Tuna Nicoise Salad

by lydia on August 27, 2013

This is one of those recipes that I just kind of ‘happened’ upon one day doing some experimenting in my kitchen for lunch. I love easy lunches packed with flavor. A lunch salad that could hold up for a day or two in a container in the fridge is an added bonus. I served this salad to 3 of my friends for lunch one day and it was a SMASH hit! We thought there would be more than enough, yet we managed to scarf it all!

I like this salad because the majority of the ingredients come from the pantry. In a pinch, this is a salad that could be made up when you are without power. Just don’t add the fresh ingredients if you don’t have them on hand and it will still be a tasty salad. In the meantime, all the fresh ingredients really help to jazz it up and add some enzymes to the mix! I can make a batch for myself and have it last a few days for an easy lunch for me on top of some butter crunch lettuce or with a small bowl of soup!


Tuna Nicoise Salad


  • 2 cans yellowfin tuna in olive oil
  • 1/2 cup olives, sliced -whatever kind you like
  • 1 cup chopped artichokes
  • 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 1-2 garlic cloves minced, optional
  • 1/4 of a red pepper, chopped
  • Drizzle of EVOO
  • Drizzle of lemon juice
  • Splash of balsamic vinegar if desired


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl - except for the avocado. Serve and top with avocado. Extras will keep for a day or two, add avocado as served.

*Note: This salad works equally well with salmon.

Personally, I much prefer tuna that is canned in olive oil and if I can get it in a BPA free can that is best. Unfortunately, many brands of canned tuna in oil do not use quality oil. So, it’s important to know your source. I often find packs of 6 of the Wild Planet tuna at Costco. Here are two brands I like:




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