Nicoise Salad
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Nicoise Salad

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20

Description

This is one of the best combinations of salad ingredients ever invented!


Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 425g Tuna (1 med can – chunky style) drained
  • 15 fresh thin green beans, boiled briefly – then cooled in ice cold water
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small head of green lettuce
  • 1 spring onion – sliced
  • 75 grams pitted black olives – sliced
  • 1 med red capsicum – seeded and sliced
  • 1 small cucumber – sliced thinly
  • For the dressing
  • 7 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice or wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp French mustard
  • 1 garlic clove peeld and crushed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Boil the eggs in a pot for 5-6 mins. Let cool and then peel and slice in halves or quarters
  2. Lay the lettuce in a large salad bowl (or divide among smaller individual bowls for single servings).
  3. Add the cooked beans, tuna, spring onion, capsicum, cucumber, olives and tomatoes.
  4. Top the salad with the boiled eggs.
  5. Pour the dressing over the salad to taste to serve (use as much or as little as you like).

To make the dressing

  1. The easiest way to make a salad dressing is to put all the ingredients in a clean jam jar, put the lid on and shake vigorously for 5-10 secs until all ingredients are mixed well.
  2. Pour the dressing over the salad to taste (use as much or as little as you like).