Elegant Tuna Salad

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Note From The Author: "I used the word "elegant" in the title of today's recipe to distinguish it from the sticky pasty stuff that is usually spread between two slices of bread. This is actually closer kin to the classic Salad Nicoise of southern France, so don't be afraid to spend a few extra cents on the very best canned tuna". World Wide Recipes
Recipe By: World Wide Recipes
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  • Serves 4 to 6.


    • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) mayonnaise
    • 2 tablespoons(30 ml) capers, chopped
    • 1 tablespoons(15 ml) lemon juice
    • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) chopped fresh tarragon
    • 2 cans (7 oz, 195 g each) solid white albacore
    • tuna packed in oil, drained
    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) red wine vinegar or lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) Dijon-style mustard
    • Lettuce leaves
    • Cherry tomatoes
    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) sliced almonds


Combine the mayonnaise, capers, lemon juice, tarragon, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Gently toss the tuna in the mixture, trying to keep the chunks of meat from breaking up. Set aside. Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper and toss the lettuce and tomatoes in the dressing. Place the lettuce and tomatoes on a platter or individual serving plates. Add the tuna mixture to the center of the plates. Arrange the olives around the tuna, and top the tuna with the almonds.

Bon appetit from the Chef and staff at World Wide Recipes.

Additional Notes

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Brine cured olives, such as Kalamata or Nicoise
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