Saturday, June 07, 2008

Semi-Homemade Cooking 3: Niçoise on a Roll (Nice-Style Tuna Salad Sandwich)


As part of cookbook reviews that I do, I was tapped to review a Sandra Lee cookbook. Now, I'm not normally a big Sandra Lee fan, but I did find a few recipes in the book that were tasty and fast and semi-nutritious. My favorite has to be the Niçoise on a Roll.  It's got canned tuna, nicoise olives, capers, and hard-boiled eggs, and when served ice cold on a potato roll with plenty of lettuce, tomato, and onions, it's heavenly on a hot summer afternoon.

Niçoise on a Roll (Nice-Style Tuna Salad Sandwich)

1 can (6-ounce) tuna, oil packed, drained
2 eggs, hard-boiled, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon capers
10 niçoise olives
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fines herbes
Salt and pepper
2 round potato buns
2 Bibb lettuce leaves
6 slices Roma tomato
¼ red onion, peeled and thinly sliced in rings

Combine tuna, eggs, capers, olives, mayonnaise, fines herbes, and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl.  Mix thoroughly.

Open potato buns and place one lettuce leaf on the bottom half of each bun.  Divide tuna mixture between the two sandwiches.  Top each with three tomato slices and red onion rings.

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