This spicy tuna wrap is a healthy, flavorful wrap you can make for lunch. It’s easy, quick, and requires only a few ingredients. On top of it all, it’s low calorie.
Tuna salad is a pretty standard lunch item for eating healthy and trying to lose weight. It’s simple, inexpensive, and tuna has a lot of added health benefits.
But sometimes, the plain tuna salad gets a little old. Instead, why not try spicy tuna salad?
Imagine the similar flavors you might get from a spicy tuna sushi roll but without the carb-loaded rice. This roll is also packed with nutritious carrots, cucumbers, and avocado.
Have you ever added hot sauce to your tuna salad? It’s pretty delicious and is a great way to mix it up.
Additionally, these wraps are much lower in calories than if you were to have a sushi roll. In fact, each wrap has only 207 calories.
You can also easily make these wraps gluten-free by using a gluten-free wrap like this one.
They make a great low-calorie lunch item (you could even have a few!) or a spicy afternoon snack.
Ingredients You’ll Need
Tortilla wraps – Wraps are incredibly versatile. They are especially great as bread substitutes for sandwiches.
Always look at the carbohydrate, calorie, and sugar amount before purchasing.
Carrots – They also go well with so many different flavors. For example, with this wrap, they pair really great with the spicy siracha and cool cucumbers.
Avocado – Avocado is a great item full of healthy fats, potassium, and fiber. They are pretty mild, so they also go really well with different tastes.
Make sure that the avocado is ripe prior to cutting into it. You want it to be slightly soft to touch.
English cucumber – Cucumbers are a healthy, simple vegetable that is pretty easy to find year-round. They are another ingredient that goes really well with the spicy and saltiness of Asian cuisine.
Tuna – Tuna has elevated levels of omega-3 fatty acids. The omega-3 fatty acids are great for heart health.
When buying tuna, try to find wild-caught tuna for the most sustainable option. Wild Planet is a great brand to try.
Greek yogurt – Greek yogurt is low in sugar and high in protein. It provides the creaminess you want for a dressing but not as much unhealthy fats and oils.
Soy sauce – Soy sauce is a pretty common ingredient when it comes to Asian food and sushi. You’re going to want some high-quality soy sauce to get the best flavor.
If you are eating gluten-free, tamari is a good replacement option.
Sriracha sauce – Some people love sriracha, and some people hate it. If you’re someone that loves it, you know it’s a great way to add heat and flavor to any dish.
Sriracha pairs well with Asian and Mexican food and foods like eggs, hamburgers, and salads.
How to Make Spicy Tuna Wrap
First, let’s gather all of the ingredients. Then, we will make the tuna salad.
Combine the drained tuna, Greek yogurt, sriracha, and soy sauce.
If you’d like, you can start adding the sriracha little by little to see if you want the heat that it brings. Start with 1-2 teaspoons, and then add more as you like.
Now, lay the tortillas flat. Then scoop a small portion of the tuna salad onto the wrap.
Next, lay the matchstick-shaped cucumbers and carrots on top of the salad. Also, add the sliced avocado.
Roll up the wrap tightly so that it stays together.
Cut each wrap in half so that each piece is easy to grab-and-go.
What Can You Add to Tuna to Make it Taste Better?
Tuna doesn’t always have to be the standard tuna salad with mayonnaise, onions, and celery. There are lots of delicious items you can add to tuna to make it tastier.
It’s always best to use a dressing with tuna, as it’s usually pretty dry to eat plain. You can use oil and vinegar if you would instead not use something creamy.
In addition to Greek yogurt, avocado mayonnaise is another healthy option if you want the dressing to be creamy.
There are some tasty mix-ins you could add to the tuna, too. These mix-ins can include:
- Diced apples
- Fresh chopped chives or scallions
- Dried cranberries
- Hardboiled eggs
- Fresh or canned peas
- Fresh basil or parsley
How Long Will Tuna Wraps Last in the Fridge?
The tuna wraps can last a few hours or even a few days in the fridge.
If you want to keep them for a few days, it’s best to store the ingredients separately in different containers.
So, you will want to make the tuna salad and then keep it in an air-tight bowl until you’re ready to build the wrap. You can also cut the carrots and cucumbers ahead of time.
Those items could be stored in the same container. But leave the avocado for when you are actually making the wrap.
It will oxidize and go brown if you cut it ahead of time.
Small food prep containers like these will work really well.
Alternatively, it’s ok to make them ahead of time if you plan on eating the wrap later in the day. Wrapping them in beeswax wrap like this is a great way to store the tuna wraps for lunch.
Check out more 200 calorie meals like this here.
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- 1 ½ cup carrots (cut into matchsticks)
- 1 avocado (deseeded, peeled and sliced)
- 1 English cucumber (cut into long sticks)
- 8 oz tuna (canned)
- 4 tbsp greek yogurt
- 2 tsp soy sauce (low sodium)
- 4 tsp sriracha sauce
- In a bowl mix together tuna, yogurt, soy sauce, and sriracha sauce.
- Spread the tortillas. Place tuna mixture to the right of the center of the tortillas.
- Divide carrots, avocado, and English cucumber between the wraps to top up the tuna.
- Gently wrap up the tortillas. Cut it in a half and serve.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 7 wraps Serving Size: 1 wrap
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 207Total Fat: 7.6gSaturated Fat: 1.4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5.7gCholesterol: 1.3mgSodium: 291mgCarbohydrates: 28gNet Carbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 4.1gProtein: 8.5g
Nutritional values were obtained with automatic software using the amounts of products used. To get the most accurate representation of the nutritional values, you should calculate them with the actual ingredients used in your recipe. You are solely responsible for the nutritional information obtained to be accurate.