If you are looking for a healthy, gluten free alternative to high carb wraps, try these tuna lettuce wraps. They are very tasty, packed with nutritious ingredients and so easy to make.
I love that I can have several of them without breaking my calorie bank.
You can’t say that with a normal wrap, can you? And for busy moms with back to school kids, these tuna lettuce wraps are the perfect easy weeknight meal.
These tuna lettuce wraps are the perfect low carb meal for the busy back to school time of the year.
If you are like me, you are always on the lookout for something easy to make for dinner. I find that I can easily get into a rut eating the same type of meal, day after day.
But if you are looking for ways to maintain a healthy eating regime, you know that this can be counterproductive. Variety is the spice of life, as they say.
Back to school time is the perfect time to try these tuna lettuce wraps. They are light, flavorful and very easy to put together.
Making them allows me time to spend outdoors enjoying the warm weather, watching the kids play, and working in my garden. Anything that gets me out of the kitchen in a hurry in late summer is a winner for me!
Start by getting all your ingredients together. For this recipe. I chose solid white Albacore in water. The reason for my choice is easy – It tastes great! The tuna also has a very firm texture that holds up well with a recipe like these tuna lettuce wraps and the taste is so fresh.
It’s a versatile way to add protein and healthy fat to a meal, as well as important vitamins and minerals. It is perfect as the main ingredient in any meal.
I wanted lots of color in my recipe, too, so I added some fresh mint, chopped avocados, diced red Vidalia onions and sliced cherry tomatoes. These tuna lettuce wraps could not be easier to make. Start by mixing the chopped red onion with the relish, mayo, fresh mint, mustard and lemon juice.
This makes a wonderfully sweet-tangy dressing for the rest of the ingredients.
The next step is to gently fold in the tuna. Be sure to separate it into chunks and very lightly fold it in. You want the mixture to have a chunky appearance. That is the beauty of this tuna, after all!
Now comes the part that I always love. Spoon the tasty filling into Romaine lettuce leave. These long firm leaves are the perfect alternative to a high carb wrap and hold up well, both while making the tuna lettuce wraps, AND while eating them.
Finish the tuna lettuce wrap by adding the sliced cherry tomatoes and diced avocado. I completed my plate with some sliced hard boiled eggs, lightly sprinkled with sweet Spanish paprika.
Each bite of these tuna lettuce wraps is a healthy, delicious experience. I love knowing that the kids are getting a nutritious lunch.
I love how easy these wraps are to put together and I love the taste. A WIN-WIN-WIN all around. Your kids will be asking you to make these again. I promise!
And at about 300 calories for the whole meal (including the eggs), this is one recipe that is perfect if you are watching your weight!
- 1 12 oz can of Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore Tuna, drained
- 1/2 medium red onion, chopped
- 2 tbsp of sweet pickle relish
- 2 tbsp of light mayo
- 2 tbsp of fresh mint
- 2 tsp of Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp of lemon juice
- 1 firm but ripe Avocado, diced
- 16 cherry tomatoes, diced
- Pink sea salt and cracked black pepper, to taste
- Romaine Lettuce leaves
- 4 sliced hard boiled eggs, to garnish
- Spanish Paprika, to garnish
- Combine the relish, mayo, Dijon mustard, red onion, chopped mint, and lemon juice in a bowl. Stir until everything is well combined.
- Gently fold in the Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore Tuna. (be sure to leave the tuna in chunks for the most appealing looking dish.)
- Place the mixture on a Romaine lettuce leaf.
- Top with chopped avocado, tomato, and season with pink sea salt and cracked black pepper.
- Serve with sliced hard boiled eggs, garnished with Spanish Paprika
Serving Size:1/4 of the recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 299.5Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2.8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9.8gCholesterol: 228.5mgSodium: 552.1mgCarbohydrates: 12.5gFiber: 4.4gSugar: 3gProtein: 27.8g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.