Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad

Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad

Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad

Stumped for dinner again? If you’re looking for something healthy and filling, I highly recommend making your own Tuna Nicoise Salad at home. I whipped this version up earlier this week, with what I grabbed quickly at the grocery store. If you don’t have Nicoise olives or any olives, don’t worry about it – just use what you have.

Sushi-grade Ahi tuna is a nice splurge. I bought one filet for about $10 at my local Asian market and split it between two servings. If you want to use a can of flaked tuna or a salmon filet or roasted shrimp instead – go for it. I also picked up some pre-made tamago egg slices from the sushi section as well. If you don’t can’t find this, use a hardboiled egg instead. Add potatoes, green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers or whatever vegetables you like!

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 filet, Ahi tuna
  • Field greens salad mix, rinsed
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup green beans, trimmed and blanched
  • 1 cup new potatoes, boiled with skin-on
  • Sesame oil, sprinkle
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, halved or store-bought tamago egg slices
  • 1/4 cup Nicoise olives
  • Salad dressing, your favourite or make your own French Vinaigrette

 

PREPARATION:

  1. Toss field greens, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, olives into a large salad bowl and toss with your desired amount of salad dressing. Divide between two dinner plates.
  2. Arrange one hard boiled egg, and divide the green beans and boiled potatoes on top of each salad.
  3. Heat a non-stick grill over your stovetop on high heat.
  4. Brush your Ahi tuna filet with a sprinkle of sesame oil. Sear on each side for about 1-2 minutes once your pan is very hot.
  5. Slice your tuna and arrange on top of your two salad plates.

 

Enjoy your salad!