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Salad Niçoise Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 head Boston lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 4 medium new red potatoes, boiled
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1/2 lb. green beans, blanched
  • 1 (6 oz) can Metropolitan Market Albacore Tuna Fillet
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, halved
  • 4 anchovy fillets (optional)
  • 12 Niçoise or Greek olives, pitted
  • 6 basil leaves
  • VINAIGRETTE DRESSING:
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Metropolitan Market olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine mustard, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper in a blender or bowl with whisk.
  2. Line a large salad bowl or platter with the lettuce leaves. Cut the tomatoes and the potatoes in quarters and the cucumber and green peppers in thin slices. Arrange these and the green beans in a decorative manner on the lettuce leaves. Add the chunks of tuna over the vegetables, followed by the eggs, anchovies and olives. Place fresh basil leaves on top.
  3. Drizzle dressing over the salad.

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