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Salad Nicoise

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Ingredients
  French beans 100 Gram
  Cos lettuce 1 Large
  Tomatoes 4 Medium
  Onions 50 Gram
  Tuna in brine 200 Gram, tin
  Fresh eggs 4 Large
  Black olives 20 Medium, pitted
  Sea salt/Pepper 2 Tablespoon (use as per taste)
  Vinaigrette dressing 2 Tablespoon
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon, chopped
Directions

MAKING
Preparing the eggs:
1. Hard boil the eggs, shell and cut into quarters lengthways.
2. Place in a dish cover and store in the fridge until required.

Preparing the beans:
3. Top and tail the beans and blanch, refresh and dry them.
4. Place in a dish, cover and store in the fridge until required.

Preparing the tomatoes:
5. Blanch, refresh, skin the tomatoes and cut each tomato into 8 wedges.
6. Place in a dish, cover and store in a fridge until required.

Preparing the tuna:
7. Open the tinned tuna and drain well.
8. Gently break the tuna into chunks, place in a dish, cover and store in a fridge until required.

Preparing the lettuce, onion and parsley:
9. Wash and dry the lettuce well and using your fingers, tear the leaves into bite-size pieces.
10. Peel and finely dice the onion and chop the parsley for garnish.

FINALIZING
11. When ready to serve, place the lettuce into a large clean bowl and add enough dressing to coat the lettuce leaves.
12. Add all the other ingredients except the tuna and with clean hands, gently mix the salad together adding any seasoning to your personal taste.

SERVING
13. Divide the salad nicoise between your bowls and arrange the tuna chunks neatly on top.
14. Drizzle over any remaining dressing and garnish the salad nicoise with a little chopped parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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