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Salad niçoise

by Christina Julia

Salad niçoise

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Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 175g/6oz baby green beans, trimmed
  • 125ml/4fl oz olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 350g/12oz iceberg lettuce heart, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber, cut into 5cm/2in lengths
  • 1 celery stick, cut into 5cm/2in lengths
  • 1⁄4 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 350g/12oz canned tuna, drained
  • 12 pitted black olives
  • 2 x 175g/6oz cans anchovy fillets in oil, drained
  • 2 teaspoons baby capers, drained
  • 12 small fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  • Put the eggs in a saucepan of cold water. Bring to the boil, then reduce
    the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir during the first few minutes to
    centre the yolks. Cool under cold water, then peel and cut into quarters.
    Meanwhile, score a cross in the base of each tomato, and put in a bowl
    of boiling water for 10 seconds. Plunge into cold water and peel away
    from the cross. Cut each tomato into eight sections.
  • Cook the beans in a saucepan of boiling water for 2 minutes, rinse
    under cold water, then drain.
  • For the dressing, put the oil and vinegar in a screwtop glass jar, seal
    tightly and shake to combine.
  • Rub the garlic over the bottom and sides of a platter. Arrange the lettuce
    over the bottom. Layer the egg, tomato, beans, red pepper, cucumber
    and celery over the lettuce. Scatter the onion and tuna over them, then
    the olives, anchovies, capers and basil. Drizzle the salad with the
    dressing, and serve.

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