Nicoise salad is a French salad with tuna, hard boiled egg, green beans, potatoes, olives and other veggies served with a vinaigrette dressing. You can use fresh or canned tuna, but we think using a nicely grilled tuna steak to top the salad makes a world of difference - not just in presentation, but in flavor, too. Since it’s still cold outside, we’re lucky we can achieve this perfectly seared rare tuna on an indoor grill in just minutes.
First, we composed the salad with a bed of lettuce, then assembled sections of the different ingredients. We made a large platter for serving a group as a lunch salad (this would also be great to serve at a brunch or bring to a potluck shower.) so we used a fair amount of each ingredient. We seared the tuna on the Searing Grill, sliced it and served it over the salad with our favorite lemon vinaigrette on the side.
It was a delicious, healthy lunch and surprisingly hearty. If you don’t usually fill up on salads, this one was made for you.
Want to make perfect hard-boiled eggs to add to your salad? Use the Hamilton Beach® Egg Cooker. Watch the video below to see this amazing appliance in action.