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If you are looking for a quick lunch or even a fast dinner option that is healthy and filling this Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad Recipe is perfect. A spring or summer salad that is great for every occasion and so flavorful.

Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad Recipe

Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad Recipe

This Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad takes mere minutes to throw together and will give you the energy to make it the rest of the day! Filling and so delicious, it is the perfect lunch recipe with the right amount of veggies and protein. Made with some olives, sweet peppers, boiled eggs, tuna, asparagus, and tomatoes. The dressing for this Nicoise salad is so delicious and can be used for any other salad recipe.

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Nicoise Salad Dressing

Here is what you need for this salad dressing:

Dijon mustard, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, dried thyme or basil, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Add all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine.

Nicoise salad history

Nicoise salad originated in the French city Nice. Traditionally, it is made with hard-boiled eggs, tomatoes, olives, tuna or anchovies, and an olive oil or vinaigrette dressing.

Salmon or Tuna Nicoise

This salad can be made with either canned tuna or fresh seared tuna. Whichever you choose to go with will still taste amazing. Most people like to use canned tuna because it is just so much easier. Another favorite protein choice would be salmon. Some use seared salmon or smoked salmon. If you would like to keep this salad vegetarian skip the meat and add some boiled and sliced potatoes.

Ahi Tuna Salad  Recipe

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Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad Recipe

By: Rena
Servings: 2 people
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 9 minutes
Total: 14 minutes
Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad  Recipe
A colorful salad with seared ahi tuna and fresh vegetables tossed in a lemon and herb vinaigrette.


  • 2-4 ounce Ahi tuna steaks
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, halved
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup halved black olives such as kalamata or Nicoise
  • 1/4 cup chopped yellow or red bell pepper
  • 1 cup steamed asparagus or green beans
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme or basil
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided use
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over high heat. Season the tuna steaks to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the tuna for 3-4 minutes on each side or until the desired level of doneness.
  • Let the tuna cool for 5 minutes then thinly slice.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, and thyme. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Divide the salad greens between two bowls. Drizzle the greens with the dressing.
  • Arrange the tuna, hard-boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes, olives, bell pepper and asparagus over the top of the greens. Serve.


Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 283kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 16gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 197mgSodium: 395mgPotassium: 609mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 2760IUVitamin C: 74.4mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 3.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad
Cuisine: French
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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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