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Salade Tahitienne

Salade Tahitienne

Shall we talk imposter syndrome? (Keep reading if you love coconut milk and lime btw!)

Here’s a big bowl of ‘salade Tahitienne’, or more like an imposter version of the actual recipe! 🙈

I imagine my New Caledonian family cringing when they see the type of fish I used to make this. So yes, I’ll go right ahead and tell you this is not the absolutely authentic version of this recipe because you can’t get tropical fish from the Pacific in Fontainebleau (shocker, I know!). But you can substitute the traditional ‘poisson peroquet’ with fresh tuna.

Salade Tahitienne is the Pacific version of ceviche, with raw fish that’s been marinated in lime bathing in a pool of coconut milk. It’s the perfect thing to eat when it’s hot out, when you’ve got your toes in the sand and the sea at your fingertips. 🏝️ Or, if like me, you’re now just dreaming of the sea while sitting indoors on a cold, rainy autumn day! 😂
It’s traditionally served with a bit of white rice, which is what I do, but I also add lots of fresh coriander (like I do to EVERYTHING) and I scoop out a fresh passion fruit on top of the whole thing, just because, why not.

Here’s the recipe, now get ready for a little mental vacay to New Caledonia!

Salade Tahitienne

Salade Tahitienne

This recipe features raw tuna marinated in lime, bathing in coconut milk and fresh vegetables!
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine New Caledonian, Tahitian


  • 500 grams raw tuna cut into small cubes
  • 3 limes
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 small cucumber grated
  • 2 small tomatoes very ripe, cut into cubes or grated
  • 2 spring onions finely chopped
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • fresh coriander
  • salt and pepper to season
  • fresh chili pepper (optional)


  • Marinate the tuna in the juice of the 3 limes for about half an hour in the fridge.
  • Meanwhile, grate the carrots, tomatoes (if you can be bothered), and cucumber. Squeeze out the excess water, and slice the spring onions finely.
  • Remove the excess juice from the fish, then add it to a large bowl with the veggies.
  • Top with the coconut milk, season with salt and pepper and some fresh coriander. I also love to add some fresh chili pepper!
  • Let it all sit in the fridge for about an hour before serving.
Keyword Salade Tahitienne


Salt Restaurant © Salt 2015
© Salt 2015



Great value lunch at Salt

Salt is yet another new gastro-bistro with a great value lunch menu (27 euros for 3 courses) that recently popped up in the 11th. The difference between Salt and similar places (like Le Servan, just up the street), is the vibe, the decoration and the super creative ingredients.


Amuse bouche at Salt: goji berry, black radish, kumquat bouillon
Amuse bouche: goji berry, black radish, kumquat bouillon


I totally fell in love with their beautiful ceramic dishes, and was so enamored with them I sometimes found myself forgetting exactly what it was I was eating! What was particularly memorable though was the use of fresh herbs I had never eaten before, like clover and all sorts of funky sea-grasses. Don’t ask me what they were called, but who knew such crazy things grew in the sea (aside from the chefs at Noma, that is!).


Salt: Main dish with clover
Main: ceviche with clover

Seafood oriented with herbal accents

The dishes almost looked like they had come straight out of a pasture, despite Salt’s clear seafood-oriented theme. The staff were extra friendly (still always a shocker in Paris!), and the wine list was great, if not slightly expensive when ordering by the glass.


Dessert: rhubarb, meringue
Dessert: rhubarb, meringue & more funky herbs!


At the end of an immensely satisfying meal brimming with flavors that were totally new to me, I realized that I had pretty much eaten a carb-free, gluten-free, dairy-free meal that was actually pretty darn healthy! There are no fatty dishes on the menu, only extremely light, fresh yet supremely flavorful creations that change daily or weekly depending on the catch of the day and what’s in season. At night they have a tasting menu for 65 euros that seems to be pretty good, though I’ve yet to try it.

In any case, ‘ll definitely be going back to see what else they’re serving up!


Note: the lovely waitstaff are mostly native English speakers, making Salt a great place to go if you’re visiting Paris and your French is rusty! 😉





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