Tuna Sandwiches, Nicoise Style
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- 2 large eggs, hard boiled, cooled and peeled and chopped
- 1⁄4 lb green beans, trimmed
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 1⁄4 cup fresh dill leaves, chopped
- 6 large lettuce leaves, chopped (I use romaine or boston)
- 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise (I like Hellmans)
- 1⁄3 cup kalamata olive, drained and pitted
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 12 ounces solid tuna in water
- kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 8 slices of good bakery bread
- .Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add the green beans. When the water comes back to a boil, take the green beans out and add to a bowl of ice water. Once they are cooled, drain them, pat dry and chop.
- Combine the mayo, olives and lemon juice in a food processor and process until just about smooth. Transfer this mixture to a bowl.
- Drain the tuna and stir it into the mayo mixture. Add the eggs, tomatoes, green beans, dill, and the salt and pepper (to taste) and mix together.
- Toast the bread slices. Divide the tuna onto 4 slices of the bread, top with lettuce and remaining bread slices.
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I absolutely loved this French inspired tuna salad. I love Nicoise salad and this was a nice variation on it with much less work. I did not add the olives to a food processor as I wanted some of the texture from chopped olives. So I mixed the mayo, lemon juice, and olives in a regular bowl and then proceeded from there. I had some nice rustic grained and seeded bread as a base for my Boston lettuce and tuna salad. I was almost tempted to cook and dice some potatoes, to mimic my favorite Niçoise salad, but I decided to stay true to the recipe. Overall, a most enjoyable bite! Made for Culinary Quest 2021.
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