Refreshing Tuna Lettuce Cups


Dive into the freshness of Refreshing Tuna Lettuce Cups, a light and nutritious meal that's perfect for a quick lunch or a healthy snack. These lettuce wraps are filled with a flavorful mix of tuna, crisp vegetables, and a tangy dressing, all nestled in tender lettuce leaves. They're not only low in calories but also packed with protein and essential nutrients, making them an ideal choice for a healthy, satisfying meal.

Refreshing Tuna Lettuce Cups

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 2 lettuce cups

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 120 kcal
  • Protein: 15 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 2 g


  • Canned Tuna in Water, drained: 200 g (7 oz)
  • Large Lettuce Leaves: 8
  • Diced Red Bell Pepper: 50 g (1.8 oz)
  • Diced Cucumber: 50 g (1.8 oz)
  • Chopped Green Onions: 30 g (1 oz)
  • Greek Yogurt: 60 ml (2 oz)
  • Dijon Mustard: 15 ml (0.5 oz)
  • Lemon Juice: 15 ml (0.5 oz)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a bowl, mix the tuna, bell pepper, cucumber, and green onions.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  3. Combine the dressing with the tuna mixture.
  4. Spoon the tuna salad into the lettuce leaves, dividing evenly.
  5. Serve immediately.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use iceberg or butter lettuce for a crisp and sturdy wrap.
  • For added flavor, mix in herbs like dill or parsley.
  • Make sure to drain the tuna well to avoid soggy wraps.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different type of protein?

Absolutely, try chicken or chickpeas as an alternative.

How long can I store these wraps?

It's best to eat them fresh, but you can store the tuna salad in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Are these wraps keto-friendly?

Yes, they are low in carbs and suitable for a keto diet.