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Salad Nicoise With Chives

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Ingredients
  Romaine lettuce/Boston lettuce 1
  Potatoes 4 , peeled
  Vinaigrette dressing 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Snipped chives To Taste
  Green beans/Fresh asparagus if available 8 Ounce
  Eggs 3
  White tuna 14 Ounce, drained
  Dill To Taste, chopped
  Ripe tomatoes 2 Large
  Basil To Taste, chopped
  Lemon slices 2
  White onion/Red onion 1 Small, cut into thin slices
  Capers 1 Tablespoon
  Anchovy fillets 12 Ounce, drained (60 Gram)
  Black olives 12 , pitted
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Take a plastic bag, layer with moistened paper towel, arrange washed lettuce leaves, seal and place in the refrigerator.
2. Add peeled potatoes to boiling water along with a fresh mint sprig and cook. Allow to cool slightly and cut into ΒΌ thick round slices. Add a little vinaigrette dressing to sliced potatoes and toss for even coating. Sprinkle snipped chives and allow to refrigerate till required.
3. Add green beans to boiling water and cook till they turn crispy tender. Immerse in cold water, drain the beans and pat to dry well. Add a little vinaigrette and toss well. Allow to refrigerate.
4. Add eggs to simmering water and hard boil them. Place under cold water and dry them. Refrigerate till used,

MAKING
5. Before serving, make coarse chunks of the tuna and top with chopped fresh dill.
6. Quarter the tomatoes, sprinkle a little vinaigrette and chopped fresh basil. Take the eggs out, quarter them and keep aside.
7. Take a large oval serving platter, cover the bottom with lettuce leaves, Arrange lemon slices on the center, topped with tuna chunks. Place green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, sliced eggs, onions and pepper as rows on the top of rest of the lettuce.

SERVING
8. Use anchovy crisscrosses, caper and black olives, allow more vinaigrette to drizzle on the top and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Chilling
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Meat
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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