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Tuna and White Bean Lettuce Wraps with Balsamic Syrup

Tuna and White Bean Lettuce Wraps with Balsamic Syrup

Jamie Justice Yost

"A protein-packed, sophisticated take on tuna salad served on lettuce for a crunchy presentation."
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1 h 45 m servings 291 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 291 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.3g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 13.2 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 466 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place tuna, cannellini beans, onion, parsley, and capers in bowl.
  2. In separate bowl, whisk together olive oil, red vinegar, and lemon juice. Salt and pepper to taste. Pour into tuna mixture. Stir gently to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Bring balsamic vinegar to a boil over medium-high heat in a sauce pan. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 1 minute. Add brown sugar and salt and stir to dissolve.
  4. Continue stirring until sauce thickens, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Sauce will thicken as it cools.
  5. To serve, place tuna on lettuce leaves and drizzle with balsamic syrup and sunflower seeds.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Watercress or arugula make excellent garnishes for this dish.

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5 stars all the way! I'm not a big tuna fan, but wanted to try something new and different. This tastes like something you'd be served at a fancy lunch. Very elegant and also very versatile. Gr...

Quick and easy recipe. Loved the flavor! Very fresh and healthy. The sweetness of the sauce was a great balance against the tuna and beans. Even my 6 year old cleared his plate. Would make again!