Tuna Nicoise Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
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Serves: 4
 
Whether you're packing lunch for work or school, this salad has it all. It's ready when you are, and the ingredients are kid friendly, familiar, and nutritious. Tuna and eggs provide protein for staying power, and with three veggies---tomatoes, green beans, and potatoes--this salad is a dietitians dream. I will say that if your kiddos don't love tomatoes, feel free to substitute with bell peppers or carrot coins. Anything goes.
Ingredients
  • 2 small red potatoes, sliced into 1-inch cubes (about 1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 5 ounces fresh spinach, chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 1 cup fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into thirds
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • Two 4-ounce cans tuna packed in olive oil, undrained (* I used two 5-ounce cans)
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon, quartered
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350º. Coat a baking sheet with the cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, add the potatoes, olive oil, and salt. Toss to evenly coat. Spread the potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet. Roast until golden brown and tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  3. While the potatoes are roasting, place the eggs in a medium pot and cover them with water. Place the pot over high heat, and bring the water to a boil. Cook the eggs for 3 minutes, then remove the pot from the heat, cover it, and let stand for 15 minutes. Drain, and run cold water over the eggs until they're completely cool, about 10 minutes. Peel, and slice into quarters lengthwise.
  4. Into each of four glass containers, place 1 cup of the spinach. Top each with ¼ cup of the potatoes, 4 egg quarters, ¼ cup each of green beans and tomatoes, and ½ can of tuna with the oil. Sprinkle each with the black pepper, and add a lemon wedge. When ready to eat, squeeze the lemon juice on the tuna. The sealed glass jars can also be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 278 Fat: 12g Saturated fat: 3g Carbohydrates: 19g Sodium: 508mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 23g
Recipe by Lizs Healthy Table at https://www.lizshealthytable.com/2018/01/24/tuna-nicoise-salad-how-to-make-perfect-hard-boiled-eggs/