Composed Summer Salad

July 10, 2013
4 Ratings
  • Serves 4
What You'll Need
  • 10 ounces green beans, trimmed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon capers, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons walnut or olive oil
  • 1 bunch arugula, washed and stems trimmed
  • 1 medium, ripe avocado
  • 2 (5-ounce) cans tuna in olive oil
  1. Fill a medium saucepan to a depth of 2 inches to a boil over high heat. Arrange green beans in a steamer basket and set the basket in the saucepan. Cover and steam the beans until tender, about 8 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together parsley, capers, lemon juice and oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Arrange arugula, avocado, tuna and beans on serving plates; spoon dressing over top.

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Before her diagnosis, Caroline wrote a book on cakes called Cake Magic!. She started developing a birthday cake using her gluten-free mix found in that book. Check out other recipes she’s developing for her new life—and the stories behind them—on her blog, The Wright Recipes. Her next book, Soup Club, is a collection of recipes she made for her underground soup club of vegan and grain-free soups she delivers every week to friends throughout Seattle's rainy winter.

1 Review

sabrina B. September 11, 2013
I followed this recipe exactly. It was so flavorful and satisfying. I would proudly serve this to guests.