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Jamie Oliver Reinvents A Classic French Salad

Bring a taste of France to your dinner table with Jamie Oliver’s Tuna Nicoise Salad!

Is it just us, or do you always wish you could be vacationing in France and enjoying some of the best food in the world? While visiting France would be the trip of a lifetime, chef Jamie Oliver has found a way to bring a taste of France to our dinner tables now with his reinvented Tuna Nicoise Salad! From the tuna that melts in your mouth to the tangy feta cheese sprinkled on top, this Jamie Oliver recipe has our mouths watering! 

The classic Tuna Nicoise Salad comes from Nice, which is a gorgeous city in France located along the French Riviera. In fact, the word “Nicoise” translates to mean “of Nice.” The salad was originally created to be an hors d'oeuvre, but today is more likely to be served as a French entrée.  Generally, the salad is made from a tasty mixture of green beans, fresh croutons, basil, olives, hard-boiled eggs, and tomatoes, all covered in a delicious dressing. It is always made with tuna or anchovies, but not both. (Jamie Oliver opts to use fresh tuna.) And on this episode of “Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals,” Jamie Oliver has found a new way to make the flavors of France come alive! 

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Jamie Oliver’s reinvented Tuna Nicoise Salad is the perfect dish for Spring and Summer! The salad is light and nutritious, and packed with healthy vegetables! And despite being made with tuna as a main ingredient, it doesn’t taste fishy at all! If you alter the original dressing recipe as Jamie does in the above clip, you’ll be able to take your version of the famous Tuna Nicoise to the next level, too! Make sure to add Jamie Oliver’s quick and easy recipe to your repertoire for the next time you want to whip up a nutritious, home-cooked meal for your family! 

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