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Saturday, July 03, 2010

Tuna Nicoise served in an Heirloom Tomato

Low-Cal But Still Lovely
I love Salad Nicoise, so when I saw a photo of this in one of Martha Stewart’s old cookbooks (which I bought at the KSFR book sale last week) I thought this could work as a Weight Watchers meal.

Here is the idea: Buy a good quality beefsteak or heirloom tomato, maybe at the farmer’s market and carefully hollow out the inside buy using a small paring knife and cutting a circle about 1/4 inch from the outside edge and with a spoon carefully go around and remove the pulp. Save it to make a fresh diced tomato salsa later.

Ingredients for filling
3 boiled fingerling potatoes
5 Nicoise olives
2 ounces blanched green beans
1 hard boiled egg
2 tablespoons diced red onion
1 teaspoon capers
3 ounces tuna packed in water

Procedure
Cut up everything quite small and toss it with a little salt and pepper, a drizzle of olive oil, and lemon juice then stuff it into the tomato. Serve on a bed of mixed greens. Can you say elegant?