Avocado Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

When it comes to lunching, I’m always looking for low-carb, high-protein meals that don’t leave me clamoring for a snack 30 minutes later. As a kid, tuna fish was always a favorite, but I forgot about it as an adult… until now!

The protein in these flavor-packed wraps means I’ll stay energized and fuller for longer, and the few carbs means I can have a handful of pretzels on the side. Can you say win-win?

These tuna salad lettuce wraps with fresh lettuce, avocado and tomato totally hit the spot. With a whole 12g protein and just 9g carbohydrates in each wrap, I helped myself to two!

Also, you’ll enjoy these skinny, scrumptious wraps even more knowing that they’re only 150 calories each…. hello bikini season!

Since it keeps for several days, make the tuna mixture on Sunday and enjoy it until Wednesday! You can easily pack this as a lunch to-go for work, picnics, and lunchbox for the kiddos. It would also be super delicious on a hearty whole-grain bread, or on top of your favorite leafy salad.

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Avocado Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Yield: Makes 4-5 wraps

Ingredients:

For tuna salad:

1 (9 oz.) can chunk-light tuna in water

2 Tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise

1 Tablespoon yellow mustard

2 Tablespoons finely chopped onion

1/4 cup finely chopped celery

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, optional

For assembling:

4-5 medium leaves lettuce (Iceberg, Romaine, Bibb, etc.)

1/2 avocado, pitted and cut into slices

4 medium tomatoes, sliced

Directions:

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients for tuna salad. Mix with a fork. Refrigerate until ready to use, or up to 4 days.

To assemble, spoon tuna mixture into lettuce leaves. Top with avocado and tomato, if desired.

Enjoy!

      

35 Responses to “Avocado Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 28, 2013 @ 2:40 am

    Lettuce wraps are the best! Plus, my skinny jeans are a bit too tight on my lately so I need to eliminate carbs for a while!

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    Joanne — May 28, 2013 @ 5:41 am

    I love how healthy and easy to throw together these are! Plus who doesn’t love finger foods for lunch!

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    Carolyn — May 28, 2013 @ 5:58 am

    I love lettuce wraps and I love tuna salad. These would definitely be a winner for me!

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    marla — May 28, 2013 @ 6:35 am

    Perfect for picnics and the lunchbox!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — May 28, 2013 @ 7:48 am

    So funny – I love eating tuna salad with salty pretzels!! This looks insanely delicious!

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    Tieghan — May 28, 2013 @ 7:54 am

    This is so perfect for summer and I love the avocado!

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    Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie — May 28, 2013 @ 8:17 am

    Tuna is the best! I’ve never tried it with avocado, but it sounds delicious! :)

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    Pam — May 28, 2013 @ 10:00 am

    I want this for lunch today!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — May 28, 2013 @ 10:26 am

    Love this low carb lunch option, perfect for bikini season!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — May 28, 2013 @ 10:51 am

    What a perfect lunch idea! Light, yet filling!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — May 28, 2013 @ 11:21 am

    So fresh, light and delicious! Right up my alley, Georgia.

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — May 28, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    I just adore this Georgia!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — May 28, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

    Lettuce wraps are one of my favorite things to eat…never thought to make them with tuna before. Thanks for the great idea and recipe!!

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    Honey, What's Cooking — May 28, 2013 @ 3:24 pm

    Looks so delicious… these remind me of the chicken wraps I’ve eaten at Cheesecake Factory, only healthier and with tuna. :-) Gorgeous clicks.

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    jeri — May 28, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

    This looks so simple, yet delicous, especially with the warm weather on the way. If only they would stop making the contents of tuna cans smaller and smaller.

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    cassie — May 28, 2013 @ 3:45 pm

    I make tuna salad at least once per week…I love it for lunch. I can’t wait to add some avocado!

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    Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen — May 28, 2013 @ 7:48 pm

    This looks so fresh and healthy and exactly what I need to be doing right now! Lovely Georgia :)

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — May 28, 2013 @ 8:43 pm

    Healthy, with tuna and avocado? I love everything about these!!

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — May 29, 2013 @ 6:58 am

    Anything with avocado is a winner in my book!

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    Teresa, foodonfifth — May 29, 2013 @ 7:16 am

    Tuna Fish Sandwiches are pretty much my summer go-to for a cool and healthy lunch. Turning them into lettuce cups/wraps just adds to the healthy factor, not to mention the addition of the “cool crunch”. Thanks for this perfect summer post.

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    Audra | The Baker Chick — May 29, 2013 @ 7:49 am

    Woah- this sounds so incredible! Its not even 9 AM but I actually really want to eat this right now. May have to make it for lunch- I love tuna paired with avocado!

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    Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion — May 29, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    Always wanted to do a lettuce wrap. I think I will try these!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — May 29, 2013 @ 1:31 pm

    I love love love lettuce wraps – and if its topped with avocado, I’ll devour it whole. Perfect G!

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    Patty — May 29, 2013 @ 5:12 pm

    This could be a lunchtime favorite for me-love everything about it ;-)

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    Jaclyn — May 29, 2013 @ 5:15 pm

    I love lettuce wraps, never tried a version like this I’m going to have to! These would be perfect for a picnic.

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — May 29, 2013 @ 5:22 pm

    Oh, Georgia…you are a true gal pal! I, too, am a lettuce wrap kind of girl and need to keep carb counts down while being mindful of adequate nourishment from protein. (This is a must as a baker!) Often I find myself busy in the kitchen, munching on my lettuce wrap for lunch over the sink! But, why haven’t I ever added sliced avo on top…whether over chicken or tuna salad? Thanks for sharing! xo

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    Lawyer Loves Lunch — May 29, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

    I agree! Tuna is such a quick and delicious protein and yet I somehow always forget about it. Well no more! I have bookmarked these wraps!

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    DessertForTwo — May 29, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

    I’m always looking for healthy lunch ideas! Thanks for another great one :)

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    The Café Sucre Farine — May 29, 2013 @ 10:12 pm

    It is amazing the difference a good high protein lunch makes. I don’t think about food all day after a lunch like that. This is a wonderful idea to use tuna salad in your lettuce wraps, a very yummy lunch in addition to be filling!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 29, 2013 @ 11:27 pm

    This looks so great! I feel like I am forever in a lunch rut. I love that this is low-carb yet it will also fill you up!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — May 30, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    Tuna salad in lettuce wraps! That’s a super quick and delicious lettuce wrap recipe and I love it!! Nice touch with avocado – more appetizing for sure!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — May 30, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

    LOVE tuna salads with pretzels and this is even better with lettuce wraps. yum!

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    Karen - Cinnamon Freud — May 30, 2013 @ 10:49 pm

    Love this idea for lunch- I always get a lunch slump and eat oatmeal, but I will definitely try this soon!

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    Maria G. — June 1, 2013 @ 5:21 am

    I love food but I love healthy eating more and this recipe just adds up to my list of favorites. I am an avocado-lover so every dish with avocado on it is something I would love to try out. It looks tasty and healthy as well as it’s wrapped creatively, and since it is easy to prepare, I could say win-win indeed!

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    Deborah @ Delicious Happens — June 2, 2013 @ 9:35 pm

    I LOVE this idea!! Definitely making these wraps!

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