Dr. Aviv’s Acid Watcher Niçoise Salad
Yield: Serves 2
2 4 oz. tuna steaks
1 jumbo romaine heart, chopped
2 hardboiled eggs, peeled and sliced
4 1/2 oz. green beans, trimmed, blanched
and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted
5 tablespoons of carrots, shredded
1 cup of cucumber, cut into half moons
1/3 cup basil, roughly chopped
1/4 cup of parsley, chopped
2 1/2 teaspoons olive oil (1/2 teaspoon for the fish & 2 teaspoons for the salad)
1/4 teaspoon Celtic salt for the vegetables & a couple of dashes for the fish
Rub medium sauté pan with a cloth containing some olive oil and heat over a medium flame. Sprinkle both sides of each tuna steak with Celtic salt and place in the hot pan. Sear for about 1 minute on each side, keeping the center rare. Remove from the heat and slice.
Toss together the romaine, eggs, green beans, olives, carrots, cucumber, basil, parsley, teaspoon olive oil, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Top with the seared tuna and serve.
For a vegetarian option, don’t add tuna.
Credit: Recipe is from the Acid Watcher Diet as found in Dr. Jonathan E. Aviv’s health and wellness book, Killing Me Softly From Inside, which is available for purchase on Amazon.com now.