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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.

Melissa Clark


Credit: Antonis Achilleos

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5 mins
15 mins
Serves 4


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  • Crumble the white tuna and divide between the romaine lettuce leaves.

  • Top with the hard-cooked eggs and a few tablespoons grated Parmesan.

  • Drizzle with bottled Caesar dressing. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

259 calories; fat 15g; saturated fat 4g; cholesterol 146mg; sodium 607mg; protein 26g; carbohydrates 2g; sugars 1g; fiber 1g; iron 1mg; calcium 114mg.