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Pasta Nicoise Salad

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Ingredients
  Farfalle 8 Ounce (225 Gram)
  French beans 6 Ounce, topped and tailed (175 Gram)
  Tuna steaks 12 Ounce (350 Gram)
  Baby plum tomatoes 4 Ounce, halved (115 Gram)
  Anchovy fillets 8 , drained
  Capers 2 Tablespoon, drained (In Brine)
  Pitted black olives 1 Ounce, drained (25 Gram)
  Basil leaves 1 (For Garnish)
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon rind 1⁄2 Teaspoon, grated
  Lemon rind 1⁄2 Teaspoon, finely grated
  Basil leaves 1 Tablespoon, shredded
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the grill to medium.

MAKING
2) Boil the pasta as per the package instuctions. Drain well and keep warm.
3) In a pan, boil the lightly salted water and cook the French beans for 5-6 minutes until just cooked. Drain well, mix into the pasta and keep warm.
4) Rinse and dry the tuna steaks on the kitchen paper. Season evenly with the black pepper.
5) Place the tuna steaks under the grill and cook for 4—5 minutes on each side until thoroughly cooked.
6) Drain and flake the tuna into bite-sized pieces. Then toss into the pasta alongwith the tomatoes, anchovies, capers and olives. Keep warm.
7) In a small bowl, combine all the dressing ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste. Turn the dressing over the pasta mixture and mix gently.

SERVING
8) Spoon into warm serving bowls, garnish with the fresh basil leaves and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Stir Fried
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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