California Nicoise Salad

"Good version of a Nicoise Salad. Slightly modified version of a recipe found in The Los Angeles Times California Cookbook. This makes a great dinner on a hot summer night."
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  • Blend vinegar, water, salt, garlic powder, pepper, mustard and basil thoroughly.
  • Beat in the oil.
  • Line a shallow bowl or dish with the large outer leaves of lettuce.
  • Break remaining lettuce into bowl and toss with 2 tbls of the dressing.
  • Separately season beans, tomatoes and tuna with dressing and arrange ove lettuce.
  • Garnish with olives, eggs and anchovies.
  • Pour 1/2 to 3/4 dressing over all and sprinkle with the herbs.

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  1. dianegrapegrower
    Pleasant, but the dressing was a little mild for us - added more vinegar. The use of fresh herbs was really nice, but I'd expected more veggies - maybe some cucumber, and certainly avocado - since this is a California Nicoise. Thanks for sharing.


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