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Asian Salad Nicoise


This Nicoise Salad is a beautiful play off its French counterpart. It keeps the traditional string beans, potatoes, boiled eggs and tuna, but it adds an Asian inspired dressing that elevates this salad to the next level. By changing the usual white potatoes to sweet potatoes, it becomes a healthier version of the recipe. Sweet potatoes provide more vitamins and minerals than regular potatoes and they have fewer calories. Add in the Omega-3 benefits in the tuna, the protein of the eggs, and fibre-packed beans, and you have got a power packed lunch that tastes like a million dollars. This recipe will certainly be singing to your taste buds tuna.















250 grams tuna
8.75oz, aku bar (sashimi-grade tuna)
30 grams sesame seeds
1 oz
¼ teaspoon salt
15 millilitres olive oil
1 tablespoon
200 grams sweet potatoes, or yams
7 oz
200 grams green beans
7 oz
2 large eggs
For the asian dressing:
25 millilitres olive oil, extra-virgin
25 millilitres sesame oil
7 grams sesame seeds
1/2 tablespoon
15 millilitres lemon
1 tablespoon
5 grams coriander
cilantro, rough-chopped
10 grams shallots
½ teaspoon black peppercorns
25 millilitres honey
10 millilitres soy sauce, dark


1.Boil the sweet potatoes until fork tender. Peel and cut into bite-sized pieces. About 20 minutes.(Depends on size)

2.Blanch the green beans until al dente. Drain and set aside.(About 3 minutes)

3.Boil the eggs.(8 minutes for wax-stage/10 minutes for hard-boiled). Cut into wedges.

4.Blend all ingredients for the dressing in a blender.

5.Season tuna with salt on both sides.

6.Crust the tuna with sesame seeds on all sides.

7.Heat olive oil in a skillet.

8.Sear the tuna for 30 seconds per side.

9.Slice the tuna into ¼” pieces.

10.Arrange sweet potatoes, eggs, green beans, tuna slices, and dressing on a platter.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 205g (7.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 22831% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 416mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars g
Protein 46g
Vitamin A 203% Vitamin C 34%
Calcium 16% Iron 22%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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