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Salade Nicoise a Ma Facon

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“A traditional Salade Nicoise can not be beat for sophistication and presentation. A delicious and healthful dinner course for 4, or serves 6 as a salad course. This version has a Craze-e twist by incorporating the black olives (in tapenade form) in the vinaigrette, itself). For this recipe, please invest in 2 tins of tuna packed in olive oil – the difference between that and regular tinned tuna is huge! :-)”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
4-6
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. For the vinaigrette: In a little processor, zap all the vinaigrette ingredients - except for the fresh herbs - until the vinaigrette is thick and emulsified. Stir in all the minced, fresh herbs to combine. Taste dressing - it should be salty enough due to the olives, but adjust seasoning if it isn't. Refrigerate until ready to use. Just before you dress the salad, whisk everything well.
  2. For the salad: In a large, shallow salad bowl, arrange baby lettuces, tomatoes, potatoes, haricots verts and chopped shallots in layers, sprinkling with the tiniest bit of sea salt and a little of the dressing over as you go. Next arrange chunks of tuna and egg quarters on top. Then arrange the anchovies in a criss-cross pattern and a final sprinkling of dressing.
  3. Serve the salad immediately with a warm, crusty baguette and lots of good butter to go with it. Pretend you're on a verandah overlooking the cote d'azur.

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