Vegan Nicoise Salad
1 head Butter, Bibb or Green leaf lettuce (cleaned and chopped into bite size pieces)
1/4 cup Nicoise, Greek or Black olives (pitted and sliced)
1/2 cup Green Beans (cooked, cooled and cut into 1" pieces)
12 Cherry tomatoes (Sliced in half)
6 Red bliss or fingerling potatoes (steamed or boiled whole until tender, cooled and cut in half or quarters)
1/2 cup chickpeas (drained)
6 oz Tuna of the Tree
3 teaspoons chopped onion
5 tablespoons mayonaisse (We use Hellman's vegan)
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon garlic (minced)
1 teaspoon mayonaisse (vegan recommended)
pinch salt and black pepper
Mix Tuna of the Tree with mayonaisse and chopped onion in a separate bowl.
Mix vinegar, mustard, mayo, S&P and slowly whisk in olive oil for dressing.
Toss lettuce with dressing and place in center of plate.
Place all other ingredients around or on top of the lettuce.
Yields 4 salads