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French Salad Nicoise

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  Medium head boston lettuce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Potatoes 4 , boiled or steamed
  Vinaigrette 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Whole string beans 1⁄2 Pound, cooked and drained
  Mock tuna salad 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Tomatoes 2 Small, cut into wedges
  Mozzarella cheese slice 10 (2 X 1 X 1/2-Inch)
  Pitted black olives 10
  Red bell pepper slice 10 , cut top to bottom (1/2 Inch Wide)

Wash and drain lettuce. Place in a plastic bag and refrigerate to crisp.
Peel cooked potatoes and slice to 3/8-inch thickness. Place in a wide bowl. Pour about 1/3 of the Vinaigrette dressing over potatoes. Toss gently to coat. Cover and set aside.
Place cooked string beans in a small bowl and pour 1/3 of the Vinaigrette over them. Toss to coat. Let string beans and potatoes marinate for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
To arrange salad, place lettuce leaves over the surface of a 14-inch platter or pizza pan. Mound Mock Tuna Salad in the center. Remove potato slices from dressing and lay slices flat around the outside of platter to form a rim. Arrange string beans, tomatoes, cheese, olives and red bell pepper slices around Mock Tuna Salad in an attractive design.
Serve with remaining Vinaigrette dressing.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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French Salad Nicoise Recipe