Salade Niçoise

Salade Niçoise

By
From
The Margaret Fulton Cookbook
Serves
4
Photographer
Geoff Lung

A salad like this makes a fabulous meal on its own, either for an evening meal or a weekend lunch. Salade Niçoise is a rustic country salad and, like all good salads, is made with ingredients on hand and in season. For this version, use a good quality canned tuna in olive oil.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
500g new potatoes, scrubbed
2 eggs, at room temperature
250g green beans, tailed
2 x 210 g cans tuna in oil
3 tomatoes
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup black olives

Dressing:

Quantity Ingredient
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped herbs (parsley, chives, and oregano)

Method

  1. Put the potatoes in a saucepan and cover with boiling water. Add a little salt and bring to the boil. Cook uncovered, until the potatoes are tender, drain.
  2. Lower the eggs carefully into warm water and bring the water slowly to the boil, stirring all the time so as to centre the yolks. Once the water is simmering, allow to cook for 10 minutes. Drain, lightly crack the shells, and leave to cool completely in cold water. Drop the prepared beans into a little boiling, salted water, and cook until crisp-tender. Drain immediately and refresh in iced water. Drain again.
  3. Drain the tuna and flake into large chunks. Slice the tomatoes and arrange on serving plates with the sliced onion. Slice the potatoes thickly and place on top. Arrange the beans, olives and shelled eggs, which have been quartered, on top and around, and then top with the chunks of tuna. Drizzle the dressing over the salad.
  4. Dressing: Mix together the vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Beat in the olive oil slowly, to ensure dressing remains thick and amalgamated. Beat again before using, adding herbs at the end.
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