Tuna and Kale Salad

a plate of kale salad with tuna and citrus-basil dressing
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  • 2 small heads red chicory, ends and core removed
  • 4 cups baby kale 8 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 20 Kalamata olives, thinly sliced
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 2 tsp baby capers
  • 5 oz canned tuna
  • 18 tsp black pepper


  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Add chicory to a large serving bowl with kale, tomatoes, olives, avocado, and capers. Toss well to combine.
  2. Drain tuna and flake it into salad. Season with pepper and stir again to combine.
  3. Add basil to a small mixing bowl along with lemon juice and oil. Mix to combine and drizzle over salad. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.


  • You can make this salad up to 5 days in advance.
    • The sturdy greens can be dressed ahead of time.
    • If possible, add the avocado at the last minute.
  • If you can’t find chicory, any sturdy green (preferably one with a slightly bitter or spicy note) will work. Try endive, arugula, or escarole.
  • Canned sardines make a nice substitution for the tuna.
Nutrition Info: 
333 Calories, 14 g Protein, 21 g Carbohydrates, 10 g Fiber, 24 g Total fat (3 g sat), 204 mg Sodium, ★★★★★ Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, ★★★★ Vitamin E, ★★★ Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Folate, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc


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