Monday, March 9, 2015

My Take on the Nicoise Salad

This is one of the prettiest salads I ever made.  It looks and tastes fresh, and is a definite crowd pleaser.

This salad has a lot of preparing so bear with it.  However, the end results are so pretty.

Here's what you need:
2 eggs, hardboiled (here's a tip on how to achieve the perfect hardboiled egg)
7 baby potatoes, boiled (here's a tip on how to immaculately boil potatoes)
1 cup green beans, blanched (here's a tip on blanching)
1/4 cup chopped green olives
1 cup baby tomatoes, cut in half
half a bunch of parsley, roughly chopped
1 can tuna (in brine)
2 cucumbers, insides removed and thinly slices
1 packet mixed greens

The assembly is as easy as the below:

The dressing is so refreshingly delicious.  You'll need the following:
2 shallots (3 if you want it chunkier)
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup lemon juice
2/3 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Put all ingredients in a hand-held blender and blend until emulsified.

Drizzle all over and enjoy!

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