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Arctic Char Niçoise Salad
A tasty take on traditional tuna niçoise uses arctic char as a savory, satisfying replacement. Bottled Italian dressing gets a little "doctoring" and the potatoes and haricot vert are cooked together to make quick workof this delicious meal. Definitely a good dish for special occasions.
Calories: 2212 kcal
  • ½ cup bottled light Italian vinaigrette
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 TB minced parsley
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp anchovy paste optional
  • 4 plum tomatoes sliced
  • 1/3 cup minced red onion
  • 2 TB capers
  • 8 baby potatoes washed and halved
  • 4 oz haricot vert trimmed
  • 1 lb arctic char skinless, cut into 4 4 oz filets
  • 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 4 hardboiled eggs. sliced
  • 12 nicoise olives
  • 4 tsp chives minced
  1. Whisk together the vinaigrette, garlic, parsley, mustard, and anchovy paste. Set aside. Combine tomatoes, onion, and capers in a small bowl. Toss with 2 TB vinaigrette and reserve. Cover potatoes by 1-2” of cold water in a medium sauce pan fitted with a steamer basket. Place haricot vert in basket. Bring to a boil and cook/steam for approximately 8 minutes or until potatoes are tender and haricot vert lightly steamed. Rinse haricot vert under cold water, drain, and toss into tomato mixture. Drain potatoes and toss with 2 TB vinaigrette while still warm, set aside.
  2. Season arctic char filets with ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper. Lightly coat a nonstick sauté or grill pan with cooking spray and heat over high heat. Sear filets for approximately 4-5 minutes per side or until done. Set aside.
  3. Toss lettuce with remaining vinaigrette and divide across 4 dinner plates. Divide tomato salad and dressed potatoes evenly across plates and place in small composed piles. Add 1 sliced egg, 1 char filet, and 3 olives, to each plate. Garnish each plate with 1 tsp chives and serve.
Recipe Notes

The vinaigrette, tomato/onion salad, potatoes, and beans can all be prepared earlier the day you’re serving this dish to make it quicker to bring to the table.

Nutrition Facts
Arctic Char Niçoise Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2212 Calories from Fat 1107
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 123g 189%
Saturated Fat 23g 115%
Cholesterol 998mg 333%
Sodium 1900mg 79%
Potassium 6798mg 194%
Total Carbohydrates 145g 48%
Dietary Fiber 29g 116%
Sugars 25g
Protein 138g 276%
Vitamin A 756.4%
Vitamin C 235.7%
Calcium 45.3%
Iron 95.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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