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June 22, 2008

Pasta Salad Nicoise

Filed under: Dinner, Light lunch — Tags: , , , , , , , — peoplewhoeat @ 6:03 pm

This has been my favorite summer dinner since I was little.  It involves lots of chopping, but really isn’t hard other than that.

Salad:
1/2 pound seashell pasta
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1/2 pound blanched green beans
14 oz. canned tuna fish
1 cup sliced red Bell peppers
1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup scallions
1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced

It looks very pretty if you layer these in a glass bowl, and toss it at the table. 

Dressing:
1 egg
1 cup corn oil
1/4 cup wine vinegar
1/4 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp. minced parsley
2 Tbsp. fresh dill
1 tsp. dried basil
1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 oz. anchovies with oil, or a squeeze of anchovie paste

Beat the egg, than gradually add the oil before adding other ingredients.  Pour atop the salad, and toss.

Enjoy!
-Emma

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