Tuna nicoise with honey and mustard vinaigrette

Great with seared tuna, new potatoes and herb salad


Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 450g/1lb baby new potatoes, scrubbed
  • A little olive oil
  • 100g/4oz fine green beans, trimmed
  • 4 medium free-range eggs
  • 4 tuna steaks, about 150g/5oz each
  • 1 x 100g bag herb salad
  • 2 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced
  • 20 pitted black olives, halved

For the dressing

  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 200°C, 400°F, Gas 6. Arrange the potatoes on a baking tray, drizzle with oil and toss to coat. Bake for 40 minutes. Cool then halve.

Blanch the beans in boiling water for 3 minutes, then rinse. Cover the eggs with cold water, bring to the boil and simmer for 6 minutes. Rinse, peel and quarter the eggs. Whisk together the dressing ingredients.

Heat a non-stick frying pan. Brush the tuna with oil then sear for 2-3 minutes on each side. Put the salad leaves into a bowl, add the onions, olives, beans and half the dressing. Divide between 4 plates, scatter over the potatoes, eggs and top with tuna drizzled with oil.

Serve the remaining dressing on the side.