Today I’m bringing you a quick and easy, low carb, gluten free, and all around healthy lunch idea: Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps!
Last week I asked my buddies on my Facebook page what they would like to see for today’s recipe. I expected answers like cookies, queso dip, cheese fries, or some other sweet or decadent treat. To my surprise, the requests were for a healthy snack! I do normally try to make my recipes somewhat healthy around here, but it seems like the cheesy or chocolatey recipes always do the best. I’m certainly happy to oblige and make more healthy recipes! This one is actually a lunch, but it could be a snack too. Any time is the right time for tuna salad lettuce wraps if you ask me.
These tasty, low-carb, gluten-free sandwich alternatives only take about 10 minutes to make. The romaine lettuce leaves are really sturdy and just right for holding everything together. Who needs bread when you can wrap your creamy tuna salad in crispy lettuce?
I wrote this recipe to serve one because I often eat lunch on my own, but of course it’s really easy to scale to serve as many as you need. It also makes a great dinner with baked fries. Enjoy :)
Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps
These simple lettuce wraps stuffed with tuna salad, avocado, and tomatoes make a perfect, healthy lunch!
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 5 oz. can of albacore tuna drained
- 1 tbsp. dill relish
- 1 tbsp. reduced-fat mayonnaise
- 2 tsp. dijon mustard
- 2 large romaine lettuce leaves
- 1 roma tomato diced
- 1/4 avocado sliced
- freshly ground black pepper
Stir together tuna, relish, mayo, and mustard.
Evenly spread tuna salad down the center of each lettuce leaf, stopping about two inches away from the green, leafy end.
Arrange avocado slices and diced tomatoes over the tuna salad, sprinkle with pepper to taste, and serve immediately.
- Prep Time: 10
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Yar | OfRecipes says
Amazing low carb recipe! This has been my go-to lunch when I don’t have time to prepare something else!
Andi Gleeson says
Thank you, Yar! I’m so happy you like it :)
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) says
I love tuna salad, and after the baby, I’m going to need to start watching my calories…boo hoo! But this makes me happy if I can eat things like this! I’ve included it in my round up.
Thank you, Jaren!! I’m so excited for you about your baby!
Samantha @ Five Heart Home says
Thanks again for helping me celebrate my first blogiversary, Andi! I’ve enjoyed connecting with you this past year and I look forward to getting to know you even better in the year to come! :)
Thank you so much for including me, Samantha! You are very talented, and I know the upcoming year will only bring you more success! xo
I just found your blog :) amazing pictures and perfect for a summertime lunch !
Thank you so much, Claudia! This made my day! :)
Michael W Perkins says
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I’m glad you are happy! You can thank Samantha at Five Heart Home because she organized this one :) Thanks so much for entering, Michael, and good luck!
jose benavides says
The tuna wrapped in lettuce looks so good.. thank you for giving us the opportunity to have some fun in entering to win and good luck to all ..
Thank you, Jose! Good luck, and I hope to see you around again soon!
[email protected] Tastes Good says
I’m always looking for great new low carb options. Thanks for sharing and for a great giveaway!
I’m glad you like the recipe, and good luck in the giveaway!
Dana Rodriguez says
I love tuna and these are some great ideas! I am going to try all three! Thanks for sharing :)
Thanks so much, Dana! I’m glad you found some new recipes to try :)
These photos are wonderful Andi! I love tuna salad love this idea to serve them in lettuce wraps. I especially love that the serving is for one. I often eat lunch alone on weekdays too so this is perfect :)
Wow, thank you, Kelly! I have eaten an obscene number of frozen burritos for lunch over the past 10 years, but this is definitely a healthier option :)
Gretchen @ Two Healthy Kitchens says
I love tuna salad, but always seem to forget to make it! Thanks for a great reminder … and a yummy new recipe to try! Loving the addition of dijon mustard! And an avocado on top … perfection! :)
Thank you, Gretchen! I forget about tuna salad too, or I think it’s going to be boring. When I do finally make it, I’m always like, “Oh yeah! I love tuna salad!” I definitely like mine on the tangy side with lots of mustard and relish. I hope you like this version too! Thanks so much for your visit :)