After a very busy week and a busy (and food-filled) Easter weekend ahead I wanted a quick and healthy dinner which would revive me after my gym workout and was full of lovely fresh ingredients. Tuna Nicoise it was!
I’m not going to bore you with the recipe – it was a salad with leaves, boiled potatoes, cucumber, carrots, green beans, anchovies and an egg with a lovely grilled tuna steak on top.
Tuna is an excellent source of protein and is known for its high level of omega-3 fatty acid which is good for anti-inflammatory health and heart health.
I will mention the dressing I made though which was very tasty and nutritious and would work nicely with any salad:
2 tbsp Cider Vinegar
¾ tsp Cayenne Pepper
½ tsp English Mustard
1tsp Olive Oil
Juice of ½ a Lemon
Cayenne Pepper is known for it anti-irritant and anti-fungal properties – good for fighting infection and colds, it is also a well known digestive aid (often advised in these detox diets people do) as it stimulates the body’s ability to metabolize food and toxins.
Cider Vinegar is again good for detox and weight loss and has been known to help reduce blood sugar levels and some studies have shown it is good for heart health and fighting infection.
I always try and make my own salad dressings so that I can use natural flavours and spices for taste rather than adding salt and sugar – what’s the point of eating a healthy salad if you are going to smother it with mayonnaise or another sugary sauce!