Salad Nicoise With Creamy Vinaigrette Dressing
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American/French
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Serves: 4
  • 10 Cherry Tomatoes – halved or quartered
  • 4 eggs – Boiled for 8 minutes (exactly)
  • 8 new potatoes – boiled until tender
  • 2 x 250g fresh tuna steaks
  • Olives – Nice juicy ones – as many as you can eat
  • 200g Green beans – trimmed and boiled until tender
  • Lettuce – As much as you want
  • 4 pieces of streaky bacon – fried until crisp
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons butter milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic – minced
  • 2 spring onions – finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 20 capers
  • 3 tablespoon – finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  1. Start by making your dressing.
  2. Simply whisk all the dressing ingredients together and then chill for about an hour in the fridge.
  3. Heat a large pot of lightly salted water. When boiling, add the new potatoes and eggs. Remember to remove the eggs after eight minutes. Peel the shells of the eggs and cut into quarters.
  4. Continue cooking the potatoes until they are tender and then remove from the water.
  5. Place the green beans in the water and simmer until tender. This should only take a few minutes.
  6. When the beans are cooked, drain and set aside to cool.
  7. Now you are ready to cook the tuna steaks, heat a frying pan with about two tablespoons of olive oil until very hot.
  8. Season the tuna steaks on both sides with salt and pepper and then sear for about one minute per side. The centre should be nice and rare.
  9. Carve the tuna steaks into thin slices and set aside to rest while you build your salad.
  10. You don’t really need me to tell you how to build your salad now do you. Just place the ingredients you like on a plate. Tell your guests to do the same.
  11. Top with the tuna slices and dig in.
  12. I like to top the tuna with a little left over salad dressing if there is any.
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