I eat tuna fish often and it has been a staple in my diet for most of my life. More so now because it has heaps of protein. *One of my favorite meals of all time is still tuna on toast with tomato and glass of chocolate milk to go with it (an odd pairing, but awesome). I needed to change it up a little and was inspired when I backpacked the South of France years ago.
Niçoise salad (French pronunciation is "ni'swaz") The Italians refer to it as insalata nizzarda. It is a specialty of the Côte d'Azur region of France, also most commonly known as the French Riviera (SE corner). It originated in and was named for the city of Nice. By the way, if you have not summered in this part of the world yet, skip your yearly trip to the closest shoreline and head straight here, it's incredible. This is where in fact I had my first Salade Nicoise, and, I should add it was the absolute best one I've had to date.
I need a meal like this more than ever before. With rugby Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays and school on Tuesdays, I need to save time and money. I make it on Sundays and have enough for the week when I'm on the run. If you're on the hunt for a quick healthy lunch, look no further as this powerhouse tuna salad that packs a flavorful punch. No need to travel to France for Nicoise salad! Preparing this salad is easy enough and takes only minutes.
Niçoise Tuna Salad
2 cans of tuna (use albacore)
1/4 small red onion
3 celery stalks
1/3 cup of mayonnaise (low fat)
5-10 Niçoise olives (Kalamata olives work well also)
2 tbs. of dill (fresh is always better!)
Drain the cans of tuna. Chop both the red onion and celery stalks. Combine the first three ingredients with the mayonnaise and dill, and you're all set!
Easiest recipe ever! Mix all the ingredients together and you're all set.