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Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

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These tasty tuna salad lettuce wraps are a super simple no cook meal to pull together. They're tasty, healthy, ready in minutes, and are perfect for lunch or a light dinner.

The creamy tuna salad and the crispy lettuce are a perfect combination. If you're looking for a low-carb, easy recipe for lunch, or you just love tuna salad, you've got to try this recipe!

Tuna salad lettuce wraps on a plate.

This tuna salad is great for meal prep or a take-to-work lunch. It has the perfect balance of creamy dressing with an added crunch from the veggies. 

This high protein meal is full of veggies and a healthy weekday lunch recipe you'll want to make week after week.

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Here's how to make a delicious, low carb tuna salad recipe.

Ingredients for tuna salad lettuce wraps.
  • Canned tuna - I recommend albacore or white tuna packed in water. 
  • Lettuce - Romaine or butter are the best lettuce types for this recipe because of the slight crunch. See substitutions below for the variety of lettuces that will work
  • Mayonnaise or Greek yogurt - This will give the tuna salad its creaminess. You can use mayo or Greek yogurt, depending on your preference. 
  • Celery & cucumbers - These veggies help add a nice crunch to the tuna lettuce wraps and boost their flavor. You can use English or Persian cucumbers. 
  • Shallot - The shallot adds just the right amount of onion flavor. See substitutions below if you don't have any on hand. 
  • Fresh parsley - A bit of fresh parsley adds a nice, fresh flavor.  
  • Dijon mustard and fresh lemon juice - These add a bit of tang to the recipe. If you don't have Dijon mustard, check out these substitutes for Dijon mustard.
  • Spices - Sea salt, paprika, garlic powder, and ground black pepper are used to season these healthy tuna lettuce wraps. 

Optional toppings include sesame seeds, pickle relish, sliced green onions, chopped fresh dill, chopped cilantro, or other fresh herbs.

See the recipe card for quantities.


First, drain each can of tuna. Chop your vegetables and herbs.

Chopped cucumber, shallot, celery, and herbs.

Combine the tuna, mayonnaise, vegetables, and spices in a large mixing bowl.

Ingredients for tuna salad in a metal mixing bowl.

Stir till fully combined.

Tuna salad in a mixing bowl.

Spoon the tuna mixture into the lettuce leaves.

Four romaine lettuce wraps with tuna salad on a cutting board.

Top with optional toppings and serve immediately. 

Serve with optional chopped herbs and a side like a dill pickle or some fruit skewers!

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Substitutions & Variations

Want to make some changes to these tuna wraps? Here are some optional ingredient swaps to make.

  • Lettuce - You can use several types of green leaf lettuce for this recipe - including romaine lettuce leaves, iceberg lettuce leaves, or butter lettuce (also called Bibb lettuce)
  • Shallot - Red or green onion can be substituted for the shallot. Use ½ a small red onion or 2 sliced green onions in place of the shallot. If your red onion is pungent, I suggest soaking it in ice water for 5 minutes to cut the overpowering onion flavor.
  • Mayo/Greek Yogurt - Swap the mayonnaise for an equal amount of Greek yogurt or vegan mayo.
  • Bell Peppers - Add chopped bell peppers to the tuna lettuce wraps or swap them for the cucumbers. I like using red pepper because they add a great pop of color!
A hand holding tuna salad wraps.


This tuna lettuce wrap recipe will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

I suggest storing the tuna salad in a separate container from the lettuce - this keeps the lettuce crispy!

Tips for Making this Recipe

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Specialty Ingredients - You can use any type of tuna you'd like for this recipe, but I am a big fan of Wild Planet's Albacore Tuna and their Skipjack Wild Tuna. I think they have the best flavor and they're sustainably caught.

Recommended Tools - Here's the type of cutting board I use and the chef's knife I love for chopping vegetables.

Diet/Allergy Alternatives - If you don't want to use mayonnaise or Greek yogurt, you can swap them for a few tablespoons of olive oil.

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Yield: 2 servings (8 wraps total)

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Tuna salad lettuce wraps on a plate.

These tasty tuna salad lettuce wraps are easy to pull together and ready in just a few minutes!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 cans (5 ounces each) of tuna, drained
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 ribs celery, finely diced
  • 1 English cucumber, finely diced
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 to 10 leaves of Romaine lettuce or butter lettuce
  • Optional toppings - sesame seeds, sliced green onions, chopped parsley or other soft herbs like dill or cilantro


  1. Combine the tuna, mayonnaise, chopped celery, chopped bell pepper, chopped shallot, chopped parsley, mustard, lemon juice, salt, paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper in a large bowl. Stir till fully combined.
  2. Spoon into the lettuce leaves.
  3. Top with optional toppings and serve immediately. 

Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 360Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 1002mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 28g

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