Tuna with herb salad, capers and lemon dressing

Neil Perry
Zest, fresh and colourful, this salad is a great way to inject some vitality into your day.
Zest, fresh and colourful, this salad is a great way to inject some vitality into your day. Photo: William Meppem
Difficulty
Easy

It's crunch time for a zesty salad with tuna.

Ingredients

½ bunch fresh flat leaf parsley, washed and dried

½ bunch fresh basil leaves, washed and dried

1 small radicchio, washed and dried

400g canned tuna, in rough chunks

1 small red onion, peeled, halved and sliced thinly

1 punnet cherry tomatoes, washed and halved

Lemon dressing

3 tbsp drained capers, minced

4 cornichons, minced

grated rind of 1 lemon

3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tsp red wine vinegar

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp Dijon mustard

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

In a small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients and mix with a fork. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Place herbs and radicchio in a bowl and pour over 2 tbsp of the dressing. Mix well and scatter on 4 plates.

Place the tuna, onion and tomatoes in a bowl, add the rest of the dressing and gently combine. Spoon over the plated herbs and radicchio and give a good grind of pepper. Serve immediately.

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