Fresh tuna nicoise-style salad

Fresh tuna nicoise-style salad
  • 0:20 Prep
  • 0:15 Cook
  • 4 Servings
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  • 12 baby desiree potatoes, thickly sliced
  • 200g baby green beans, topped
  • 12 quail eggs
  • 4 (about 200g each) tuna steaks
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 baby red capsicums, seeded, thinly sliced
  • 6 red radishes, trimmed, cut into thin wedges
  • 12 baby vine-ripened roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup (50g) drained caperberries

Garlic aioli dressing

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 anchovy fillets, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup (250ml) light olive oil


  • Step 1
    For the garlic aioli dressing: place egg yolk, mustard, anchovy, garlic and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. With the motor running, gradually add oil in a thin, steady stream until mixture is thick and pale. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  • Step 2
    Cook potato in a medium saucepan of boiling water for 8 minutes. Add the beans and cook for a further 2 minutes or until potato and beans are tender. Refresh under cold running water. Drain well.
  • Step 3
    Cook eggs in a small saucepan of boiling water for 2 minutes for semi-soft boiled or until cooked to your liking. Refresh under cold running water. Peel and set aside.
  • Step 4
    Heat chargrill pan over high heat. Brush tuna with oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute each side for medium-rare or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a plate and set aside for 5 minutes to rest. Cut into 2cm pieces.
  • Step 5
    Arrange the potato, beans, capsicum, radish, tomatoes and caperberries on plates. Cut eggs in half and place on salad with tuna. Drizzle with aioli dressing to serve.

  • Low carb
  • Low sodium
  • Lower gi


  • 4144 kj


  • 65g

    Fat Total

  • 11g

    Saturated Fat

  • 9g


  • 61g


  • 228mg


  • 283.99mg


  • 10g

    Carbs (sugar)

  • 37g

    Carbs (total)

All nutrition values are per serve


Quail eggs are available from delicatessens and gourmet food stores.

  • Author: Sarah Hobbs
  • Image credit: Andrew Lehmann
  • Publication: Notebook:



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