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Tuna Salad Nicoise

Give your old tuna salad a wake-up call.

Yield: Serves 4


  • 4 small new red potatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 lbs. green snap beans, trimmed
  • 1/3 cups reduced-sodium, fat-free chicken broth
  • 2 Tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp. table salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper, or to taste
  • 4 leaves Boston lettuce
  • 1- 6oz. can chunk white tuna in water, drained and flaked
  • 2 Tbs. capers, drained
  • 8 black olives, sliced in half


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and pour enough water over them to cover by 2 inches
  2. Set pan over high heat and bring water to a boil
  3. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 6 minutes
  4. Add green beans and cook until potatoes are fork-tender and green beans are crisp-tender, about 1 to 2 minutes more; drain and transfer vegetables to a large bowl
  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together broth, vinegar, mustard and oil
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper
  7. Add half of dressing to potatoes and green beans; toss to coat
  8. Place 1 lettuce leaf on each of 4 plates
  9. Top each with 1/4 of potato-green bean mixture, then top with 1 1/2 oz. of tuna, 1/2 Tbs. of capers and 4 olive halves
  10. Drizzle each with 1/4 of remaining dressing

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There is one vital ingredient missing from this recipe - and all your other recipes for that matter. The most important thing any dieter wants to know about a recipe before they decide to make it and eat it is - How MANY CALORIES are in it? Or are we supposed to work those out for ourselves? I don't want to seem lazy, and yes I have an A to Z of Calories dictionary, and could spend lots of time working them all out with a pen and paper and lots of mathematical sums, but I'm sure that lots of your readers simply don't have the time, and would like to know that vital piece of information, so that they can make an informed choice about whether to select a recipe. Some of your recipes include Mayonnaise which as far as I know has masses of calories, and I simply cannot believe that they are "diet" meals suitable for those on limited intake. So I guess I won't be trying out your recipes any time soon.
Sorry, I'm disappointed in your site, that you don't provide a dietary breakdown of your meals, eg Fats; Protein; Carbohydrates, and total Calories per meal/per portion.

posted Jun 23rd, 2009 10:00 am


My husband does not like tuna and he just scarffed this down. I used fresh green bean, redskins and romaine lettuce. It was delicious!


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