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Vegetable Salad with Tuna

Pairs well with 2021 Venture Buffalo


Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 1/2 hour


Vinaigrette Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. red or white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Salad Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Yukon gold or red potatoes, cut into 1/2 in. cubes (or tiny fingerlings, cut in half)
  • 3 or 4 tomatoes, cut into thin wedges (or 4 carrots, shredded or cut into thin strips)
  • 1/2 lb. green beans, ends cut off, cut in half
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, thinly sliced
  • 1 small head of bibb lettuce, romaine heart, or 5 cups mixed baby salad greens, washed and dried
  • 3 tbsp. chopped fresh herbs (e.g., parsley, basil, chives, tarragon, etc.)
  • 1 can tuna, in oil or water, or 1/2 lb. fresh tuna, seared on both sides

  1. Make the vinaigrette ahead by whisking together the lemon juice, vinegar, garlic Dijon mustard, and salt and pepper in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in the olive oil to blend. Set aside (can make a double batch to keep on hand!)
  2. Steam the potatoes in about 1 inch of simmering water for about 15 minutes until tender. Cool slightly and transfer to a large salad bowl, then season with salt and pepper. Add the tuna and while still slightly warm, whisk in ¼ cup of dressing.
  3. Bring a pot of well-salted water to a boil and add the green beans to the water, cooking for about 4 minutes. Immediately plunge the beans into a bowl filled with ice and water to arrest cooking. Drain and dry on paper towels. Add the beans to the salad bowl with carrots, if using and ½ of the chopped herbs, tossing with another ¼ cup of dressing.
  4. Pile onto a platter or shallow, wide salad bowl, and garnish with sliced eggs and tomatoes. Sprinkle remaining herbs on top.

Note: this dish is so versatile – use whatever vegetables you prefer and/or your preferred tuna. It is packed with healthy ingredients and protein and is fabulous with the Buffalo!