Tuna: Salade Nicoise (Sandwiches)

posted by louisa 05-07-101 9:38 PM

Salade Nicoise (Sandwiches)

1-lb French green beans, steamed tender crisp
4 red new potatoes, boiled tender, sliced
2-tbs red wine vinegar
1-tsp Dijon mustard
sea or kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
8-tbs olive oil
4-cups romaine lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
four hard boiled eggs, quartered lengthwise
one small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
one tomato, thinly sliced
4 radishes, thinly sliced
16 Niçoise olives
2-tbs capers
eight anchovies
1 (6-oz.) can oil-packed tuna

Combine vinegar and mustard in small bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well. Stirring constantly, pour in oil in steady stream. Dress potatoes with about tablespoon of dressing.

Place lettuce in large salad bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add enough dressing to lightly coat lettuce (all but about 2 tablespoons). Toss well.

Arrange green beans, onions, tomatoes, radishes, eggs, olives, capers, tuna, and anchovies over the lettuce. Sprinkle with salt to taste. Drizzle with any remaining dressing. Toss gently and serve.

Sandwiches: Split 2 large or 4 demi baguettes. Fill with salad. Gently press. Set aside for about 20 minutes. Cut into 8 pieces and serve.

Serves 8.

(adapted from a recipe from Epicurious Television)

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