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Quick Nicoise Salad


Like the classic French Salad Nicoise. Cooking the potato and beans together helps build it fast.

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  • 1 pound red potatoes (about 2 large), cubed
  • 1/4 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup oil and vinegar salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 6 cups torn romaine
  • 4 hard-cooked large eggs, sliced
  • 3 pouches (2-1/2 ounces each) light tuna in water
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped


Servings 4
Cooking time 25mins
Adapted from


Step 1

1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 8-10 minutes or until tender, adding green beans during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain potatoes and beans; immediately drop into ice water. Drain and pat dry.

2. In a small bowl, combine salad dressing, lemon peel and pepper. Divide romaine among four plates; arrange potatoes, green beans, eggs, tuna and tomatoes over romaine. Serve with dressing mixture.

Makes 4 servings.


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