Egg and White Bean Salad

Egg and White Bean Salad


4 hard boiled eggs
1 can white beans, rinsed and drained
3 T chopped olives
2 T diced chives
1 t Dijon mustard
hot pepper sauce to taste
1/2 t black pepper
lettuce leaves
8 slices of cucumber
1 large tomato, cut in 8 wedges
1 T lemon juice
1/4 t salt
2 t light olive oil


In a mixing bowl, coarsely chop the eggs.
Add the beans.
Spread the olives on a paper towel and blot well, then add them to mixture.
Add the chives, mustard, hot sauce and 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper. Using a fork, mix until salad is well combined.
Arrange 2 lettuce leaves on each of 4 salad plates.
Mound one-fourth of the egg salad in the center of each plate. (ice cream scoop works like a charm for this)
Place the cucumber and tomatoes in a mixing bowl. In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice with 1/4 teaspoon salt until the salt dissolves, then whisk in the oil.
Add pepper to taste.
Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss to coat.
Arrange 2 cucumber slices and 2 tomato wedges on each plate around the salad.
Serve immediately.

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