Tuna Lettuce Wrap with Avocado Yogurt Dressing

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This low-calorie, low-carb tuna lettuce wrap with avocado yogurt dressing transforms ordinary canned tuna into a tasty light lunch filled with hearts of palm, tomatoes, carrots and onion.

This low-calorie, low-carb tuna lettuce wrap with avocado yogurt dressing transforms ordinary canned tuna into a tasty light lunch filled with hearts of palm, tomatoes, carrots and onion.Tuna Lettuce Wrap with Avocado Yogurt Dressing

Lettuce wraps make this recipe naturally gluten-free, low-carb, keto, and paleo, whole30 & dairy-free with a dairy free greek yogurt.  More lettuce wraps I love are BLT Lettuce WrapsBuffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps, and Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

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.

How To Make Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps are low-carb, keto, gluten-free and low calorie, and don’t interfere with the flavors of the filling. A few tips when making lettuce wraps:

  • Look for lettuce leaves that are large enough to hold the filling.
  • I also like to using iceberg lettuce for larger cups. Romaine lettuce and baby romaine are also great.
  • If you prefer, you can turn this into a big chopped salad by simply serving this over a bowl over chopped lettuce.
This low-calorie, low-carb tuna lettuce wrap with avocado yogurt dressing transforms ordinary canned tuna into a tasty light lunch filled with hearts of palm, tomatoes, carrots and onion.
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Tuna Lettuce Wrap with Avocado Yogurt Dressing

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162 Cals 20 Protein 10 Carbs 5 Fats
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 2 servings
COURSE: Lunch
CUISINE: American
This low-calorie, low-carb tuna lettuce wrap with avocado yogurt dressing transforms ordinary canned tuna into a tasty light lunch filled with hearts of palm, tomatoes, carrots and onion.

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, or dairy free version
  • 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

Instructions

For Dressing:

  • 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:

  • 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.
  • Drizzle each wrap with 1 tablespoon of dressing and eat right away.

Nutrition

Serving: 2wraps/ 2 tbsp dressing, Calories: 162kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 37mg, Fiber: 2.5g, Sugar: 1g
Blue Smart Points: 2
Green Smart Points: 2
Purple Smart Points: 2
Points +: 4
Keywords: avocado dressing recipe, how to make lettuce wraps, Tuna Lettuce Wrap with Avocado Yogurt Dressing, tuna lettuce wraps, tuna salad wrap
This low-calorie, low-carb tuna lettuce wrap with avocado yogurt dressing transforms ordinary canned tuna into a tasty light lunch filled with hearts of palm, tomatoes, carrots and onion.
This low-calorie, low-carb tuna lettuce wrap with avocado yogurt dressing transforms ordinary canned tuna into a tasty light lunch filled with hearts of palm, tomatoes, carrots and onion.

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28 comments

  1. The avocado dressing ! I had to sighn up!

  2. So I decided to make myself a taco salad while my family were havinf regular tacos. I used this recipe for the dressing.
    IT WAS AMAZING! I actually think that I ended up enjoying my salad much more than they did!
    Thanks for this delicous recipe!

  3. If you drizzle each wrap with 1 tablespoon then it should say 4 tablespoons of the dressing

  4. These were awesome! How many calories for just one serving (2 Tbsp) of the avocado yogurt dressing? This is my new favorite sauce. Thanks so much!!

  5. Can I make extra avocado resting and freeze it?

  6. Yes, please! Those look awesome.

  7. Hi Gina! I'm allergic to tuna. What would you recommend using as a substitute?

  8. Great idea..better than plain mayonnaise for tuna…

  9. I like the idea of mixing the avocado with the yogurt (plus other things) as a dressing. I would eat this as an all-out salad instead of a wrap!

    Thanks!

  10. I saw this recipe in the morning and then made it for dinner. It was super delicious. I did, however, substitute the tuna with canned chicken. I recently gave up breads and tortillas so this was perfect. Thanks for sharing it.

  11. If you transported the wraps and the dressing separately, would this keep for lunch the following day? We just happened to have stocked up on canned tuna this week, and this looks like a great lunch to take to work!

  12. Looks wonderful! Gina – I just got an ice cream maker and was looking through your recipes. Any luck with a skinny green tea ice cream? I saw you mentioned it in a post somewhere way back when. Thanks!

  13. Love this – light & healthy!

  14. Light and healthy! My kind of recipe! (Plus I love avocado dressing!) Your pics are beautiful.

  15. Looks yummy! Shouldn't the number of servings be 2?

    • Gina says earlier in the blog, "I found two to fill me up, but the calories are low enough you could easily eat three."

      So you'll need to double (or triple) your calories, etc.

    • Yes it's 2 servings, thanks for pointing that out. Makes 4 wraps

  16. Salad on big leaf of lettuce is a great idea! It's like a taco! Amazing recipe!

    Giulia
    www.leggitea.it
    www.leggiteablog.wordpress.com

  17. It says to eat right away, so I assume they wouldn't be good to take to work for lunch?

    • I often take salads & fixings to work for lunch. I "deconstruct" at home, and "reconstruct" at lunchtime. You could put most of the ingredients into a bowl w/lid, and the lettuce into a separate bowl or bag, and the dressing into a tiny bowl w/lid. With the lime added, the avocado should remain green.

      I keep a large bowl at work just to reconstruct the salad fixings.

      Hope this helps. 🙂

    • The best way to keep avocado (in any form) is to add some powdered Vitamin C. (This works great for basil in pesto as well.) The avocado will stay bright green (or yellow) for over a week.

    • You can easily take this to work and assemble before eating. Wrap the avocado tight with plastic wrap.

  18. These look fantastic! I love that they are easy if you don't have fresh fish on hand (though these made with salmon would be incredible!). I'd add my favorite new spring veggie – sliced radishes!

    xo Rachel

  19. Yum! These looks delicious! I'm trying to eat a lot healthier so these seem perfect! 🙂 X.

    Amylaurenxo.blogspot.co.uk