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Salad Nicoise

Salad Nicoise



6 medium tomatoes sliced

1 ½ c. green beans, blanched

6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and quartered

18 marinated artichoke hearts

12 large romaine lettuce leaves, washed

½ head chicory (or assorted salad greens)

1 ½ c. new potatoes, boiled, quartered and chilled

Three 4 oz. ahi tuna steaks or one 12 oz can tuna, packed in olive oil

½ c. Nicoise olives

2 T. extra virgin olive oil (for searing)


¼ c. red wine vinegar

1 ½ c. extra virgin olive oil

Salt & Pepper to taste



In a skillet over medium high heat, sear tuna steaks for 2 minutes on each side in olive oil. Remove from heat and slice each tuna steak into 1/4 inch slices. Line each cold plate with two romaine lettuce leaves and chicory, and then arrange the remaining ingredients on the lettuce. Overlap the tuna slices down the center of the plate and arrange the other vegetables on either side, using contrasting shapes, colors and textures to create an attractive presentation. (If you are using canned tuna – drain and divide tuna chunks among the plates.) Combine ingredients for dressing in small bowl and whisk until well-blended. Pour approximately ¼ c. of dressing over each salad. Serves 6.



Green Bean, Mozzarella and Tomato Salad


1 1/2 lbs. green beans

2 c. small fresh mozzarella balls

1 c. Grape tomatoes

1 can tuna, drained or ½ lb. small salad shrimp, steamed and peeled

2 T. extra virgin olive oil

2 T. fresh basil leaves, sliced

Salt and pepper to taste


Steam green beans until tender. Remove from heat and plunge into an ice water bath to stop cooking and retain bright green color. Cut into 2 inch lengths. Combine in a large bowl with mozzarella, tomatoes, and chunks of tuna or steamed shrimp. Add basil and dress with extra virgin olive oil. Chill until ready to serve.