Nicoise Salad With Grilled Tuna
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- Ready In:
- 8 -10 ounces tuna
- olive oil
- lemon juice, and
- 4 cups lettuce, your choice
- 4 green onions, chopped
- 8 ounces small red potatoes, quartered
- 4 ounces green beans, cut in 2 lengths
- 2 hardboiled egg, sliced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1⁄4 cup olive, halved or left whole (optional)
- 1⁄3 - 1⁄2 cup olive oil
- 1⁄4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped herbs, your choice. Parsley and chives are good
- 1⁄2 tablespoon seasoning salt
- 1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons water
- Brush tuna with lemon, olive oil, and pepper. Grill to desired degree of doneness. Set aside.
- Thoroughly combine dressing ingredients. Set aside. (We usually have a little dressing leftover).
- Heat water to boiling. Cook potatoes until tender, cool in iced water until room temperature. Remove, and pat dry. Cook green beans until crisp-tender, cool in iced water. Remove and pat dry.
- Toss salad greens and onion together. Drizzle with dressing, toss, and divide between two plates. Divide tuna between plates, and center on lettuce.
- Toss potatoes with 1-1/2 T. dressing, divide between the plates. Toss green beans with 1/2 T. dressing, and divide between the plates. Divide remaining vegetables and eggs between the plates, arranging attractively. Drizzle with dressing and serve.
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Loved it! I left out the potatoes since we're trying to eat low-carb and I used a pkg of tuna as opposed to grilling a tuna steak. I wish I could say I used produce out of my garden, but alas, it is too early in the season here in Iowa for that. I prepared double amounts so that I can have another salad for lunch tomorrow. I thought the dressing was very flavorful and didn't overpower any of the other ingredients. Thanks for a great summer recipe!
I am sure this will be wonderful and easy... I put it in 3 of my cookbooks (including my Julia Child cookbook). I, too, have a Salad Nicoise recipe, Recipe #182496, but it takes a bit of time. I especially like your addition of the Avocado. I will write more after I try it... thank you for sharing this.