Tuna Nicoise Salad Tuscany Style

When in the South of France a couple of years ago, we ate this salad often. It really is delicious and certainly healthy.  This will serve 6 people.


  • 1  1/2 lbs. new potatoes, quartered
  • 1 lb. asparagus OR fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 cup creamy Caesar dressing, divided
  • 1 tbsp. fresh Thyme, chopped
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest (freshly grated)
  • 12 oz. cooked tuna
  • 8 cups baby spring mix lettuce
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 1 jar (12 oz.) of marinated artichoke quarters, drained
  • 1/2 cup pitted black olives
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • pinch of a T scan seasoning blend
  • 6 hard boiled eggs, quartered

In a pot of water over high heat, boil the potatoes until fork tender (10 minutes). Add the asparagus or beans during the last 2 minutes. Drain, rinse under cold water until cool.

In a large bowl, combine the dressing, thyme and zest and set aside. Line a platter with the lettuce. In another bowl, toss together the tuna, the remaining 6 ingredients and the potato mixture; add 1/4 cup of dressing and arrange all this over the lettuce. Top with the eggs, and serve with the remaining dressing on the side.



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