Tuna Nicoise

Recipe Information

Total Time: 

15 minutes



Stuck in a tuna salad rut? Try this classic, grown-up version, featuring artichokes, olives, fresh herbs, and bright citrus flavors. With a side of roasted potatoes or green beans, it's sure to become part of your regular lunch rotation.


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 (6-ounce) cans tuna, drained well
  • 4 canned whole artichokes, drained and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata or black olives, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, basil, and garlic.
  2. Add the drained tuna and chopped artichokes, red bell pepper, kalamata or black olives, and red onion.
  3. Mix everything together with clean hands or a spoon until well blended.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with roasted potatoes, green beans, olives, and tomato wedges.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: 338 calories, 24 g. fat, 40 mg. cholesterol, 3 g. carbohydrate, 1 g. dietary fiber, 30 g. protein, 646 mg. sodium