Asian Salad Nicoise

This Nicoise Salad is a beautiful play off its French counterpart.


prep 0:15       total 0:40


4 servings



250g/8.75oz saku bar (sashimi-grade tuna)
30g/1oz sesame seeds
¼ tsp. salt
15ml/0.5fl oz olive oil
200g/7oz sweet potatoes
200g/7oz green beans
2 eggs

For the Asian Dressing:

25ml/1fl oz olive oil
25ml/1fl oz sesame oil
7g/0.25oz sesame seeds
15ml/0.5fl oz lemon juice
5g/0.25oz coriander/cilantro, rough-chopped
10g/0.33oz shallots, rough-chopped
½ tsp. black peppercorns
25ml/1fl oz honey
10ml/0.33fl oz soy sauce


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.

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