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Hi. Cathy here with a meal for two for less than $5. It's simple.
Today, I went to the cabinet and found the last two potatoes then found three eggs in the refrigerator, along with my ever present jar of anchovies and so went to the cabinets and found some basics. I buy items on sale and hardly ever pay full price, so the total cost of ingredients is less than $5.
There are varying definitions of what a Salade Nicoise (or, the Italian, Insalata Nizzardo) is made of. The main ingredients it should have are basically what is found fresh and available -potatoes, green beans, hard boiled eggs, olives and tuna. It does not necessarily include lettuce. If you have lettuce, put it on the bottom of all of the ingredients. A simple dressing is 1/4 C oil with 2 Tbs vinegar, salt and pepper.
This salad is not Puttanesca in nature-made of what is in the cabinet-however it is November and the garden is sparse. I do keep dilled green beans in the can on hand specifically for this dish. They taste good straight from the can.
The most expensive ingredient is the tuna. I basically only buy solid tuna in oil, usually Tonono, an Italian brand. Sometimes people put seared tuna fillets on the plate. That makes it way more expensive, but good.
I had cooked and chilled some beets from the garden a few days ago and had roasted some of the last tomatoes from my garden to use in sauce...found those in the fridge also. I boiled and cooled the potatoes and eggs.
It is supposed to be a hot weekend. This would be a refreshing outdoor meal. I hope everyone has a nice weekend!