A bold, layered salad that showcases sardines and asparagus, this beautiful dish adds variety to your weekday dining. If you prefer tuna to sardines or have fish from the night before, go ahead and use that instead.
extra-virgin olive oil
freshly ground pepper
asparagus, tough ends trimmed
large hard-boiled eggs, (see Tip)
mixed salad greens, (about 5 cups)
Whisk vinegar, oil, mustard, tarragon
, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Add garlic and set aside.
Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a medium skillet. Add asparagus, stirring to submerge if necessary, and cook until bright green and crisp-tender
, about 3 minutes. Drain and place under cold running water until cooled.
Peel and slice eggs. Divide salad greens
between 2 plates and top with the eggs, asparagus, tomatoes, sardines and olives (if using). Remove the garlic from the dressing, stir to combine and drizzle over the salads.
Tip: To hard-boil eggs: Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan
; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour out hot water and run a constant stream of cold water over the eggs until completely cooled.
MAKE AHEAD TIP: Hard-boil the eggs
and refrigerate for up to 4 days.
Calories 360, Total Fat 26 g, Saturated Fat 4 g, Monounsaturated Fat 15 g, Cholesterol 287 mg, Sodium 485 mg, Carbohydrate 9 g, Fiber 4 g, Protein 23 g, Potassium 846 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin A 70%, Vitamin C 45%, Calcium 30%, Iron 20%. Exchanges: Vegetable 2,Medium-Fat Meat 3,Fat 2.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet