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


  • Grill tuna steak over medium heat approximately 4 minutes per side, until steak begins to flake.
  • Parboil or microwave green beans.
  • Arrange all ingredients atop fresh greens.
  • 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)