Nouveau Nicoise

Nouveau Nicoise

Do you want a one pot meal, that doesn’t look or taste like a traditional one pot meal? Then this salad is for you! It is absolutely brilliant, the way everything cooks in one pot, and then comes together so perfectly in this healthy main dish salad!

This recipe actually comes from The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook: 150 Delicious Recipes for Simple, Everyday Suppers in 45 Minutes or Less, my current favorite cookbook. You also find the recipe here, and I’ve included it below.

Nouveau Nicoise
4 servings

8 cups water
8 ounces green beans, trimmed and halved
8 small red potatoes
2 eggs
1/4 cup minced shallots
1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
6 cups mixed salad greens
2 6-ounce cans chunk light tuna, drained
12 Nicoise or Kalamata olives

1. Bring water to a boil in a 3- to 4-quart saucepan. Add green beans and cook until just tender and bright green, 1 to 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beans to a colander, rinse under cold water and set aside in a large bowl. Carefully place potatoes and eggs into the boiling water. Cook the eggs until hard, 12 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the eggs to the colander, rinse under cold water until cool and set aside. Continue cooking the potatoes until fork-tender, 3 minutes more. Drain the potatoes; rinse under cold water until cool enough to handle.

2. Meanwhile, combine shallots, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in oil.

3. Cut the potatoes into quarters or eighths, depending on their size. Add to the bowl with the beans. Add greens, tuna and the dressing. Toss well. Peel the eggs and cut into wedges. Divide the salad among 4 plates. Top with egg wedges and olives. Serve immediately.

Nouveau Nicoise

This is so good, and so easy. We had leftovers for the lunch the next day and it was just as good. I highly recommend this cookbook to anyone wanting to cook healthy, but with not a lot of time to do it in. I’ve made 3 recipes from it this week, all of them wonderful!

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