Updated: Jul 24, 2020
Here's another summery easy salad/main dish. It reminds me of my childhood Summer time. I used to love it and still do....
Preparation time: 20/30 minutes
Rice (can use Uncle Ben' or rice for salads) 80 gr per person
3/4 medium fresh ripe red tomatoes
one tin of tuna in olive oil
2 boiled eggs (cut into slices and then pieces)
Cooked ham (2/3 thick slices)
Gruyere cheese (1 big piece cut into small cubes) - mature Cheddar cheese is an alternative
Black olives and capers
Seasoning: mixed fresh herbs, salt, pepper, olive oil, mayonnaise and mustard.
Boil the rice in salted water; in the meantime, in a bowl wash and cut the tomatoes into small pieces, season with salt and olive oil and let it rest for a little while until the tomatoes have released some juice.
Take a large serving bowl, put the rice in it and add all the other ingredients: drained and flake the tuna, add the eggs, the ham and the cheese both cut it into small cubes, olives and capers. Add any herbs of your choice ( I use basil, parsley, chive, origano, thyme) all finely chopped.
Now stir in the tomatoes.
In a small bowl prepare the seasoning and mix salt, pepper olive oil 3/4 tbsp of mayonnaise and 1 tsp of mustard.
Stir until you get a soft mixture to pour on the salad; stir again with a wooden spoon.
Put the salad in the fridge and take out a little bit before you want to eat it, stir it again and add some more olive oil if it seems a bit dry.
- Once the rice is cooked drain it, wash it under cold water, add some olive oil so it doesn't stick.
- I use a mild mustard but it really depends on your own taste; you may prefer a more pungent one.
- Prepare in advance and take out of the fridge about 20 minutes before so it is just slightly cold.