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Ahi Tuna Lettuce Cups

Ahi Tuna Lettuce Cups

The following recipe and photography was provided by Christina Musgrave of Tasting with Tina.

I love a good chicken or beef lettuce wrap from a restaurant, so why not reinvent that concept at home with a protein from the sea?

These Ahi Tuna Lettuce Cups are the result of my experiment and they are are a quick and savory seafood dinner that you can throw together in a pinch.

Ahi Tuna Lettuce Cups

Made in just 10 minutes, this dish features fresh carrots, cucumber, avocado and savory seared tuna served on top of crunchy butter lettuce. You won’t find a meal as fresh, flavorful or fast!

Ahi Tuna Lettuce Cups
Ahi Tuna Lettuce Cups
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  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. corn starch
  • 2 lbs. ahi tuna
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced thinly
  • 1 avocado, sliced thinly


  1. Combine the soy sauce, sesame oil and corn starch in a small bowl. Whisk well and set aside.
  2. Pat the ahi tuna dry and season with salt and pepper. Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. When the olive oil shimmers, add the tuna and sear for 2 minutes per side, or until the outside is seared, but the inside is rare. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Thinly slice the tuna. Assemble the lettuce cups by adding sliced tuna, shredded carrots, cucumber slices and avocado slices to butter lettuce pieces.
  4. Top the lettuce cups with the sesame sauce and serve.

Ahi Tuna Lettuce Cups

Christina Musgrave
By Christina Musgrave
Christina Musgrave is a recipe developer, food photographer and food writer. She’s always looking forward to her next meal. Her blog, Tasting with Tina, is a celebration of easy yet delicious recipes that help busy families create delicious meals and memories in their homes.

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