Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Salad Nicoise

Since we still had some frisee lettuce and red spring onions from a couple of CSA shares ago, and received new potatoes, green beans and eggs with our share last week, I decided that a salad nicoise was in order!  I love this dish even though it takes a little work because the flavour is outstanding and it is a complete meal!!!

1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon or 1 tsp dried (I used Herbs de Provence)
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt & freshly ground pepper
12 mini red potatoes, cut in half
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt & freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
2 cans of tuna, drained*
1 head of leaf lettuce
Handful of green beans, trimmed and boiled until crisp tender
2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
2 hard boiled eggs, cut into wedges
1/2 cup black olives
  • Preheat oven to 425F
  • Whisk together Dijon, tarragon and wine vinegar.  Slowly whisk in oil.  Season with salt and pepper.  Set aside.
  • Toss potatoes with 1 tbsp olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.  Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake for 20 mins, or until tender and browned.  Remove from oven.
  • Toss potatoes with 2 tbsp dressing.  Toss onions with 2 tbsp dressing.  Set aside.
  • Line a large platter with lettuce.  Gently toss the beans and tomatoes with dressing.  Place potatoes, onions, green beans, tomatoes,hard boiled eggs and olives in sections on the platter.  
  • Top with tuna.
  • Drizzle the entire salad with the remaining dressing.
  • ENJOY!!!
*You can also use a fresh tuna steak - simply brush it with 1 tbsp oil and coat with cracked pepper.  Grill on the BBQ for 2 minutes per side on high, or until it is still rare in the centre.  Remove from the grill and slice into thin slices!

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