Rare Tuna Nicoise Salad

Rare Tuna Nicoise Salad

Fresh tuna replaces the canned one in this version of the classic salad.

4 servings
Preparation 15 min
Cooking 15 min

Standing 5 min

510 calories per serving 


2 potatoes   400 g
1 1/3 cup green/snap beans   130 g
2 eggs size large    
4 tuna steaks, or blue marlin   500 g
4 cups mixed greens   100 g
1/3 cup Classic Vinaigrette (Recipe)   85 mL
4 anchovy fillets   16 g
12 black olives   5 tbsp
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    


  1. Boil or steam the potato(es) (about 15 min), then peel them, and cut into approx. 7 mm slices. Prepare the green beans and boil or steam (about 7-8 min). Let cool down for about 15 min.
  2. Boil the egg(s) (10 min), cool down immediately in cold water, and cut into quarters.
  3. Put the tuna steaks in a dry pan or on a grill, over medium-low heat. Sear 3-4 min per side, depending on the desired level of doneness. Tuna dries out very quickly when overcooked and is best appreciated served "pink" or "blue" in the centre. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Wrap the steaks in aluminum foil and set aside for 5 min so that the juices can distribute evenly and give the inside time to become soft and tender.
  4. Use these last few minutes to dress the plates with the vegetables. Rinse and spin-dry the mixed greens, then put them in a bowl and toss with the Classic Vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper, then divide them up onto the individual serving plates. Garnish with the anchovy fillets, olives, potato slices, beans and quartered egg(s).
  5. Arrange the tuna on top, then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (320g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




28 g

43 %

Saturated 5 g
+ Trans 0 g

26 %


175 mg


400 mg

17 %


21 g

7 %


3 g

12 %


2 g


43 g

Vitamin A

110 %

Vitamin C

30 %


10 %


25 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: servings
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 2 servings

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Free :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Calcium, Fibre, Omega-3, Vitamin C
Good source of :
Copper, Manganese, Zinc
Excellent source of :
Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Fish | Main courses/Entrées | Artery-healthy | Halal | Heart-healthy | High Iron | High Vitamin D | Kosher | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Source of Omega-3 | Barbecue/Broil/Grill | Sauté/Stir Fry | French

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