Sunday, November 23, 2008

Salad Nicoise

A simple salad was a nice light weekday meal.

1/2 pound new potatoes, quartered
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup pitted nicoise olives
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
1 (6 ounce) can tuna
1/3 pound fresh green beans - rinsed, trimmed and blanched
1/2 pound mixed salad greens
1 cup lemon vinaigrette
3 hard-cooked eggs, quartered
3 roma (plum) tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon capers
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes, and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, parsley, olives, onion, tuna and green beans. Refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.
  3. In large bowl, toss greens with vinaigrette and top with chilled potato mixture. Garnish with eggs, tomatoes, capers and anchovies.
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
freshly cracked black pepper
3/4 teaspoon fresh thyme leave

Gently stir the first five ingredients together, do not emulsify. Just before serving, add the fresh Thyme leaves.

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