Tuna Niçoise Salad
This classic salad is the perfect Summer Slimming Dish. Light and healthy but super tasty; so simple and easy to whip-up it’s the perfect meal if you’re short on time.
½ can of tuna or 3oz grilled tuna steak
1 egg, boiled, peeled and halved or quartered
2 handfuls of chopped romaine or Boston lettuce
2oz of green beans, stem ends trimmed and each bean cut in half
4 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 tbsp. red onion, sliced
4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Juice from 1 lemon
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. dried basil
½ tsp. dried oregano
Season w/ salt and ground pepper
Blanch the green beans in a pot of boiling water for 2-3 minutes, then drain and run under cold water. Drain and transfer to a alrge bowl with lettuce, cherry tomatoes and red onion.
Break the tuna into bite-sized pieces and add to the salad ingredients along with boiled egg halves.
Whisk all the dressing ingredients together and season well. Pour 1/4 of the dressing over the salad and store remaining dressing in the fridge. Gently toss the salad. Cover and chill in the fridge until ready to eat.
Serves 1 (dressing makes 4 servings)