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  • Serves: 6 Servings

Insalata Completa

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Category: Seafood

 Ingredients List

  • 2/3 c Finely chopped green bell
  • -pepper
  • 2/3 c Finely chopped red bell
  • -pepper
  • 1/2 c Finely chopped purple onion
  • 2 tb Minced fennel leaves
  • 3 1/2 tb Red wine vinegar
  • 1 tb Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 ts Sugar
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1/2 lb Fresh green beans
  • 1 1/2 c Cubed peeled baking potato,
  • -(1/2-inch) (1/2 pound)
  • 1 c Thinly sliced fennel bulb
  • 2 lg Ripe tomatoes, each cut into
  • -12 wedges
  • 6 Tuna steaks, (4-ounce) (3/4
  • -inch thick)
  • 18 Kalamata olives


Combine the first 8 ingredients in a bowl; stir well, and set aside.

Wash beans; trim ends, and remove strings. Set aside.

Arrange potato in a vegetable steamer over boiling water; cover and steam 8
minutes. Add beans to steamer; cover and steam 8 minutes.

Combine potato, beans, fennel, and tomato wedges in a large bowl. Add 1 cup
bell pepper mixture; stir well.

Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add tuna;
cook 4 minutes on each side or until medium-rare. Yield: 6 servings.

Per serving: 347 Calories; 12g Fat (32% calories from fat); 42g Protein;
17g Carbohydrate; 65mg Cholesterol; 286mg Sodium

NOTES : This salad combines the signature flavors of the Mediterranean
tomatoes, olives, and fresh fennel. It's a favorite in trattorias on the
Italian Riviera. To serve, arrange 1-1/3 cups potato mixture, 1 tuna steak,
2 tablespoons bell pepper mixture, and 3 olives on each of 6 plates.

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