Tuna and White Bean Lettuce Wraps with Balsamic Syrup


A protein-packed, sophisticated take on tuna salad served on lettuce for a crunchy presentation.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (5 ounce) can Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water, drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • ½ red onion, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon drained capers

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 large leaves sugar lettuce or Bibb lettuce

  • 1 teaspoon Sunflower seeds

Balsamic Syrup:

  • cup balsamic vinegar

  • cup brown sugar

  • Salt to taste


  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
8g Fat
42g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 466mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 14mg 68%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 147mg 3%

* 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.