Salad Niçoise Lettuce Cups

For a low-carb meal that combines a sophisticated Niçoise salad and an All-American tuna-salad sandwich, look no further than these lettuce cups. The romaine lettuce leaves cradle chunks of white tuna, chopped hard-boiled eggs, salty Parmesan, and a splash of store-bought Caesar salad dressing. And low-carb’s just the beginning. This recipe also packs in the omega-3s and protein. Look for canned tuna that’s troll- or pole-caught, both environmentally sustainable fishing practices that ensure other sea creatures aren’t snagged in vast tuna nets. Turns out, it’s worth spending a bit more on great canned tuna; tasty and eco-conscious brands include Wild Planet, American Tuna, and Ocean Naturals.

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Photo by Antonis Achilleos
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 259 calories
    • Calories 139 calories from fat
    • Fat 15 g
    • Sat Fat 4 g
    • Cholesterol 146 mg
    • Sodium 607 mg
    • Protein 26 g
    • Carbohydrate 2 g
    • Sugar 1 g
    • Fiber 1 g
    • Iron 1 mg
    • Calcium 114 mg
For a low-carb meal that combines a sophisticated Niçoise salad and an All-American tuna-salad sandwich, look no further than these lettuce cups. The romaine lettuce leaves cradle chunks of white tuna, chopped hard-boiled eggs, salty Parmesan, and a splash of store-bought Caesar salad dressing. And low-carb’s just the beginning. This recipe also packs in the omega-3s and protein. Look for canned tuna that’s troll- or pole-caught, both environmentally sustainable fishing practices that ensure other sea creatures aren’t snagged in vast tuna nets. Turns out, it’s worth spending a bit more on great canned tuna; tasty and eco-conscious brands include Wild Planet, American Tuna, and Ocean Naturals.

Ingredients

  1. Check 2 cans white tuna, drained
  2. Check 12 cup-shaped romaine lettuce leaves
  3. Check 2 eggs, hard-boiled, peeled, and coarsely chopped
  4. Check 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  5. Check ¼ cup bottled Caesar dressing
  6. Check freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Make hard-boiled eggs.
  2. Crumble the white tuna and divide between the romaine lettuce leaves.
  3. Top with the hard-cooked eggs and a few tablespoons grated Parmesan.
  4. Drizzle with bottled Caesar dressing. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper.