Sort of Salad Nicoise

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
40 min

Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • 4 anchovy filets
  • Minced fresh garlic
  • Grated lemon zest and lemon juice to taste
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 cups mixed greens, washed
  • 2 cans (about 6 ounces) imported tuna fish in olive oil from France or Italy ok, drained and flaked
  • 4 small new red potatoes, cut, lengthwise into quarters skin left on, parboiled until just cooked through
  • 2 ripe plum tomatoes, cut into quarters, lengthwise
  • 1 cup "haricots verts", parboiled until crisp tender
  • 1/3 cup Kalamata olives, measured, then pitted and cut into slivers
  • 1 teaspoon "salted" capers, rinsed
Directions
  • In a food processor combine the mayonnaise, about a teaspoonful of Dijon mustard or to taste, anchovies and a small clove minced garlic. Season to taste with lemon juice and grated lemon rind. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • Arrange greens on 2 individual dinner plates. On each plate: arrange a sprinkle of tuna in the center of the plate and drizzle mayonnaise over tuna and greens.

  • Surround tuna fish, in spoke like fashion, with potatoes, tomatoes and haricots verts. Sprinkle black olives and capers on top for garnish.


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