Try our Recipe Makeover for a lighter version of the traditional dish, saving big on calories, fat and sodium.
Per serving: 261 calories, 6g fat and 524mg sodium.
Saves: 273 calories, 17g fat and 654mg sodium!
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Traditional Salad Nicoise, although tasty, is rich in flavor due to the high fat and salt content. By replacing an oil-based dressing with a fat-free one, oil-packed tuna with water-packed, by decreasing the amount of olives and eggs, and by omitting the anchovies, this made-over recipe trims the calories and fat.
In addition to omitting the salty anchovies, the salt was replaced with curry powder and the flavor from the Ranch dressing, thereby lowering the sodium content.
Over high heat, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add cubed potatoes; return to boiling and simmer 5 minutes or until tender, but firm. Drain potatoes and set aside or refrigerate.
In a large bowl, mix together ranch dressing and curry powder to taste. Stir in tuna, green onions and olives. Gently stir in potatoes.
To serve, arrange greens on a platter (or on individual dishes), top with potato mixture, then garnish with tomatoes and eggs.
Recipe makes 6 larger or 8 smaller servings (nutritional analysis is for 6).
Up to 2 lbs of potatoes can be used and potatoes can be peeled, if preferred.
Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.