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Nicoise Salad

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INGREDIENTS

  • 8 baby chat potatoes
  • 320g grean beans topped and tailed
  • 4 eggs
  • 60ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 cup kalmata olives
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • red wine vinegar
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Tuna – spoil yourself with fresh tuna steaks or use tined tuna in spring water
  • 12 baby egg tomatoes, halved

METHOD

1.Cook the potatoes in a saucepan of boiling water for 10 minutes or until just tender. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the potatoes to a chopping board. Halve. Add the beans to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes or until bright green and tender crisp. Refresh under cold running water. Drain.

2. Meanwhile, place eggs in a saucepan of cold water. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and gently boil, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 6-7 minutes. Drain and cool under cold running water. Peel and quarter.

3.Whisk together the oil, vinegar, mustard and sugar in a jug until combined. Season with pepper.

4. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add tuna and cook for 2-3 minutes each side for medium or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a plate. Set aside for 5 minutes to rest. Flake the tuna into large pieces.

5. Divide the potato, beans, egg, tuna, tomato, olives and parsley evenly among serving bowls. Drizzle over the dressing. Season with pepper to serve.

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