Salads and Greens
Easy Asian-Style Tuna Lettuce Wraps
I find it so satisfying to make a yummy lettuce wrap. I find filling vegetables with more crisp, flavourful vegetables and other fillings, just makes for such a refreshing and healthy lunch (or dinner) that you can feel good about, and these Tuna Lettuce Wraps, I promise, you’re going to love. I loved them so much and was feeling so nourished by eating them that I ate three!
Why you’ll love these Tuna Lettuce Wraps
- They’re easy
- They are damn delicious!
- They’re quick to make
- Great for on-the-go days/nights, etc.
- Incorporate some of my favourite Asian flavours
- High in protein (thanks to the vegan tuna)
- Versatile – fill these babies up with all your favourite fillings, or switch up the wrap itself to your fav bread, bun, etc.
How to make Tuna Lettuce Wraps
These lettuce wraps are incredibly easy to whip together, but here’s a little step-by-step to get you on the right foot to a delicious meal.
Make the sauce
This sauce is simple! Simply add the delicious ingredients into a medium-sized jar and blend using a hand blender. Don’t have a hand blender? You can use a whisk if you pre-grate your ginger and garlic instead. For this Asian-inspired sauce, you’ll combine:
- Soy or coconut aminos
- Sesame oil and seeds
- Vegetable oil
- Honey or maple syrup
- Rice wine vinegar
Marinade the tuna
Next, you’ll want to work on the delicious marinade that truly brings the tuna to the next level of goodness. To do this, throw everything into a large bowl and let everyone get to know each other. Leave your tuna marinading for as long as you like, obviously, the longer you leave it the more flavourful it’ll be, but if you’re in a rush, don’t worry, you’ll still get tuna loaded with flavour if you let it marinate for a few minutes too!
Chop the vegetables
Be sure to chop, chop, chop! You want your wraps bursting with flavour in every bite, so take all your veggies you want to add in and chop away! However, if you hate chopping vegetables, let your food processor do the work.
Build your wraps
There’s no wrong (or right) way to do this, just start with the lettuce, and end with the sauce. You can figure out, and personally tailor the middle step to your liking. Get the family involved so everyone can make their own the way they like it. One thing I will tell you though is that you’ll want to ensure you remove any excess liquid from the tuna marinade before adding it to the wraps so the lettuce of your wrap doesn’t go soggy!
What lettuce is best for lettuce wraps?
The most important thing is picking lettuce with large leaves that are flexible and easy to wrap up your ingredients into. Some of my favs are:
Just cut the bottom of the head of lettuce and peal each leaf one-by-one for your beautiful wraps!
What’s the catch with Good Catch Foods tuna?
… there is none! Good Catch Foods is my favourite for a vegan alternative to tuna and their products so well when incorporating them into any recipe like these Tuna Lettuce Wraps where I used their Oils & Herbs Tuna. This tuna can be eaten straight out of the package, added to a salad, pasta, or any recipe. It is loaded with protein and has the great taste of tuna, but without actually harming any fish in the making of it. They make their vegan-friendly products with a plant protein blend that includes:
- Fava beans
- Navy beans
I’ve used their tuna in several of my recipes and it seriously doesn’t fall short. You can trick even the seafood-loving people in your family!
These Tuna Lettuce Wraps are affordable, light, and easy to put together. They also are low in carbs and take less than 15 minutes to put together. Really it’s a win no matter what!
Other tuna recipes you’ll love
- Tuna Vegan Cheeseball
- Vegan Tuna Melt
- Tuna Lemon Pasta
- Vegan Tuna Casserole
- Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocados
Easy Asian-Style Tuna Lettuce Wraps
For the Wraps:
- 1 head butter lettuce or romaine lettuce
- 3 packets Good Catch Foods Tuna
- 1 large carrot peeled into ribbons
- 1 large red pepper sliced
- 1/4 cup green onions roughly chopped
- a handful of fresh cilantro
For the Sauce:
- 1 tbsp. fresh ginger grated
- 2 cloves of garlic grated
- 1 1/2 tbsp. soy sauce or coconut aminos
- 2 tbsp. sesame oil and seeds
- juice of half a lime
- 1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup
- To a medium-sized bowl add your Good Catch Foods Tuna and all your sauce ingredients. Using a fork, lightly mash up the stir and combine everything well. Set aside to marry for 15 minutes before assembling your lettuce wraps.
- While you wait prepare all your vegetables of choice and set aside.
- To build your lettuce wraps, I like to add 2-3 pieces of butter lettuce or 1 piece of romaine as the base, then begin filling with veggies + tuna!
- Enjoy like you would a taco (butter lettuce) or pizza (romaine lettuce).
These were great. I didn’t have the kind of tuna in the recipe but used what I had (no salt added albacore). I don’t use vegetable oil, so I didn’t add it. I did however add panko breadcrumbs to soak up some of the juice and I added pepper flakes. I used butter lettuce. They were light and filling. So many variations on the veggies and herbs, and maybe a peanut sauce too. This recipe is definitely a keeper! Thank you!
Bursting with flavour. I am not a huge fan of tuna but I absolutely loved these. The sauce really did make all the difference.
Thank you so much for the love, Claire!
Love these! So tasty!
Thanks, Andrew! These are so fast and easy!
umm yumm. Sucha quick and easy lunch! Perfection
Thanks, Elisa! I love how easy you can whip this one together!
Yum! Going to try these just with regular tuna!
I think you’ll be pleased with how flavourful the sauce makes it!