Tuna Salad Niçoise

Tuna Salad Niçoise

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Serves 4
Niçoise salad is a classic French dish. Here, we use tuna instead of the traditional anchovies for a more accessible taste. Serve on its own for an excellent main-dish salad.
Ingredients: 
  • 1 pound small red potatoes
  • 3/4 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 2 (6-ounce) cans tuna packed in water, drained
  • 1 cup prepared balsamic vinaigrette, divided
  • 1 cup pitted Kalamata or Niçoise olives
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 teaspoons capers, drained
  • 1 (5-ounce) package mixed baby greens
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped (optional)
Method: 
Place potatoes in a medium pot with enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil then turn down heat and simmer until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain potatoes and cool slightly, then cut in half.

Cook green beans in boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes, then rinse under cold running water.

Put tuna, 1/2 cup of the vinaigrette, olives, tomatoes and capers into a large bowl and toss gently. Place a generous handful of greens on each of 4 plates, then arrange potatoes, eggs and green beans on plates. Top with the dressed tuna mixture, then drizzle with remaining 1/2 cup vinaigrette. Garnish with parsley and serve.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 550 calories (240 from fat), 27g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 230mg cholesterol, 1210mg sodium, 42g carbohydrates, (10 g dietary fiber, 7g sugar), 37g protein.
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