We love this easy recipe because it is the fastest and healthiest way to transform ordinary canned tuna into a delicious lunch! These low-calorie, low-carb and bariatric friendly lettuce wraps are filled with hearts of palm, tomatoes, carrots and onion and topped with a light avocado dressing. Yum, enjoy in confidence!
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
*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.
Servings: 4, Serving Size: 2 wraps/2 tbsp dressing
Protein: 20 grams
Carbs: 10 grams
Fat: 5 grams