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Albacore Tuna Nicoise Recipe

Take a traditional Nicoise salad, and add omega 3-rich albacore tuna and a fresh tarragon vinaigrette for a variation on this classic salad meal.

Serves:
4

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag Fresh Express Sweet & Crunchy Salad Mix
  • 1 pound small red potatoes, cut in half
  • 2 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt
  • Ground pepper
  • 1 cup green beans, cut in half
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 2 cans Albacore tuna packed in olive oil, drained
  • 1/4 cup nicoise olives
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, cut in half
  • 8 fresh basil leaves (optional garnish)

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, toss potatoes with oil, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat.
  • Place potatoes on baking sheet and roast in oven for 15 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and green beans to potatoes, and continue baking until potatoes are fork tender and tomatoes are lightly blistered and soft, about 10 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, toss Fresh Express Sweet & Crunchy Greens with two tablespoons vinaigrette.
  • Divide salad between four plates.
  • Arrange roasted vegetables, tuna, olives and eggs on the salad.
  • Add basil leaves for garnish if desired.
  • Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette and serve.

Dressing Ingredients:

  • Finely grated zest of 2 lemons
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 Tablespoon champagne vinegar (or substitute white wine vinegar)
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • Coarse salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped

Dressing Instructions:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together lemon zest, juice, vinegar and mustard.
  • Add oil.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Just before serving, stir in tarragon leaves.
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