Nicoise Salad Recipe

Nicoise Salad Recipe

2019-03-29
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Learn how to make easy and delicious Nicoise salad with tuna, boiled eggs, green beans and more good stuff . Healthy salad recipe that you can serve like a main dish. You can make this classic French salad with fresh tuna or canned tuna.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
4
PREP TIME
45 Minutes
WORK TIME
20 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
French
INGREDIENTS

    For the salad:

    • 5-6 Lettuce leaves
    • 4 medium potatoes
    • 3 eggs, hard boiled
    • 1/2 Red onion
    • 10-12 cherry tomatoes
    • 1 tuna fillet or canned tuna
    • 40g Olives
    • 200g (7oz) Green beans
    • 1 tablespoon capers
    • Parsley

    For the dressing:

    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1/2 cup Olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons Vinegar
    • Salt
    • Pepper
DIRECTIONS

1. Preparations: peel the potatoes, cut into chunks, place in a large pot, cover with water, season with 1 teaspoon of salt, bring to a boil and cook until fork tender. Drain and let cool. Boil the eggs for 10 minutes, peel and set aside. Cook the green beans until ready. Set aside.

2. Thinly slice the onion, cut in half cherry tomatoes and hard boiled eggs. Set aside.

3. Place all vegetables in a large bowl and set aside.

4. Make the dressing: in a medium size bowl whisk mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper. While whisking slowly pour olive oil. Set aside the dressing.

5. Mix all the vegetables with half of the dressing.

6. Lay the lettuce leaves onto a large plate. Transfer the salad to the plate.

7. Season the tuna with salt and pepper from both sides. Heat olive oil over medium heat and cook the tuna 2 minutes from each side. Slice and place on top of the salad.

8. Cut boiled eggs in half and add to the salad. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle the remaining dressing.

Notes:

  • You can use white wine or red wine vinegar
  • You can use fresh tuna or canned tuna
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