What to make at the last minute for lunch or dinner?
A salad with hard-boiled eggs and tuna may be just the right recipe to prepare quickly and still satisfy hungry palates and tummies.
Even better and faster to prepare if you are lucky enough to own your own vegetable garden, by the way did you know that there are several vegetable garden salads that you can grow even in pots on your balcony or terrace?
The salad I show you I generally like to prepare with lettuce or romaine lettuce, but you can employ any other salad vegetable, for example, lollo lettuce, iceberg but also arugula (which I often combine with lettuce).
I basically dress the salad only with hard-boiled eggs and tuna, but you can indulge by enriching it with anchovy fillets and cherry tomatoes.
- 1 head of lettuce or other type of salad
- 2 cans of tuna in extra virgin olive oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon desalted capers
- A handful of pitted green olives
- Extra-virgin olive oil to taste
- Fresh chili pepper to taste (optional)
- Salt to taste
Clean and wash the head of lettuce thoroughly, removing wilted or dark leaves; this operation should be done only when preparing the dish; remember that washed lettuce does not keep well in the refrigerator.
While boiling the eggs in water, find out how long a hard-boiled egg needs to cook.
We can place the washed and cut leaves of our salad in a bowl of cold water in which we will have placed a couple of teaspoons of baking soda.
After fifteen minutes of soaking, we can rinse with lukewarm water.
In a fairly large bowl, arrange the previously rinsed and drained head of lettuce (to remove excess water you can employ a small hand centrifuge – strongly recommended, or gently blot the leaves using kitchen paper) and the pitted olives, then season with extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of salt and, if desired, a pinch of fresh chili pepper.
We peel the hard-boiled eggs, slice them and add them along with the drained tuna to the bowl with the salad.
Gently stir everything together and wait a few minutes for the salad to absorb the taste of all the ingredients.
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