Exactly what it says on the tin, next level! I bloody LOVE a salad but tbh yeah, they are boring AF.
If I’m making one, I will always try and jazz it up a bit and this is so much nicer than your bog standard Nicoise with just a little more effort put in.
You will need:
- Tuna (I used a Tuna steak which I found in Asda)
- New Potatoes
- Green Beans
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
First slice the Cherry Tomatoes in half, season with salt and pepper, and either grill or oven roast on a rack, on a very low temperature for about half an hour. They turn into like fresh slow roasted Tomatoes, that are packed with flavour and so SO much nicer than your regular Cherry Tom.
Boil the New Potatoes and once they are very nearly cooked, add the Green Beans for the last 2 minutes.
Boil some water for the Egg, boil for 6 minutes then refresh into cold water.
For the dressing, zest 1 lemon, then mix with the juice of 1/2 a lemon and 1 tbsp of Olive Oil, this made enough for one person… so if you are cooking for others, multiply the recipe.
For the Tuna, lightly oil and season on both sides, pre heat a Chargrill pan to very hot. Then sear the Tuna for a few minutes on each side, you could also Pan Fry or Grill the Tuna.
Mix the Potatoes, Green Beans and Olives with the dressing.
In a bowl, put the chopped Lettuce, then the Potatoes, Green Beans, Olives and Tomatoes. Top with the Tuna and the boiled Egg cut into quarters.
And thats it!
Hope you enjoy.