Salad Nicoise – eating healthy day 3!

The leftover potatoes from New Year’s Eve inspired me to put this on the menu plan for the week.  It’s one of my favorites and easy to put together.  You can blanch the beans and hardboil the eggs (and cook potatoes) ahead of time so all you need to do is rinse the greens, shake up the dressing and quickly sear the tuna.  We like our tuna rare.  Here is the recipe (I use cherry tomatoes when I make it in the summer but don’t bother with them this time of year when they aren’t as good.)

Tuna Salad Nicoise

  • 1 minced shallot
  • 3 – 4 TB olive oil
  • 1 TB 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 (I used green leaf)  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 or anchovies if you like or whatever else you happen to  have on hand).  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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