Tuna Lettuce Wrap with Avocado Yogurt Dressing

Tuna Lettuce Wrap with Avocado Yogurt Dressing

Here’s a tasty way to transform ordinary canned tuna into a delicious lunch. These low-calorie, low-carb lettuce wraps are filled with hearts of palm, tomatoes, carrots and onion and topped with a light avocado dressing. I found two to fill me up, but the calories are low enough you could easily eat three. Using a good quality tuna in oil makes all the difference in flavor here.

I made the avocado yogurt dressing in my magic bullet, it makes a larger portion than is needed in this recipe
but it can easily be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator and used a veggie or cracker dip, salad topper or drizzled over grilled fish.

If you’re not familiar with hearts of palm, they come canned or in a glass container available at Trader Joes or in most supermarkets. They make a great addition to salads.

 

 

Tuna Lettuce Wrap with Avocado Yogurt Dressing

Here's a tasty way to transform ordinary canned tuna into a delicious lunch. These low-calorie, low-carb lettuce wraps are filled with hearts of palm, tomatoes, carrots and onion and topped with a light avocado dressing.

Ingredients:

  • 4 large leaves Butter or Bibb Lettuce
  • 4 oz good quality tuna in olive oil, drained* (I used Tonino)
  • 1 heart of palm, drained and sliced
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup shredded or grated carrot
  • 2 thinly sliced red onion, separated into rings
  • 2 tablespoon Avocado Yogurt Dressing (recipe follows)
For the Avocado Yogurt Dressing (makes about 2/3 cup):
  • 1/2 cup 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 small avocado (1 oz)
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeds and membrane removed for mild heat
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Juice from 1/4 lime
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon water, as needed

Directions:

For Dressing:
  1. Place all the ingredients in a small blender and blend until smooth. If the dressing is too thick, add more water as needed.
To assemble the wraps:
  1. Place lettuce leaves on a plate or cutting board. Top each leaf with 1 oz of tuna, hearts of palm, tomatoes, carrots and red onion.
  2. Drizzle each wrap with 1 tablespoon of dressing and eat right away.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 2 servings, Serving Size: 2 wraps/ 2 tbsp dressing

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points:
  • Points +: 4
  • Calories: 162
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Sodium: 37mg
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 20g