Easy Keto Tuna Salad Nicoise Recipe
This Easy Keto Tuna Salad Nicoise Recipe is an easy lunch or dinner option for days that you feel too busy to eat healthy! This low-carb dish an be served warm or chilled with green beans, tuna, olives, and more, it’s a healthy meal that truly satisfies without any guilt with only 9 net carbs per serving!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Blue Harbor Fish Co.. All opinions are 100% mine.
Did you know that canned tuna is the second most popular seafood product in the U.S. after shrimp? Research shows that roughly 25% of all American consumers serve tuna at least once per week. All that American consumed tuna adds up to roughly 1 billion pounds of canned and pouched tuna a year!
Only coffee and sugar exceed canned tuna in sales per foot of shelf space in the grocery store!
Our home is no different. We always keep our pantry stocked with pouches and cans of tuna.
Of course I’ll whip up a bowl of traditional mayonnaise dressed tuna salad with lots of celery and pickles. And of course I love whipping up my Keto Tuna Noodle Casserole or Grain Free Tuna Noodle Casserole but this time of the year with our summer garden still growing so well, I just can’t resist a colorful Keto Salad Nicoise Recipe!
Not only is a Nicoise Salad a work of art to look at, with it’s styled composition instead of a traditional tossed salad, it’s one of my favorite ways to enjoy homegrown tomatoes and eggs from our backyard chickens.
But I’m not topping mine with the cheapest tuna on the grocery store shelf, instead I only stock mine with Blue Harbor Fish Co.Albacore Tuna!
Why Choose Blue Harbor Fish Co?
Blue Harbor Fish Co is a company that’s dedicated to keeping things simple, to sustainably fishing Albacore and salmon and to preserving their delicious, natural flavors.
That’s why every Albacore tuna and pink salmon is discernibly hand-selected, hand-cut and packed without preservatives. And their Albacore Tuna is always 100% line caught!
Is Canned Tuna Keto?
If you are keto (like me) you may be wondering can I eat Tuna on a Keto Diet?
Yes!! Since tuna contains ZERO carbs, it’s a great source of healthy protein & natural fats on a keto or low carb diet! So, load up your pantry with cans and pouches of tuna! And keep a few packs of tuna in your desk drawer.
How to make a Keto Low Carb Tuna Nicoise Salad
Traditionally a Nicoise Salad includes potatoes and since we’re eating keto we’ll ditch those and replace them with extra low-carb veggies and extra protein.
Start out with lightly cooked (blanched or steamed) green beans or asparagus with a handful of baby greens. Then add some tomatoes to meet your own unique carb count. In the recipe (below) as written, there’s only 9 net carbs per serving.
Get your protein from hardboiled eggs and, of course, albacore tuna.
Lastly garnish with olives and generously drizzle with Homemade Nicoise Dressing, both are healthy sources of fat.
This keto tuna salad is one of the best ways to eat healthy in a hurry without sacrificing taste. And with Blue Harbor Fish Co. you can rest assured that you are not only supporting sustainable, eco-friendly fishing practices BUT you are also keeping your body fueled with high quality protein!
Oh and one last thing, do yourself the favor of trying the Blue Harbor Fish Co.’s Abacore Tuna with Jalapeno! It’s one of my favorite snacks to eat, right out of the pack! All you need is a fork.
Yours in Health,
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Easy Keto Tuna Nicoise Salad
- 1 pouch or can Blue Harbor Fish Co. Tuna
- 2 large Egg(s)
- 20 medium green beans
- 20 medium cherry tomatoes
- 2 cups baby greens
- 1/2 cup olives
Keto Nicoise Dressing
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil
- 1/2 medium lemon(s) juiced
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon anchovy paste
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 clove Garlic
- sea salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- Blanch & chill the green beans. In a medium sized sauce pan, bring water to a boil. Add green beans and cook for 2 mintues. Remove fromt he water and place in an ice bath to stop cooking. Green beans will be slighty crisp and bright green.
- While green beans are chilling, make the dressing by combing all ingredients and blend until smooth. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper. Set aside.
- Assemble your salad(s) by arranging the green beans, baby greens, tomatoes, olives and tuna on a paltter. Drizzle generously with the dressing. Enjoy!