Niçoise Pasta Salad

Niçoise salads typically contain olives, capers, tomatoes, and tuna. The addition of pasta makes it a hearty meal.


4 servings (serving size: 1 cup noodle mixture and 1 1/2 teaspoons olives)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 12 Minutes
Cook: 14 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 213
Caloriesfromfat 33 %
Fat 7.7 g
Satfat 3.2 g
Protein 18.1 g
Carbohydrate 17.3 g
Fiber 1.3 g
Cholesterol 54 mg
Iron 1.7 mg
Sodium 453 mg
Calcium 78 mg


2 cups uncooked wide egg noodles
2 tablespoons minced shallots
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped capers
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (12-ounce) can solid white tuna in water, drained and flaked
3/4 cup halved grape tomatoes
4 large green leaf lettuce leaves
2 tablespoons chopped pitted niçoise or kalamata olives


1. Cook noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Rinse and drain under cold water until cool. Drain well; set aside.

2. Combine shallots and next 6 ingredients in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk.

3. Combine noodles, tuna, and tomatoes in a large bowl. Add shallot mixture; toss gently to coat.

4. Spoon 1 cup of noodle mixture on each of 4 lettuce-lined plates. Sprinkle olives evenly over salads.


Ana Kelly,

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection,

Oxmoor House

October 2006
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