← Back to Search Results
grilling French
Salad Niçoise

Photo by:
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

This well-known classic French salad is made here with fresh tuna for a main-course serving.

Yield: 4 servings
Prep time: 30 Mins
Cooking time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 9 oz (250g) green beans, trimmed
  • 4 tuna steaks, 5 oz (140g) each
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1½ tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 romaine lettuce hearts, trimmed and torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 8–10 basil leaves
  • 9 oz (250g) plum tomatoes, quartered lengthways
  • 12 Kalamata olives
  • 8 anchovy fillets in olive oil, drained
  • 1 small red onion, finely sliced
  • 4 large, hard boiled eggs, peeled and quartered

Directions

1. Cook the green beans in gently boiling water, for 3–4 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Drain the beans, rinse well under cold water, and pat dry with paper towels.

2. Heat a ridged grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush the tuna steaks with 1 tbsp olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Sear the tuna for 2 minutes on each side; the centers should be slightly pink.

3. To make the vinaigrette, whisk together the vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, and garlic. Slowly whisk in the remaining olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Combine the lettuce, basil, green beans, tomatoes, olives, anchovies, and onion in a large bowl. Drizzle with the vinaigrette and gently toss.

5. Divide the salad among 4 plates. Cut each tuna steak in half crosswise and arrange both halves on top of the salad. Garnish with the eggs.

Variation:

Grilled Chicken Salad:

Grill 4 chicken breasts instead of tuna. Both versions are good with the addition of boiled new potatoes that have been chilled and thickly sliced, and a sprinkle of capers .


© 2008 Dorling Kindersley
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 1/8 teaspoon added salt per serving.

760kcal (38%)
204mg (20%)
95mg (159%)
2417mcg RAE (81%)
1572mg
154mg
48g
9g
10g
20g
272mg (91%)
898mg (37%)
9g (47%)
56g (86%)
7mg (39%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

cooking-with-too-hot-tamales Cooking with Too Hot Tamales
by Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger
urban-italian-simple-recipes-and-true-stories-from-a-life-in-food Urban Italian: Simple Recip...
by Andrew Carmellini
the-sweet-life The Sweet Life
by Kate Zuckerman
a-bakers-odyssey A Baker's Odyssey
by Andrew Schloss
rosas-new-mexican-table-friendly-recipes-for-festive-meals Rosa's New Mexican Table: F...
by Roberto Santibanez
the-deen-bros-take-it-easy-quick-and-affordable-meals-the-whole-family-will-love The Deen Bros. Take It Easy...
by Bobby Deen, Jamie Deen
amor-y-tacos Amor Y Tacos
by Deborah Schneider
cooking-for-friends Cooking for Friends
by Gordon Ramsay
the-vegetable-dishes-i-cant-live-without The Vegetable Dishes I Can'...
by Mollie Katzen, Greg Atkinson
the-south-american-table-the-flavor-and-soul-of-authentic-home-cooking-from-patagonia-to-rio-de-janeiro-with-450-recipes The South American Table: T...
by Maria Baez Kijac
julias-kitchen-wisdom Julia's Kitchen Wisdom
by Julia Child
hot-sour-salty-sweet Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet
by Jeffrey Alford, Naomi Duguid
lucindas-authentic-jamaican-kitchen Lucinda's Authentic Jamaica...
by Lucinda Scala Quinn
bistro-cooking-at-home-more-than-150-classic-and-contemporary-dishes Bistro Cooking at Home: Mor...
by Gordon Hamersley
the-provence-cookbook The Provence Cookbook
by Patricia Wells
Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay

Sign in to Cookstr

Keep me logged in
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?