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Niçoise Salad

This is such a fun, easy meal that is perfect to make ahead for a busy evening. This is particularly meant for those of you who don’t fancy themselves cooks (coughEmmacough). All it really requires is a bit of boiling, and mixing up an easy dressing (or just use one that is readymade). It is great way to introduce salad to kids as it has plenty more than just leaves (which can be difficult for kids to chew).

(PS: For those of you waiting on the salmon burger recipe, I am going to try it again next week to perfect the technique! It is coming soon, I promise!)

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Niçoise Salad

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Ingredients

  • salad: 4 eggs
  • 15-20 small potatoes
  • big handful of green beans
  • two cans of tuna
  • kalamata olives
  • 2-4 tomatoes
  • bag of salad (I used baby greens)
  • capers
  • dressing: 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 apple cider vinegar
  • squeeze in 1/4 lemon (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • dash of mustard
  • from here, you can add herbs, or garlic/onion powder, or whatever else you have on hand. Just be sure to taste it often as you throw things in!

Instructions

1

salad: place eggs in a pan and cover with cool water. Slowly bring the water to a boil (over medium heat). Once the water is boiling, turn off the heat, cover the pot and let the eggs sit for 12 minutes before cooling off in cold water.

2

boil or steam the green beans

3

boil or steam the potatoes (skin on is fine)

4

prep and assemble the remaining salad ingredients

5

dressing: shake ingredients up in a lidded jar (or whisk in a bowl). Season to taste.

 

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Susanna
    July 2, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    I made this salad today, it was delicious. I didn’t have capers on hand, but added a bit of anchovy paste to the drsg. Yum! Merci!

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