French salad

Introduction

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This french salad is a tasty way to help you get your 5 A DAY.

In France it is called a 'salade nicoise' because it comes from a part of France called Nice.

Can you find Nice on a map of France?

Ingredients

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To make enough salad for 4 people you will need:

  • 450g baby new potatoes

  • 2 eggs

  • 115g French beans

  • 6 medium-sized tomatoes

  • lettuce leaves

  • 50g black olives (without stones)

  • 400g can tuna, drained

  • 250g can anchovies (optional)

  • 400g can artichoke hearts (optional)

  • French bread (optional)

Equipment

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Ask an adult to help you find and use these kitchen tools:

  • saucepan

  • bowls

  • chopping board

  • small sharp knife

  • colander

  • can opener

  • garlic crusher

  • whisk

  • spoons

Remember to wash your hands before you begin.

1

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Wash the potatoes.

Put them in a saucepan and cover them with cold water.

Ask an adult to boil them for 15 minutes.

2

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Next, ask an adult to help you boil the eggs in a pan for 10 minutes.

3

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Now ask an adult to help you rinse the cooked potatoes and eggs in cold water to cool them down.

After you have done this leave them to one side in a bowl.

4

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Wash the French beans.

Then ask an adult to help you cut off the tops and bottoms of them.

5

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Ask an adult to boil the beans in a saucepan for 2-3 minutes.

Then drain them in a colander.

6

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Ask an adult to help you chop up the cooked French beans, the tomatoes and the artichoke hearts (if you are using them).

Dressing

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You can make a yummy salad dressing to pour over your salad.

You'll need to whisk together:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 dessertspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon French mustard
  • black pepper

7

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Wash the lettuce and shake off the water.

Put the lettuce leaves in the bottom of a large salad bowl.

8

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Add the chopped vegetables and olives to the bowl.

Take the shell off the eggs and chop them up. Add the eggs to the bowl too.

You can now pour on your salad dressing.

9

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Drain the tuna using the colander. Then use a fork to break it up a bit.

Chop the anchovies (if you are using them) and add all the fish to your salad.

10

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Make a French flag from a small piece of card. Glue or tape a cocktail stick to the back of it. Use it to decorate a chunk of French bread.

Enjoy your French salad!

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