A Picnic In Summer Mode

Summer is the time for outdoor lunches. How does one prepare a balanced picnic without complicating life? How to get out crisps and traditional ham sandwiches with cheese? Just like our predetermined Nutrisystem meal plans, you can make your own. Our dietician, Solveig Darrigo gives us some ideas:

Preparation time: 20 min.

Cooking time: 15 min.

Ingredients for four people

150g bulgur

250g green beans

4 tomatoes

40g black olives

200 g of natural tuna box (type Bjorg or Constable)

3 boiled eggs

2 c. in s. chopped fresh parsley

1 c. c. of mustard

1 c. in s. cider vinegar

2 c. in s. rapeseed oil

2 c. in s. olive oil

Salt and pepper


1 – In a saucepan filled with boiling salted water, put bulgur and cook for 10-15 minutes over low heat.

2 – Cook the green beans steamed, making sure to leave them crisp. Prepare boiled eggs.

3 – In a bowl, prepare a vinaigrette by mixing parsley, mustard, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper.

4 – Cut the tomatoes into quarters and remove the pits olives.

5 – In a bowl, crumble the tuna and add the cooked beans, tomatoes and olives. Stir in bulgur still warm.

6 – Pour in the vinaigrette and mix all ingredients. Divide the mixture into plates or cups. Arrange the sliced boiled eggs on the salad and serve.

Nutrisystem wants you to simplify your life: do not hesitate to prepare this salad in advance, but then add the dressing just before serving, otherwise it may be absorbed and require another dose before tasting. This is a really good treat!

Inspired by the Nicoise salad, this variant offers bulgur (or cracked wheat) instead of rice and a selective choice of fat, ideal blend of vegetable oils, tuna. This gives a balanced recipe, complete and varied, based on raw-cooked vegetables. You can find more recipes on our Nutrisystem website and you can choose to let us help plan your meals by subscribing to a Nutrisystem meal plan today.