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Asian Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups made with solid white albacore tuna in just minutes have all the flavors of your favorite Asian salad with added protein. Perfect for lunch!

Asian Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups made with solid white albacore tuna in just minutes have all the flavors of your favorite Asian salad with added protein. Perfect for lunch!Asian Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups have all the flavors of your favorite Asian salad you get at your favorite restaurants but with so much more lean protein and flavor. With the lettuce cups you can easily pack these for lunch and you won’t have a soggy salad to contend with. Ā This delicious lunch optionĀ isĀ made with solid white albacore tuna from Bumble BeeĀ® Seafoods, who generously sponsored this post.

You’ll think this recipe is aĀ total breeze to make because it’s just a few simple ingredients and a simple dressing. Since we are serving them in the lettuce cups we benefit from the fact that there aren’t any ingredients that can go soggy in the meantime. The beautiful colorful sticks are actually watermelon radish pieces which add a nice crunch as well as some fun to the mix.
Asian Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups made with solid white albacore tuna in just minutes have all the flavors of your favorite Asian salad with added protein. Perfect for lunch!

Bumble BeeĀ® Solid White Albacore Tuna is perfect for this healthy dish because it is affordable, delicious, and high in protein. (See bumblebee.com for full nutritional facts.) Ā You can see the difference from chunk tuna immediately after opening the can. The chunks of the albacore tuna are much larger than your standard can of tuna and the result is a flakier fish withĀ firm texture and fresh taste which is wild caught.

Adding tuna to your lunch rotation is healthy, quick and an easy low cost way to have a high protein lunch that you can easily use in paleo or gluten-free diets. This recipe is fast and easy and only needs a single bowl to make.Asian Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups made with solid white albacore tuna in just minutes have all the flavors of your favorite Asian salad with added protein. Perfect for lunch!

In addition to being a delicious protein you can also feel good about your ingredient choice becauseĀ Bumble BeeĀ® Solid White Albacore is Non GMO Project Verified.

If you are looking for some alternate ways to serve up theseĀ Asian Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups, here are some delicious options:

  • If serving family style, you can spoon it over a bowl of chopped butter lettuce.
  • Additional toppings can include cucumber, grape tomatoes, sliced water chestnuts and sliced jicama.
  • If you want to add a creamier flavor to the dressing you can add in 2 tablespoons of peanut butter (this is SO delicious, trust me).
  • Chopped almonds, peanuts or cashews can add another layer of texture and flavor.
  • If you don’t have fresh garlic or ginger, you can add ⅛ teaspoon of each in powdered form instead.
  • You can wrap the filling in rice paper or tortillas for a delicious wrapped option (I would still include butter lettuce in both of those though).

Looking for additional Asian salad recipes on the blog?

Asian Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups made with solid white albacore tuna in just minutes have all the flavors of your favorite Asian salad with added protein. Perfect for lunch!

Try this recipe for yourself and discover why Only Bumble BeeĀ® Albacore Will Doā„¢. Then leave me a comment below and tell me what you thought of it. You may never go back to tuna salad made with mayonnaise again!

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Asian Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups

Asian Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups made with solid white albacore tuna in just minutes have all the flavors of your favorite Asian salad with added protein. Perfect for lunch!
Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Asian
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 10 ounces Bumble BeeĀ® Solid White Albacore Tuna
  • 1 large carrot , finely shredded
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 green onion , chopped
  • 1 watermelon radish , julienned
  • Butter lettuce for serving
  • sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions

  • Add everything except the butter lettuce to a small bowl and mix gently.
  • Serve in lettuce cups and garnish with sesame seeds.

Notes

Adapted from Simply Recipes
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Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2630IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.6mg
Keyword: Asian Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups, lettuce cups, tuna salad

Asian Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups made with solid white albacore tuna in just minutes have all the flavors of your favorite Asian salad with added protein. Perfect for lunch!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bumble BeeĀ® Seafoods.

Asian Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups made with solid white albacore tuna in just minutes have all the flavors of your favorite Asian salad with added protein. Perfect for lunch!

Asian Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups made with solid white albacore tuna in just minutes have all the flavors of your favorite Asian salad with added protein. Perfect for lunch!
Asian Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups made with solid white albacore tuna in just minutes have all the flavors of your favorite Asian salad with added protein. Perfect for lunch!
Asian Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups made with solid white albacore tuna in just minutes have all the flavors of your favorite Asian salad with added protein. Perfect for lunch!

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert ā€“ Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. How did I miss this post? I loved your PF Chang’s-style chicken lettuce cups…now I’m ready to try these for a nice fresh weekend lunch.

    Thank you! Plus who doesn’t love budget-friendly canned tuna? Bravo.

  2. I’ve never even thought to try lettuce wraps with tuna! What a smart and easy idea for lunch!