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Tuna-and-Orange Lettuce Cups with Couscous Cakes Recipe

Looking for an easy Tuna-and-Orange Lettuce Cups with Couscous Cakes recipe? Learn how to make Tuna-and-Orange Lettuce Cups with Couscous Cakes using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by liz-usa

Makes 4 servings



Everyday Food, July | August 2011

Recipe Ingredients for Tuna-and-Orange Lettuce Cups with Couscous Cakes

1 orange, peel and pith removed
1 bulb fennel, thinly sliced lengthwise, plus fronds for serving
8 oz chunk light tuna, drained
1 tbsp rice vinegar
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 coarse salt and ground pepper
1 cup couscous
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
4 basil leaves, chopped
1 head bibb lettuce

Recipe Directions for Tuna-and-Orange Lettuce Cups with Couscous Cakes

  1. Cook couscous according to package instructions.

  2. Working over a large bowl, cut out segments from orange, then cut into 1/4-inch pieces; squeeze juice from membranes. To bowl, add fennel, tuna, vinegar, and 1 tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper. Toss well to combine and set aside.

  3. In another large bowl, stir together couscous, eggs, and basil until combined and season with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium high. Working in batches, drop couscous mixture in 1/4 cup mounds (8 mounds total). With a small spatula, gently flatten each mound and cook until golden and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes, flipping once. Drain on paper towels.

  4. Divide Tuna mixture among lettuce leaves and sprinkle with fennel fronds, if desired. Serve with couscous cakes.

Categories

Citrus, Eggs, Fish, Fruits, Vegetables, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 334.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
402
Calories from Fat
123
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.7g
21%
Saturated Fat
2.2g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
136mg
45%
Sodium
331mg
14%
Potassium
547mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
45.8g
15%
Dietary Fiber
6.1g
24%
Sugars
6.1g
Protein
23.7g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 56%
Calcium 9% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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