Contemporary Salad Nicoise

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remember doing this salad as a begginer in the kitchen and this is the idea for a sald that is awhole meal . its curried alright but i think it is a good one

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  • add   1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • add   1/2 cup fresh basil (washed and soaked in cold water)
  • add   salt
  • add   1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • add   2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • add   200 g tuna fish (fresh)
  • add   1/2 tablespoon honey
  • add   100 g green beans (blanched)
  • add   1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • add   100 g yellow peppers (roasted)
  • add   100 g red peppers (roasted)
  • add   60 g walnuts (toasted)
  • add   200 g green beans (blanched)
  • add   6 eggs (boiled,sliced)
  • add   1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • add   1/4 teaspoon cracked peppercorns
  • add   2 lemons, juice of
  • add   200 g potatoes (boiled and cubed)
  • add   1 teaspoon sugar
  • add   2 bunches cilantro
  • add   1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • add   100 g green peppers (roasted)
  • add   2 red chilies (finely chopped)
  • add   100 g black olives (pitted)
  • add   10 ml tamarind paste
  • add   1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • add   1/4 teaspoon coriander powder
  • add   20 g parmesan cheese (grated)


  1. marinade fillet of tuna in lemon juice,salt,turmeric, chili powder,corriander powder,cracked pepper corns and cumin powder.
  2. grind together in a mixer cilantro, walnuts,chilis and olive oil to make a pesto.
  3. mix potaoes with pesto and set aside.
  4. mix blanched green beans with honey,sesame oiland sesame seeds; set aside.
  5. peel roasted peppers and cut into strips marinade with balsamic vinegar,salt and sugar.
  6. in a hot pan heat 1tbsp of oil and sear season tuna on all sides leaving the center cold and rare.
  7. on a plate place the potato sald in the center,arrange geen beans and peppers on top.
  8. slice the tuna thinly and arrange on top of the vegetables.
  9. allow 4 slices per person.
  10. top with sliced boiled eggs throw olives around the salad.
  11. it is good looking and makes a good immpression on the guest.