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Classic French Salad Nicoise

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Ingredients
  Dijon vinaigrette 3 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1⁄2 Clove (2.5 gm), peeled, minced
  Eggs 2 Large
  Lemon 1⁄2
  Baby artichokes 2 , trimmed, choke removed and cut into quarters
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Teaspoon
  Baby greens 4 Cup (64 tbs) (Mixed Baby Greens)
  Small tomatoes 2 , cut into 8 wedges
  Cucumber 1⁄2 Medium, peeled, seeded and sliced
  Green onions 1 , thinly sliced
  Green pepper 1⁄2 Medium, seeded and thinly sliced
  Basil 2 Large, chopped
  Pitted nicoise olive 20
  Tuna 4 Ounce, drained (Good-Quality Tuna, Packed In Oil)
  Anchovy fillets 4
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

In a small bowl, mix together vinaigrette and garlic. Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Gently lower eggs into water and cook 11 minutes. Drain eggs and cover with cold water. When eggs are cool enough, crack and peel them. Slice eggs into quarters and set aside.
Squeeze lemon half into a bowl of cold water and place lemon in water. While eggs are cooking, trim artichokes, remove the choke (the fuzzy, silky part) and cut into quarters. Place artichokes in lemon-water bath to prevent browning. Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add oil and, when oil is hot, drain artichokes and add to skillet. Cook, stirring once in a while until artichokes begin to brown and are tender when pierced with a knife, about 5 minutes.
To assemble salad, mound lettuce in center of plates. Place tomato wedges and eggs decoratively around edge of plate. Sprinkle cucumbers, green pepper, green onion, artichoke and olives over lettuce. Top with basil, tuna and anchovy fillets. Spoon dressing over top and serve.Please see video .

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Assembled
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Healthy
Servings: 
2
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