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Niçoise Pasta Salad

Niçoise Pasta Salad

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

Oxmoor House OCTOBER 2006

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup noodle mixture and 1 1/2 teaspoons olives)
  • Cook time:14 Minutes
  • Prep time:12 Minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 213
  • Calories from fat: 33%
  • Fat: 7.7g
  • Saturated fat: 3.2g
  • Protein: 18.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 17.3g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 54mg
  • Iron: 1.7mg
  • Sodium: 453mg
  • Calcium: 78mg

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