These Sesame Tuna Lettuce Wraps are healthy, easy to make, and are on the table in under 20 minutes, prep time included!
When the clock hits 5pm I feel like it is the start of a relay race. I sit tapping my fingers on my desk staring at the clock at 4:49 and jump out of my chair as soon as the clock hits 5:00. I run (I literally run) to my car, jump in and then it is time to start the million list of things that have to get done.
Run to the gym, go home and take care of the dogs, make dinner, do a load of laundry, sweep up the (never ending) dog hair, clean the kitchen, pack lunch for the next day, check emails, and before you know it, it’s bedtime. Then you get up and do the whole thing again!
Even though I totally love cooking, some days I need life to be a bit easier. I need to have dinner prepped and ready in under 20 minutes. Oh, and I need it to be healthy! And delicious! That sounds like an impossible task, doesn’t it?
Not anymore! These Sesame Tuna Lettuce Wraps are healthy, easy, and are on the table in under 20 minutes, prep time included!
These wraps are packed with Bumble Bee® Chunk White Albacore Tuna that is cooked in an Asian sauce along with crunchy snow peas, fresh carrots and peanuts all wrapped in cool, crisp lettuce! These wraps are packed with flavor and they satisfy any craving you would have for take out without the guilt!
I used Bumble Bee® Albacore Chunk white tuna because it is an easy and delicious way to add a variety of nutrients to your diet, including lean protein, healthy fat, and important vitamins and minerals. I know tuna may not be a traditional ingredient in Asian cooking but it complements the flavors perfectly. Not only that, but tuna is also affordable and really easy because there is no precooking.
Ingredients for Asian Tuna Lettuce Wraps
These healthy lettuce wraps come together with minimal ingredients, making them a dinnertime win! Here’s what goes into the easy lettuce wraps:
- Soy sauce
- Toasted sesame oil
- Rice vinegar
- Snow peas
- Bumble Bee® Chunk White Albacore in Water
- Unsalted peanuts
How to Make Asian Tuna Lettuce Wraps
Here’s how we make the healthy Asian lettuce wraps:
- Heat a large skillet to medium heat with about a teaspoon of oil and a little garlic.
- Add the thinly sliced carrots, snow peas and stir for about 2 minutes, just until the veggies are tender and lightly browned.
- Add the drained and rinsed tuna, and the sauce ingredients.
- Let the mixture heat all the way through and top with peanuts.
- Pile the tuna and veggies into a fresh lettuce wrap and voila! You are done!
What’s the Best Lettuce for Lettuce Wraps?
I recommend using butter lettuce, if possible. Iceberg and romaine lettuce are both too crunchy and don’t form sturdy “wraps,” whereas butter lettuce is more flexible and you can really pile on the toppings!
What to Serve with Lettuce Wraps
You can serve these Asian lettuce wraps as is, or you can make one of the following sides:
- Crispy Brussels Sprouts Fried Rice
- Kale and Red Pepper Fried Rice
- Air Fryer “Roasted” Broccoli
- Cauliflower Rice
- Sautéed Vegetables
Tips for the Best Lettuce Wraps
- To make this dish gluten-free, use a certified gluten-free soy sauce (I use LaChoy).
- Be sure to purchase canned tuna that’s been packed in water and not oil.
- I prefer using low-sodium soy sauce and unsalted peanuts in this dish, otherwise the lettuce wraps are far too salty for my taste.
More Healthy Dinner Recipes:
- Keto Tuna Casserole
- Chili Garlic Salmon and Broccoli Bowls
- Sesame Shrimp Skewers
- Keto Garlic Butter Salmon and Broccoli
- Jalapeño Lime Salmon
- 4 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce (Lachoy is gluten free)
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic (divided)
- 1/2 teaspoon siriacha
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
- 1/2 heaping cup snow peas
- 2 (5 ounce) cans Bumble Bee® Chunk White Albacore in Water, drained and rinsed well
- 1/4 cup unsalted peanuts
- 1/2 head of lettuce
- Combine the sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon of the minced garlic, siriacha, and honey in a small bowl. Stir until completely combined. Set aside.
- Heat a large skillet to medium and spray with cooking oil, or add about 1 teaspoon of sesame or olive oil to the skillet.
- Add the remaining minced garlic, carrots and snow peas. Let cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
- Add the rinsed and drained Bumble Bee Chunk White Albacore tuna and pour in the Asian sauce.
- Let cook 1 minute until heated through.
- Top with peanuts and serve in lettuce wraps.
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