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Salad supper

It's still a bit cooler than normal here, but I think summer is on its way. Tonight we had an easy supper salad that we both enjoy – Salade Niçoise. I have actually eaten this in France, but all of the ingredients are readily available here. In fact, you probably have most all of them in your kitchen. Here's how you make it:

Salade Niçoise

red skin potatoes (about 1 per person, depending on size of potatoes)
about 1/2 cup green beans per person (can used canned, frozen, or fresh)
1 hard cooked egg per person
1/2 can tuna per person (more if your cats demand a share)
about 1/2 of a nice ripe tomato per person or a handful of cherry tomatoes
Black olives
Italian salad dressing
parsley for garnish

Boil the potatoes until tender. Let them cool a bit and then slice them about 1/3" thick. Cook the green beans if using fresh or frozen. Cool slightly with cold water. Combine the potato slices and green beans in a bowl and drizzle with the salad dressing. Portion onto a serving plate. Top each serving with some of the tomato slices, a few olives, an egg cut into quarters, and then the tuna. Garnish with parsley if desired. Serve with crackers or the bread of your choice.

picture of Saladenicoise

This is especially nice with fresh green beans and a nice juicy tomato from the garden!


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1 Comment on “Salad supper”

  1. #1 Rhonda
    on May 22nd, 2009 at 10:47 am

    This salad looks yummy. We had tuna salad last night for supper–with re-baked potatoes and fordhook lima beans. MMMmmmm. But maybe next week we’ll try your version of tuna! 🙂

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