Tuna Nicoise

Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad

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This is the salad for the non salad lover! It is loaded with so much stuff, it really doesn’t feel like a salad at all! I mean what salad has potatoes and green beans in it?! Haha. I honestly don’t know if this is a true Nicoise salad, but I loved it, so I wanted to post it. The flavors are amazing and it is so hearty! If you have any family members who don’t consider a salad dinner, this one will change their minds!

It is packed with fresh Ahi tuna, roasted potatoes, blanched green beans, radishes, eggs, olives, capers, the list goes on! I cook the potatoes in the air fryer to speed things up, plus they get nice and crispy! I get my Ahi tuna at Aldi, believe it or not! It is soooo good! And affordable.

This salad is well balanced with a big serving of protein, some healthy fats and carbohydrates. It will certainly keep you full and satisfied. I actually don’t love olives, so I leave them off of mine, but I love the addition of capers. They give you the salty flavor without the olives, in case you aren’t a fan.

Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad

Course: lunch, dinner, saladsCuisine: FrenchDifficulty: easy


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  • 2 x 4 oz raw Ahi tuna steaks

  • 1 1/3 cup green beans

  • 2 hard boiled eggs

  • 2 radishes, quartered

  • 1/2 cup Nicoise olives (or your favorite olives)

  • 6 cups mixed greens

  • Fresh Dill for Garnish

  • Capers for Garnish

  • Potatoes
  • 220 g small yellow potatoes (approx 7.5oz), halved

  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

  • Chives to garnish, if desired

  • Olive oil spray

  • Dijon Dressing
  • 1.5 tbsp dijon mustard

  • 1.5 tbsp red wine vinegar

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tsp honey

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees.
  • Boil a small pot of water to a boil. Add green beans for 2 minutes. Remove from water and place into a bowl of ice water to stop cooking.
  • Toss potatoes in mustard, garlic powder, and a spray or two of olive oil. Cook in air fryer for approximately 15 minutes, shaking a few times throughout.
  • Season ahi tuna with salt and pepper. Heat a skillet over high heat. Once searing hot, add the tuna and cook for 1-2 minutes each side, until seared on the outside and rare in the middle.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together dressing ingredients.
  • Divide mixed greens, green beans, potatoes, radishes, eggs, and olives to a plate.
  • Add sliced Ahi tuna, capers, and fresh dill. Top each with dressing.


  • MFP Entry : Sprinkles and the Smiths Tuna Nicoise Salad

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