Tuna Nicoise Salad – A Fresh and Healthy Option by Chef Ramsay

 

Tuna Nicoise Salad is a healthy and delicious dish that combines fresh tuna, led eggs, green beans, and olives, all tossed in a tangy vinaigrette. This salad is not only packed with protein and nutrients, but it is also incredibly easy to make.

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh tuna
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed and blanched
  • 1 cup kalamata olives, pitted
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Season the tuna with salt and pepper and sear it in a hot skillet for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  2. Transfer the tuna to a baking sheet and bake it in the oven for 5-7 minutes, or until it is cooked to your desired doneness.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, olive oil, dijon mustard, minced garlic, salt, and pepper to make the vinaigrette.
  4. Add the blanched green beans, cherry tomatoes, olives, sliced red onion, chopped parsley, chives, and basil to the bowl with the vinaigrette and toss to combine.
  5. Divide the salad among four plates and top each with slices of the seared tuna and hard-boiled eggs.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • Make sure to use fresh tuna for the best flavor and texture.
  • Blanch the green beans in boiling water for 2-3 minutes and then immediately transfer them to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process and [email protected]
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  • You can adjust the amount of vinaigrette to your taste. Start with a smaller amount and add more if needed.
  • For a vegetarian version of this salad, you can omit the tuna and add extra vegetables or a vegetarian protein source such as chickpeas or tofu.
  • Feel free to experiment with the ingredients and add your own twists to the recipe. For example, you can use different types of olives, add capers or anchovies, or substitute the herbs with your favorites.
  • To save time, you can use canned tuna instead of fresh tuna. Just make sure to drain it well and flake it with a fork before adding it to the salad.

 

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