Yummy Salad Nicoise
Lower Carb Version
Salad Nicoise is a popular French salad that consists of greens, potatoes, tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, olives, and tuna. It is usually dressed with olive oil and vinegar.
Salad Nicoise Recipe
– 3 turnips
– 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
– 1/2 tsp sea salt
– 1/2 tsp pepper
– 1/4 pound green beans
– 1 head of red leaf lettuce
– 6 radishes
– 1/2 English cucumber
1 pint of grape tomatoes
– 2 cans of albacore tuna
– 4 hard-boiled eggs
– 1/2 cup black olives
– 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1 tbsp dijon mustard
– 1 garlic clove
– 1 tsp maple syrup
– 1 tsp sea salt
– 1/4 tsp pepper
– 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the diced turnips on it.
Drizzle the olive oil, sea salt, and pepper over the turnips and toss to coat.
Roast for 25-35 minutes, or until the turnips are tender on the inside and slightly crisp on the outside.
While the turnips are roasting, set a steamer basket insert into a medium saucepan with water just below the steamer.
Bring the water to a boil and add the green beans.
Steam for 5 minutes to gently cook the green beans.
Set aside to cool.
To make the vinaigrette add all the ingredients except for the olive oil into a small bowl.
Whisk to combine, and then continue whisking while you drizzle the olive oil in a small stream with the other ingredients.
Whisk until fully combined, then store in a jar until you’re ready to use it.
To build your Niçoise salad, add the chopped lettuce into a large serving bowl along with 1/3 cup of the vinaigrette.
Toss to coat every piece of lettuce fully.
To the lettuce, add the roasted turnips, steamed green beans, sliced radishes, sliced cucumbers, halved tomatoes, tuna, quartered hard-boiled eggs, and black olives.
Drizzle another 2-3 tbsp of dressing over all the additions and toss to combine.
Add more dressing if desired. Serve, and enjoy!
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