Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Grilled Tuna Niçoise Salad

Grilled Tuna Niçoise Salad
Just a quick post today, will be out in the garden. The weather has been strange, our days alternating between the sun and the rain. Because of the heat my lettuce is starting to bolt earlier than usual. There is not much time until it will get tough and bitter. So we will be enjoying salads, lots of salads. Last night we had a tuna Nicoise salad. While my husband grilled the fish, I prepared the salad dressing. Life is simple and good here. We are very fortunate.

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Grilled Tuna Niçoise Salad
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • minced Shallot, small
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 pound Wild tuna
  • 1/2 head Lettuce
  • 2 medium boiled until tender slice Yukon potatoes
  • 1/2 pound trimmed steamed until tender Green beans
  • 1 sliced Tomato
  • 1/4 thinly sliced Red onion
  • 1/4 cup Nicoise olives
  • 1/4 cup Picholine olives
  • 1 tablespoon Capers
  • 1 halved Hard boiled egg
Instructions
In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, tarragon, mustard, shallot, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in oil to make a vinaigrette. Prepare grill for medium heat cooking. Salt and pepper and then drizzle a small amount of olive oil on both sides of fish. Place tuna on the grill and cook 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until tuna reaches desired doneness. Transfer to a plate. When cool enough to handle, cut into slices.Add lettuce to large serving platter, then place tuna, potatoes, green beans, tomatoes, onion, olives, capers and egg on top and drizzle with vinaigrette.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 3 to 4

*Forgot to announce the winner of the "Five Ingredient Recipes", cookbook. A Cookbook For Busy People. Drum roll........Mindy of "A Dandelion Diary".  Congrats Mindy!!!!

Thank you everyone for participating.
Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

50 comments:

  1. I hear you about so many of this! Our days are hot, mixed with raging thunderstorms and lightening strikes. I wish the rain would bring cooler temperatures but sadly it isn't. I had to pick all of our lettuce heads last week due to bolting, unfortunately I had to compost 2 heads that were just too bitter. I like you, am now in the total lettuce salad zone!

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    1. Your garden is one of the prettiest I have seen Pamela, you guys are amazing. And every year is so different in the garden for us, some years it is foggy most of the summer, which is why our lettuce would last almost the whole season, but this summer is different......

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  2. Those tomatoes have my mouth watering. Our cherry tomatoes are on but the big ones are still small and green. Enjoy the outdoors!

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    1. I have been buying all of our big tomatoes from the farmers market as we can only grow the cherry tomatoes on the coast. We are having a beautiful summer, thanks Mindy!~

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  3. Oh my gosh..yet again..when I subscribe..they say I already am:(Why don't your posts get to me!?

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    1. That happens to me with a few sites as well, I have no idea why, sorry Monique

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  4. This looks amazing and how delicious adding tuna. I am so happy you joined our Dishing it and Digging it linky party. We love having you. Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks Vanessa, had fun. So glad you stopped by.

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  5. This is one of my most favorite salads. You did it justice, Cheri!

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    1. Thanks Abbe, were eating our way through the garden. Hope you are having a great week.

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  6. The Nicoise is my favorite salad and I love using fresh tuna rather than the canned. I love everything you put in the salad it's beautiful and light and perfect for this horrible sweltering heat we are all experiencing,

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    1. I hear you Suzanne, it's even hot here in the PNW. Salad is the way to go!

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  7. Enjoy your time in the garden - I know you enjoyed this gorgeous salad! Nicoise is a favorite of mine as well.

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    1. Thanks Trisha, the garden this year is so different from last year because of the heat.

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  8. Simple and good works for me! Our lettuce bolted really quickly this year -- didn't get nearly as much as we usually do. :-( Love a good Nicoise Salad -- and with grilled tuna? Heaven!

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    1. Crazy weather this year John, I planted my lettuce in successive plantings, so it's not all bolting thank goodness. Have a great week.

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  9. Well, well, well... I just served what I thought was a Nicoise Salad a few nights ago, but it in no way compared to what you provided! Changing my recipe to yours quickly!

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    1. Aaaaw your too kind Sandra, you should start a blog with all your gardening and planting tips.

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  10. I so envy your garden Cheri, and this salad is glorious!

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    1. Thanks Sue, was just at your site checking out your zucchini pie...delicious!!

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  11. That's one of the best nicoise salads that I have ever seen!

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  12. Yay, Mindy - I'm so jealous!
    Love this gorgeous salad, Cheri, and I can only imagine how busy you are with the garden. No rain in sight here and the temps are soaring so the farmers are trying to cope with crops being ready much earlier and dry fields!
    Loving your clicks, girl!

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    1. Thanks Robyn, the weather has been crazy here too, hot and then cool, hot and then cool. I think some of my plants are very confused. haha!

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  13. This is a gorgeous salad, Cheri! It looks so fresh and tasty. It must be, since everything is out of your garden (except the fish)! :) I bet that is very fresh, too, considering where you live right now. The dressing sounds wonderful with the fresh herbs in it. Yum to everything on that board!

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  14. Thanks Shari, I bet you guys are spending alot of time up north right now, sounds like it has been pretty warm.

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  15. Oh, I love salad niçoise! Yours looks delicious, yum, yum, yum!

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    1. Thanks Zaza!!! appreciate you stopping by.

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  16. I love everything you put in the salad it's beautiful and light and perfect for this horrible. I love having you. Have a great week. Sakura Beauty

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  17. I love simple meals Cheri and this salad is just that for relaxed summer dinner meals!!Looks so yummy!!

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    1. Thanks Ami, I love simple meals too. Take care!

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  18. This salad looks so beautiful and delicious. I love grilled tuna :-)

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    1. Thanks Kushi, we have been eating a lot of tuna.

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  19. Sounds like you are having such a lovely productive, busy, yet relaxing summer. Love thinking of your husband on the grill prepping the fish while you put together this salad. It just looks wonderful - a beautiful summer meal.

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    1. We our having a wonderful summer Monica. Such a different pace of life here. Thanks!

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  20. I always order this salad when eating out...but somehow never thought in making it myself..yours look fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration Cheri!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week :)

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    1. Thanks Juliana, I am having a wonderful week. Appreciate you stopping by.

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  21. Your photo gives a new look to an absolute classic! I love this salad whether it's with canned or fresh tuna.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  22. I love the image of all the ingredients on the board. This is a fantastic salad to enjoy during the heat of your summer. Our weather has been very strange too with daily temperatures varying greatly xx

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    1. Thanks Charlie, we have been enjoying quite a few salads lately.

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  23. That salad is perfect for the hot days you are having. Scarlett usually gets to the lettuce before it can bolt 😀

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  24. Absolutely love this salad Cheri!
    Look wonderful !!

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  25. I know it's not traditional, but I love grilled tuna on a Niçoise salad! Just lovely!

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    1. Me too! Actually we have had tuna almost every way possible this summer and each time I say this is the best way. Thanks David.

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  26. Fantabulous colors...Love salad with fish!

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    1. Thanks Kim, everything goes with salad, right? take care xo

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