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Seared Tuna Nicoise Salad

Modern twist on a classic salad of Salad Nicoise with seared tuna and shallot vinaigrette. Adapted from Crumblog.
Prep Time40 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: French
Servings: 2
Author: Angela Roberts


  • tuna steak enough for as many people you are serving
  • bib lettuce
  • 1 ripe tomato sliced
  • 1 cup boiled small potatoes
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 1 handful cooked green beans
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • 10 oil cured olives or nicoise olives
  • anchovies optional
  • salt
  • pepper

vinaigrette Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons shallots finely minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons champagne or white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Brush tuna with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 10 inch frying pan on medium low heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. When oil is hot, add Ahi Tuna and sear one minute on each side. Set aside.
  • Wash lettuce arrange on place with sliced tomatoes, egg, potatoes, olives, green beans.
  • Arrange tuna on salad. Add capers. Drizzle with vinagrette.


  • Mix mustard with vinegar. Add honey and add in rest of ingredients.
  • Season salad with salt and pepper