Easy tuna Nicoise salad recipe
The excellent combination of ingredients salad Nicoise makes it taste just stunning! This salad – a popular dish of French cuisine. In Provence Nicoise made with fresh vegetables, spicy anchovies, boiled eggs, olives n’ premium quality olive oil. Often Nicoise prepared with tuna, this version is more popular around the world.
I like to make this salad with quail eggs and tuna. It’s time to tell my favorite recipe of salad Nicoise with tuna. Read!
Dressing for tuna Nicoise salad
Choose for salad dressing only quality olive oil – 100% naturally organic & extra virgin olive oil. We will also need fresh thyme. Thyme – one of the main herbs French cuisine and necessarily included in the spice mix “bouquet garni” and “herbs of Provence.” Top chefs use thyme as a seasoning, preferring to add fresh plant in their culinary masterpieces.
Thyme has a pleasant flavor, making salad dressing sharp, bitter taste spicy notes. The unique taste of the salad dressing made from mix olive oil with crushed fresh thyme, lemon juice, salt, sugar and squashed garlic. All stir and leave for 30 minutes.
Tuna Nicoise salad ingredients
Ingredients (serving for 2 person):
- 3-4 sweet tomatoes;
- 4-5 leaf lettuce;
- 150g canned tuna;
- 1 sweet pepper;
- 6-8 quail eggs.
- For salad dressing:
- 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil;
- 4 tbsp lemon juice;
- 1 clove of garlic;
- ½ tsp salt;
- a little fresh thyme;
- ½ tsp sugar.
How to make tuna Nicoise salad?
- Wash vegetables and lettuce, dry with a paper towel.
- Quail eggs to boil and cool, peel off the shell.
- Torn lettuce into small pieces and put in a salad bowl.
- Sweet pepper cut into strips.
- Every tomatoes cut into 4 pieces. Quail eggs cut in half.
- Mix ingredients with salad dressing and served on 2 plates.
- Add to salad pieces of tuna.
This salad with tuna is a source of protein, which is essential for a healthy diet. Enjoy delicious taste!
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