Salade Nicoise

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This composed whole meal salad is a classic from the city of Nice in the south of France. In this version, the tuna is grilled rare for a fresh update. However, you can use 3 cans (each 6 oz/170 g) solid white tuna instead. You can prepare all the cooked ingredients and dressing and hold, covered and refrigerated, for up to 1 hour.

  • Portion size 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 new red potatoes 1-1/2 lb (750 g)
  • 1 lb green bean trimmed
  • 5 plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 lb fresh tuna fillet
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1/3 cup nicoise olives
  • 1/3 cup black olive
Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons anchovy paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Method

Dressing: In bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, garlic, anchovy paste, salt and pepper; gradually whisk in oil until blended. Set aside.

In saucepan of boiling salted water, cover and cook potatoes just until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon; let cool slightly. Cut into quarters.

In same pan, cook green beans until tender-crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and cool in cold water; drain well.

Cut each tomato into 6 wedges. Slice red onion. Peel off eggshells; cut eggs into quarters.

Brush both sides of tuna with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until firm and pink outside yet still rare inside, 6 to 8 minutes. Cut into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices.

Attractively arrange tuna on platter along with potatoes, beans, tomatoes, onion, eggs and olives; drizzle with dressing.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 947 mg
  • Protein 36 g
  • Calories 570.0
  • Total fat 35 g
  • Cholesterol 189 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 30 g

%RDI

  • Iron 29.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 26.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 81.0
  • Vitamin C 50.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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