By Teresa Cutter
What's great about it
This is the perfect Mediterranean salad found in my bestselling cookbook Purely Delicious. It is a rich source of omega-3, protein and antioxidants vital for optimum health and vitality. Nicoise is one of those salads that takes just ve minutes to make and is a nutritious and delicious meal for lunch or dinner.
2 ripe tomatoes, cut into bite-sized chunks
1 Lebanese cucumber, finely sliced
1 capsicum (bell pepper), finely sliced
4 olives, chopped
2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and quartered
handful parsley, chopped
1 whole baby cos (romaine) lettuce, washed and leaves torn
180 g (6 oz) tuna in olive oil, drained
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar or raw apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
60 ml cold-pressed olive oil or avocado oil
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup or raw honey
COMBINE dressing ingredients.
MIX all the salad ingredients into a bowl.
POUR over the dressing.
SERVE and enjoy.
Notes and Inspiration
Make sure to use good quality tuna in olive oil for this recipe.