Tuna Nicoise

Recipe submitted by: Christine Peddy, Director, Building Brands with Wal-Mart, Unilever.

Tuna Nicoise

Pack up and head to a park closer to home, with our picnic of Tuna Nicoise. Put the potatoes, beans, tuna, olives, tomatoes and lettuce in airtight containers. It's only minutes to assemble this one-dish buffet. And, in no time, your picnickers will be dishing up some delicious French cuisine.


  • 1 pound tuna steak, grilled
  • 1 cup fresh greens
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 5 medium-sized new potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1/4 cup ripe olives
  • 1 cup fresh, French-style green beans (haricots verts)

Salad Dressing (serves 6)

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Grill tuna steak over medium heat approximately 4 minutes per side, until steak begins to flake.
  2. Parboil or microwave green beans.
  3. Arrange all ingredients atop fresh greens.
  4. Sprinkle with dressing and serve immediately.

This recipe serves 4.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

With 3 tablespoons of dressing

  • 389 calories
  • 36 grams protein
  • 29 grams carbohydrates
  • 15 grams of fat (2 grams of saturated fat)