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Tuna and White Bean Lettuce Wraps with Balsamic Syrup

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"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
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 291 calories; 7.7 42.3 13.2 16 466 Full nutrition

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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...

I followed the recipe with the exception of using a 7 oz can of tuna (Costco) & a little less than a can of small white beans. I was surprised how much I liked it. The balsamic syrup & sunflowe...

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!

I love this! The creaminess of the beans really takes the tuna to a new level. I added diced celery, too.

This was great! I used turbinado sugar instead of brown (it was all I had) with a touch of maple syrup. I also put it on a bed of lettuce, you get more greens and the serving seems larger. I w...

I loved this. I added halved grapes and put it on a whole grain wrap with lettuce. There were leftovers so I had it the next day and it was even better!