Recipe- Chargrilled Tuna Salad Nicoise

Chargrilled Tuna Salad Nicoise with Spud Lite

Tuna Salad Nicoise with Spud Lite

Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS

SALAD

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 250g truss cherry tomatoes
  • 500g baby Spud Lite potatoes, quartered
  • 200g green beans, trimmed
  • 4 eggs, hard boiled, peeled & halved
  • 1 red onion, peeled an thinly sliced
  • juice of a lemon
  • 1 cup smoked Kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup baby capers, drained
  • 8 anchovy fillets, chopped
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves

CHILLI, THYME & LEMON TUNA 

  • 2 x 250g fresh tuna steaks, chargrill
  • 2 tsp lemon thyme, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • juice of 1 lemon

LEMON, CHILLI & HERB VINAIGRETTE 

  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbs flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp caster sugar
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

METHOD

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Step 1 - Pre-heat Oven

Preheat oven to 180°C fan-forced.

Step 2 - Roast Tomatoes

Place tomatoes in a small roasting tin, drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper and cook in preheated oven 15-20 minutes or until softened and slightly charred.

Step 3 - Boil Spud Lite Potatoes

Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add potatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add beans to the same pot and boil for the final 2 minutes. Drain and refresh under cold water.

In a small bowl, place red onion and lemon juice together and leave to stand for 10 minutes. Drain and discard lemon juice.

Step 4 - Season and Cook Tuna

Pre-heat chargrill over a high heat. Combine thyme, chilli flakes and olive oil together in a medium bowl stirring to combine. Place tuna steaks in bowl, turning until well coated and lightly season with salt and pepper. Cook on pre-heated char-grill 2-3 minutes each side or until cooked as desired. Remove from heat, flake into chunks and set aside.

Step 5 - Create Vinaigrette

For the vinaigrette, combine all the ingredients together in a screw top jar, shaking vigorously to combine.

Step 6 - Make Salad and Serve

To assemble salad, combine beans, potatoes, onion, olives, capers, anchovies and parsley in a large bowl. Add half the dressing, tossing until well coated. Evenly divide salad mixture between four plates. Top with flaked tuna, followed by eggs and cherry tomatoes. Drizzle with remaining dressing to serve.

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