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Tuna Nicoise Salad

A beautiful salad that is great for two or a few.

Tuna Nicoise SaladIngredients:
  • 1- 1 1/2 lbs fresh tuna steak
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 4-5 radicchio leaves
  • 6-8 butter lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 lb green beans - blanched
  • 2/3 cup Nicoise olives
  • 4 hard boiled eggs - quartered
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes - halved
  • 1 lb small potatoes - steamed or roasted
  • Garnish - 2 T chives - chopped, 1/2 cup pickled red onion and 6-8 radishes - sliced
Caper Dressing
  • 1 T capers - minced
  • 1 T shallot - minced
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

To prepare the dressing, combine capers, shallot, lemon juice, honey, Dijon, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in olive oil, taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Set aside.

Place tuna on plate and salt and pepper both sides and brush with olive oil. Oil grates and pre- heat the grill on high. When grill is hot, sear tuna on both sides for 3-5 minutes. Remove and set aside.

Assemble the salad on a platter or large serving bowl. Layer the outside of the platter with radicchio and lettuce leaves, then arrange all other ingredients around bowl. Slice tuna into 1/2 inch slices and arrange in the middle. Drizzle dressing over the top, garnish with chives, pickled red onion and radishes and serve. Serves 4-6.

Serve with:

Kunde Family Winery Chardonnay – C.S. Ridge Vineyard

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