Recipe & image supplied by the British Egg Information Service: www.eggrecipes.co.uk
An impressive salad which is healthy and tasty. Delicious as a light lunch or for a starter and perfect for packed lunches. Pack the dressing separately so it doesn't make the salad too soggy.
Follow a recipe; follow food safety & hygiene rules; tidy away; use measuring spoons and cups; use balance/digital scales; chop using bridge/claw safely; use the hob (with adult supervision); use a colander; garnish and decorate.
Knife, chopping board, weighing scales, measuring spoons, kettle, large saucepan, medium saucepan, colander, serving dish, small bowl, metal spoon.
Ingredients (serves 4):
- 450g small new potatoes, scrubbed
- 4 medium British Lion Eggs
- 150g fine green beans, trimmed
- 200g can tuna steak, drained
- 4 tomatoes, quartered
- 50g black olives
- 2 little gem lettuces, separated into leaves
- Parmesan cheese shavings
- 4 tbsp reduced fat mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 small garlic clove, crushed
- Cook the potatoes in a large saucepan of boiling water for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes add the green beans and cook for a further 5 minutes.
- In another pan add the eggs to boiling water for 7 minutes.
- When the potatoes and beans are tender, remove the pan from the heat, drain the contents under cold running water and place in a serving dish.
- Remove the eggs shells and immerse the eggs in cold water until ready to serve.
- Add tuna, tomatoes, olives and lettuce leaves to the potatoes and beans and toss gently together.
- Cut the eggs into quarters and arrange on top of the salad.
- Make the dressing: mix the mayonnaise, Parmesan and garlic with 4 tbsp cold water and drizzle over the salad. Scatter with a few Parmesan shavings and serve.
So thinking about Salad Nicoise ...
Tuna is a great source of protein, vitamin D, B vitamins and a range of minerals.
Potatoes are a nutritious and filling starchy food; low in fat and a source of vitamin C and fibre.
Vegetables are so good for us! Low in fat, sugar and calories and high in vitamins and minerals.
|-||Energy||1598kJ / 382kcal||19%|
per 420g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 380kJ / 91kcal
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