Friday, 5 October 2012

Day 3: Potato-less Salade Nicoise

Today the sudden changes in daily London climate have started taking their toll. Leaving the house there was an expanse of the brightest blue sky as far as the horizon and beaming sunshine cooking me inside my winter coat.
Coming back home was miserable. Ballerina flats soaked through, the cold pavement turning my toes blue, the unrelenting downpour, the wind, the ashen sky... Just miserable!

A protein boost was in order to assist my immune system in fending off the inevitable winter bugs that are on their way. Eggs and fish and olives and greens. What more could you ask for?

Today's recipe – Potato-less Salade Nicoise
Serves 2

1 tin of tuna in brine, drained
1/2 tin anchovies in oil, drained
70g semi-dried black cocktail olives
2 baby gem lettuce, shredded
100g fine green beans, boiled and blanched
3 eggs, boiled
1 portion of French-ish dressing

1. Flake the tuna into a large dish and add the anchovies, pulling them roughly apart as you add them.
2. Chop the olives in half or quarters and mix through the fish.
3. Add the lettuce, green beans and dressing then mix thoroughly so all ingredients are coated with the dressing and combined. Portion into two bowls.
4. Run the boiled eggs under cold water and peel, chop into halves and divide between the portions.

Add cooked and halved new potatoes if desired, it's just a personal preference to do without.
Enjoy! And hopefully it'll us all to fend off the viruses.

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