Grilled Tuna Salad Niçoise

Photo: Stephen Devries; Styling: Linda Hirst

Yield: Makes 4 servings
Recipe from Coastal Living

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  • 1 1/2 pounds fingerling potatoes, halved
  • Caper Vinaigrette
  • 1 pound haricots vert or thin green beans, trimmed
  • 4 (6-ounce) tuna fillets or tuna steaks
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 (10-ounce) container yellow or red grape or pear tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 4 hard-cooked eggs, quartered


  1. 1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350° to 400°). Cook potatoes on well-greased grill grates 12 minutes or until tender. Toss with 2 tablespoons Caper Vinaigrette; set aside.
  2. 2. Cook haricots vert in boiling salted water to cover 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Rinse with cold water; drain. Toss with 2 tablespoons Caper Vinaigrette; set aside.
  3. 3. Sprinkle tuna with salt and pepper. Grill on well-greased grill grates 3 minutes on each side (for medium-rare) or to desired degree of doneness. Cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
  4. 4. Arrange salad greens, potatoes, haricots vert, tomatoes, and next 3 ingredients on 4 serving plates. Top with tuna. Drizzle with remaining Caper Vinaigrette.
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