Fresh tuna steak and duck egg salad Nicoise

Fresh tuna steak and duck egg salad Nicoise


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About this recipe: This super posh salad nicoise features fresh seared tuna steak and duck eggs giving an extra posh element to a traditional and delicious salad.


Serves: 6 

  • For the vinaigrette
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • For the salad
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 fresh tuna steaks (about 2.5cm thick)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 little gem lettuces
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 12 pitted black olives
  • 1 small green pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 small red pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, quartered
  • 3 hard boiled duck eggs, peeled and halved
  • 6 anchovy fillets
  • a few sprigs fresh parsley, chopped

Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    For the vinaigrette:

  1. Combine all vinaigrette ingredients and whisk well.
  2. For the salad:

  3. In a frying pan over a medium heat, warm the oil then add the tuna steaks and season well with salt and pepper. Fry for 6 minutes on each side, resulting in a medium cooked tuna steak. Cook for a few minutes longer for well done. Remove from the heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  4. Pull apart the lettuces and arrange the lettuce leaves in a circular pattern on a serving plate. Add the sliced tuna, then the onions, olives and sliced peppers. Arrange the duck egg halves in a symmetrical pattern around the edge of the salad, then do the same with the tomatoes. Make a 'star' in the centre of the salad with the anchovies.
  5. Drizzle the salad with the vinaigrette right before serving. Sprinkle with parsley.

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