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Grilled Tuna Salad Nicoise

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CALABASH COVE Grilled Tuna Salad “Niçoise”

 Ingredients  For 4 persons

For dressing

1/4 cup-wine vinegar

2 1/2 tablespoons minced onions

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 large garlic clove, minced and mashed to a paste with 1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme

1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil

For salad

3/4 lb green beans (preferably haricots verts), trimmed

1 1/2 lb potatoes

1 1/2 lb tuna steaks

1 pt cherry or grape tomatoes

2/3 cup Niçoise or other small brine-cured black olives

4 hard-boiled large eggs, quartered

3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley and/or basil

1lbs Organic lettuce