So, here’s what’s going on with me: I am way behind on my work.

Why am I so far behind on work, you ask? I am placing the blame squarely on last week’s awesome Moskowitz Family Chrismukkah Celebration. My family forced me to eat and drink way too much, give and receive some really wonderful gifts, and play one particularly raucous drinking game, and I just couldn’t get to my work.

So, with virtually no spare time, and approximately zero capacity (or willingness) to eat another crumb of carb-y, sugar-laden holiday food, I give you a salad that is quick to make, very satisfying and will hopefully give you a jump on your New Year’s resolution to eat better. Enjoy!

Serves 2-4


4 eggs

1/4 lb green beans, halved, ends trimmed

2 5-oz cans of tuna packed in olive oil

2 handfuls of cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

1/2 cup chopped black olives (nicoise or Kalamata work well)

1/4 medium red onion, very thinly sliced

juice of 1/2 lemon

extra virgin olive oil

salt and freshly ground black pepper

Salade Nicoise-ish


Hard-boil the eggs (or soft-boil them if you prefer).

While the eggs boil, bring 1 cup of water to a gentle boil in a frying pan (with a fitted lid) over high heat. Lower the heat to medium, add the green beans and cover.

Cook the green beans for 2 to 3 minutes, until they are tender.

Drain and run under cool running water.

Once the eggs are cooked, drain the pot and hold the eggs in their pot under cold running water. Peel and rinse them and then slice the eggs in half, lengthwise.

To assemble the salad, arrange the eggs, green beans, tuna, tomatoes, olives and onion as pictured on two large plates (or one large platter).

Alternately, toss it all together in a salad bowl. Just before serving, drizzle the salad with the lemon juice, drizzle liberally with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

BrokeAss Gourmet caters to folks who want to live the high life on the cheap, with delicious recipes that are always under $20. Gabi Moskowitz is the blog’s editor in chief and author of The BrokeAss Gourmet Cookbook and Pizza Dough: 100 Delicious Unexpected Recipes.

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