Once cool slice them in half and place them in a bowl toss with vinaigrette and reserve. Toss the romaine lettuce with vinaigrette and place on a platter, top with green beans, potatoes, eggs, tomatoes, olives and anchovies. Slice the tuna and place on top of the prepare salad. Drizzle salad with vinaigrette. Garnish with several sprigs of parsley. Serve immediately

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