Want a nutritious and satisfying lunch without heavy carbs? Zesty White Bean and Tuna Lettuce Wraps are a great lunch option when trying to cut back on the breads and other starches. A healthy lunch packed with complex carbohydrates, protein and fiber. Plus, the beans and tuna are a good source of vitamins B-6, A, B-12, potassium and magnesium. It’s not your ordinary tuna salad, this one has zip from a little Dijon mustard and lots of capers. There’s plenty dill and parsley and just enough mayonnaise to hold everything together and make things a tad creamy. Perfect with crunchy sprouts and butter leaf lettuce.
These wonderful Zesty White Bean and Tuna Lettuce Wraps are easy to toss together for a quick lunch. The salad can be made ahead of time and wrapped in lettuce at the last minute. Also a good way to extend that can of tuna if you’re looking to have budget friendly meals. If you love white beans, you’ll also want to check out Braised Celery and White Beans Enjoy!
Recipe source for Zesty White Bean and Tuna Lettuce Wraps: Compelled To Cook
- 4 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp sour cream
- 3 tsp dijon mustard
- 3 each green onions thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp capers drained and chopped
- 1 rib celery finely diced
- 1 tbsp fresh dill chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
- generous pinch salt
- generous pinch pepper
- 1 cup cooked white beans I used navy beans
- 184g tin water packed tuna drained
- as needed butter leaf lettuce
- as needed pea shoots or sprouts
- In a medium size bowl stir together mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, green onions, capers, celery, dill, parsley, salt and pepper. Gently stir in tuna and white beans.
- Spread out 2-3 butter leaf lettuce leaves overlapping each leaf to create a solid surface for the salad. Mound an approximate 1/3 cup of tuna and bean salad onto the center of the lettuce bed. Wrap lettuce around salad, tucking in the ends as you roll, much like a cabbage roll. Cut in half and serve immediately.
Use any white bean that you like here as well as your favourite sprouts or pea shoots for crunch.
Recipe yields a generous 2 cups of tuna and bean salad.