Tuscan-Style Tuna with White Beans

Tuscan-Style Tuna with White Beans

Published January 31, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 6
Total Time: 35 min

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 15 min


This classic Italian dish is not only delicious it's healthy too! By rinsing and draining the beans twice, you remove a large portion of the sodium found in tinned beans.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: Approx. 2 cups
Calories per serving: 357
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.0g 8%
Saturated Fat 1.8g 9%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 209mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 44.0g 15%
Dietary Fiber 8.0g 32%
Protein 30.3g 42%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans low-sodium cannelloni beans
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2/3 cup dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 pound fresh tuna, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • Basil leaves to garnish

Step by Step:

  1. Drain beans into a colander and rinse. Allow beans to drain and then rinse again. Set aside.
  2. Heat the orange juice in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  3. Add onion and cook until onions have softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add wine and vinegar and cook an additional 3 minutes.
  5. Add tuna, beans and minced basil. Bring to a simmer.
  6. Cover and cook for approximately 7 minutes or until tuna is just cooked through.
  7. Season to taste with freshly cracked black pepper. Garnish with basil leaves.