Tuna Salad Niçoise with Avocado Recipe

Tuna Salad Niçoise with Avocado Recipes

Ingredients :

1 medium bunch of arugula

1 small head of radicchio

2 medium heads of Belgian endive

1 pound cooked tuna

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp white pepper

1 medium avocado

1 cup diced cooked red potatoes, with skins on

1/4 cup capers

1/4 cup sliced black olives

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp cracked black peppercorns

several whole black olives for garnish

Method :

Wash greens well. Pat dry. Tear arugula and radicchio into bite sized pieces, and slice endive 1/4" thick. Toss together, and arrange on serving platter. Crumble tuna into medium mixing bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Slice avocado in half and remove seed. Peel and cut into 1/2" cubes. Combine potatoes, capers, and olives. In a small mixing bowl, combine wine vinegar and olive oil. Blend well. Stir into potato mixture. On platter covered with greens, arrange tuna, potato mixture, and avocado chunks. Garnish with cracked black peppercorns and whole olives, and chill well before serving.

Try this nouvelle take on the traditional French salad. Made with avocado and lots of tangy bitter greens, it's a fast and healthy lunchtime meal in itself, served with fresh, whole grain bread.

Serves 4 - 6

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