The inspiration for this salad was a trip Paula Disbrowe and David Norman took to Sardinia. The celery is traditional, but shaved radishes or carrots can also be used. More Terrific Salads

David Norman
Paula Disbrowe
June 2003

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Recipe Summary

total:
40 mins
Yield:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan, bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Add the Texmati rice and 1 teaspoon of salt and cook over moderately high heat, uncovered, until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain the rice, shaking off the excess water. Let the rice cool slightly.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the lemon juice with the olive oil. Stir in the scallions, cornichons, olives, parsley, celery, capers and lemon zest. Add the rice, tuna and eggs and toss gently. Season the salad with salt and pepper, transfer to a bowl and serve warm or at room temperature.

Make Ahead

The salad can be kept at room temperature for up to 4 hours.

Suggested Pairing

The refreshing acidity and assertive structure of a Sardinian Vermentino will stand up to the rich tuna and eggs here, as well as mirror the lemony flavors in the tart dressing.

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