[Recipe] Tuna Nicoise

Recipe – Tuna Nicoise

A delicious healthy recipe commissioned from Sleekgeek Community Member Superstar Melissa Thomas.

Carefully designed to fit in with the Sleekgeek Food ListHealthy Meal Template, and  Portion Control Guide.


  • Recommended for: Lunch

Recipe notes:

  • The portions in this recipe are a little more on the lower-carb and higher-fat side compared to our standard portion control guide.
  • Feel free to increase the carbs (corn) and decrease the fat (oil / seeds / olives) if you would prefer something more balanced.
  • Otherwise, give it a try as the meal is and see how you feel. A bit of experimentation and flexibility in your nutrition plan is a good thing.


  • Protein
    • 2 tins tuna in brine
  • Veggies:
    • 2 cups shredded cabbage (red and green)
  • Smart Carb
    • 1 cup baby corn, roughly chopped
  • Healthy Fat
    • 3 tbsp avocado oil (1 tbsp for cooking, 2 for drizzling)
    • 4 tbsp seed mix of your choosing (pumpkin, sunflower, flax, sesame etc)
    • 8-10 pitted olives
  • Herbs, spices, Extras
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • ¼ tsp pepper
    • 2 tbsp chopped coriander to garnish (optional)

Ingredients are based off the Sleekgeek Food List, combined together using the Sleekgeek Healthy Meal Template, and portioned out with the Sleekgeek Portion Control Guide.


  • Start by preparing the vegetables and tuna. You can either buy prepacked shredded cabbage or you can chop up some whole cabbage with a knife (as finely as you can). Then, chop the baby corn into pieces, roughly ½cm or so, and set aside in a separate bowl. Drain the brine from the tins of tuna, and set the tuna aside.
  • Add 1 tbsp of the avocado oil into the frying pan over medium heat. Add the shredded cabbage, salt and pepper and stir fry for 2-3 minutes. Remove the pan from the stove.
  • Time to plate up – divide the cabbage mix equally among 4 plates. Then add ½ a tin of tuna to each plate, over the cabbage. Next, throw in a few pieces of baby corn (approximately 10-12 chopped pieces per plate). Spoon 1 tablespoon of seed mix, and add 2-3 olives, to each plate.
  • Drizzle another ½ teaspoon of avocado oil per serving, over the assembled ingredients, and garnish with fresh coriander (if using).


This recipe is carefully designed to fit in with the Sleekgeek Food ListHealthy Meal Template, and  Portion Control Guide.

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