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Tasty Salad Nicoise

Posted on 5 October, 2011 at 7:15 Comments comments (22)
Another one of my favourites I thought I ought to share:

Salade Nicoise - serves 1

50g new potatoes
50g green beans, trimmed
100g fresh tuna, grilled or canned tuna
5 large cos lettuce leaves
3 plum tomatoes
1 tbsp capers
4 anchovy fillets, drained
6 black olives
1/2 small red onion chopped
5 basil leaves, torn into strips

Dressing:
2tbsp olive oil
2tsp balsamic vinegar

Steam or boil potatoes and beans until tender.
Arrange lettuce on place
Whisk together dressing ingredients
Slice tomatoes and put in bowl.  Chop capers and anchovies and add to bowl
Halve potatoes, add to bowl along with beans, onion and basil
Sprinkle dressing over ingredients and toss to coat evenly.  Allow salad to stand for a few minutes so the flavours infuse
Spoon over lettuce and season to taste
Break the runa into walnut sized chunks and scatter over the top.

Yummy!

Green Vegetable, Cannellini Bean and Herb Salad

Posted on 12 September, 2011 at 13:58 Comments comments (22)
Found this really yummy salad I thought I ought to share. Low fat and filling. It makes a great lunchtime snack or is great with some grilled chicken or fish

Green Vegetable, Cannellini Bean and Herb Salad (serves 1)

50g green beans, trimmed
50g peas
75g broccoli, cut into florets
75g courgette, sliced
50g tinned cannellini beans (drained weight)
75g herb salad leaves
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Dressing:
1tsp white wine vinegar
2tbsp olive oil
1tsp runny honey
2tsp finely chopped fresh basil
1/2 tsp wholegrain mustard

1) Boil or steam the vegetables until tender, about ten minutes. Drain and set to one side.
2) To make the dressing, place all the ingredients in a cup or bowl and whisk together until blended.
3) Mix the vegetables and cannellini beanss together in a bowl.  Drizzle over the dressing, then toss until all the ingredients are evenly coated.
4) Arrange the salad leaves on a plaate, pile over the vegetables, season to taste and serve immediately.

Enjoy!