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Niçoise Toasts with Fresh Tuna and Tomatoes
2 servings

Chunky Niçoise ToastsINGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup packed basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup fromage blanc
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tuna steaks, 4 to 5 ounces each
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup halved green and black olives
  • 4 teaspoons drained capers in brine
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 1-inch thick slices of rustic bread
  • 1 clove of garlic, halved


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Blitz the basil, fromage blanc, and salt and pepper together in a mini food processor until well combined.  Spoon into a small bowl, and chill until ready to use.

Season the tuna with salt and pepper, and place on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet.  Rub with 2 teaspoons of olive oil on all sides.  Bake for 10 minutes, until cooked through.  Cut into cubes.

In a bowl, mix together the tomatoes, olives, capers, remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and the lemon juice.  Season with salt and pepper, and gently stir in the chunks of tuna.

Grill or toast the bread, and rub it while it is still hot with the cut side of the garlic clove.  Spread some of the basil fromage blanc over the top, and top with the tuna and tomato mixture.  Serve right away.

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