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This Salad Nicoise with Seared Tuna makes a delicious lunch

Salad Nicoise with seared tuna on a white plate next to a glass of rose
Salad Nicoise with seared tuna from "Un-Wine'd" season four. Photo by Shari Pennington

This salad is a French classic and pairs well with Rose like the one from the Flying Fox Vineyard and appears in “ Un-Wine’d,” which airs Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. on VPM PBS.

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What You’ll Need:

  • ¾ c. olive oil
  • ¼ c. lemon juice
  • 2 T. Dijon mustard
  • 1 t. honey
  • ½ t. black pepper
  • ½ t. kosher salt
  • ½ lb fresh green beans, steamed to tender-crisp
  • 9 to 12 baby potatoes, cut in two and steamed to soft
  • 2 baby cucumbers, sliced ¼” on a bias

  • 14 - 18 kalamata olives
  • 2 eggs, hard cooked, cut into quarters
  • ½ c. canned white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 thin slices red onion, cut in half and separated
  • 7 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 T. drained capers
  • 8 to 12 ounce tuna steak, seared on the grill on both sides and sliced
  • Small mixing bowl


Step 1: In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, dijon mustard, honey, black pepper, and salt.

Step 2: Carefully arrange the ingredients on two plates or a platter.

Step 3: Drizzle with the dressing and serve.