Salade Niçoise comes from the town of Nice in southern France. This entree salad has the perfect combination of mildly flavored toppings that blend together to form yummy French goodness. The french certainly have a way with food.
1 head lettuce, torn
4 cups cooked brown rice, prepared as directed on label and cooled to room temperature
2 cans tuna fish, drained and flaked
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped or sliced
1 large tomato, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
½ cucumber, chopped
4 green onions, sliced
1 can whole, pitted olives, drained
Italian dressing or olive oil and vinegar
Assemble 4 plates of salad by first spreading lettuce leaves over the plates. On top each of the lettuce beds, first place 1 cup of rice, then ¼ of each of the other toppings. Sprinkle lightly with either Italian dressing or simply some olive oil and red wine vinegar. Bon Appetit!