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Tradie’s Lunchbox – Easy Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Looking for a healthy and filling lunch idea that can be transported to work or out and about when with your kids? You’ll love these Easy Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps. I had 2 in one sitting and I felt very satisfied, with no hankering for something more to fill my tummy.

The Plumbette Tradie's Lunchbox Easy Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Healthy and Easy Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

I have been looking for healthy lunch alternatives, that just don’t involve salad. In a way, this is still a salad, but it’s be turned into a wrap. A very healthy wrap.

Ingredients for The Plumbette Tradie's Lunchbox Easy Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Some of the ingredients for these wraps were sourced from our vegetable garden. I love having herbs and veggies available in our garden. The difficulty with our vegetable garden is maintaining it, and then waiting for the produce to grow so it’s ready to be used in recipes. The beetroots are nearly ready for picking. Looking forward to creating a feta and beetroot salad or tart. #watchthisspace

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You can add anything to your tuna salad filling. I opted for tomatoes, red onion, green onion/shallots, celery, carrot and basil and parsley.

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I added lime and mayonnaise to create a creamy, combined texture, easy for spooning into the lettuce cups. You can add more or less to suit your taste preferences.

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Cos lettuce or ice berg works well for these wraps. The inner leaves are usually the strongest and will keep their shape. I used these for the photos in this post.

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If transporting these wraps to work, I’d use a bento or compartmentalized lunchbox as shown below. Separate the lettuce wraps into the larger section and add herbs and your tuna salad to the smaller sections.

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Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps pre-made if eaten straight away

 

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With Christmas literally a month and a half away, these easy tuna salad lettuce wraps, will balance the calories consumed when dining out at end of year events. They can also be a dinner alternative if you need something a little lighter.

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Serves 2

Tradie’s Lunchbox – Easy Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • Cos Lettuce
  • 2 Tins of Tuna
  • 1 Green shallot/onion
  • 1/3 cup of red onion diced
  • 1/3 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 stalk of celery, diced
  • 1 or 6 cherry tomatoes diced
  • Basil leaves
  • Parsley
  • 2 tablespoons of lime juice

Instructions

  1. Drain tuna from cans and use a fork to break up the chunks
  2. Mix in mayonnaise and lime juice.
  3. Add diced vegetables and chopped herbs and mix with fork
  4. Separate lettuce leaves and scoop tuna salad into each one
  5. Add salt and pepper for taste (I didn't)
  6. Enjoy your delicious and healthy lunch
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Are you a fan of lettuce wraps? Can you believe Christmas is less than 2 months away?

If you loved this recipe, why not check out my Sweet Chilli and Tuna Two Minute Noodle Salad Recipe?

Tuna Noodle Salad