Salade Niçoise

Tuna has omega-3 fatty acid, which helps prevent high blood pressure. Studies have shown that foods, like tuna, that contain omega-3 fatty acids helped test subjects maintain healthy blood pressure.








Ingredients (serves4):

450g/1lb Fresh tuna or 4 x 175g/6oz tuna steaks, 2.5cm/1in thick

8 New potatoes, cooked and quartered lengthways

4 Plum tomatoes, roughly chopped

115g/4oz extra fine French beans, topped, cooked and drained

4 Little gem lettuce hearts, quartered lengthways

1 Red onion, finely sliced

4 Eggs, cooked for 6 minutes in boiling water from room temperature, halved

6 Anchovy fillets cut lengthways into thin strips

16 Pitted black olives in brine

8 Basil leaves, ripped



For the dressing or marinade..

105ml/7 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

3 Tbsp aged red wine vinegar

2 Tbsp freshly chopped parsley

2 Tbsp freshly snipped chives

2 Garlic cloves, peeled
and finely chopped

1 Tsp salt

1 Tsp ground black pepper



  1. To make the dressing or marinade whisk together the red wine vinegar, olive oil, parsley, chives, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Place the tuna in a shallow dish and pour over half of the dressing. Cover and chill for 1-2 hours to allow the fish to marinate. Toss in the marinade from time to time.
  3. Heat a ridged griddle pan on the hob or a hot barbecue for 5 minutes. Remove the tuna from the marinade. Cook the tuna steaks for 2-3 minutes on each side, depending on how rare you like your fish.
  4. Lay the lettuce leaves onto a large plate and add the lettuce, onion, tomatoes, potato, tuna, beans and anchovies. Drizzle over the remaining dressing then finish by adding the eggs, olives and ripped basil leaves.




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