Tuna Salad Nicoise

If you are a follower of blog, you know that I love fresh tuna.  This is one of my favorite variations and is made easy by the fact that I have leftover potatoes and I hardboiled the eggs earlier in the week and blanched the green beans last night.  Assembly tonight will be quick – I’ll add a picture later.

Tuna Salad Nicoise

  • 1 minced shallot
  • 3 – 4 TB olive oil
  • 1 TB either Balsamic vinegar or Sherry vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • salad greens
  • fresh tuna steak (4 – 6 oz per person)
  • hard boiled eggs
  • roasted potatoes
  • blanched green beans
  • black olives (optional)
  • anchovies (optional)
In a small jar, combine shallot, olive oil, vinegar and mustard.  Shake to combine.  Wash and dry salad greens (tonight I’m using green leaf lettuce but you can use any type you like.)  Brush tuna with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Sear in a non-stick pan until desired doneness (I like mine rare so will only quick sear on each side.)  Toss salad greens with dressing and plate.  Top lettuce with tuna, sliced egg, potatoes, green beans and olives and anchovies if desired.  Enjoy.

About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

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