I am sure I am not the only person looking for healthy and delicious recipes this New Year! For me the hardest meal to eat well at is lunch, because I get bored with the same old lunches day after day. So this week I put a different twist on basic tuna salad to make this tasty Southwestern Tuna Wrap.
To make it I combined Bumble BeeÂ® Albacore White Tuna with vegetables and beans for an easy and healthy lunch.
I have tuna for lunch a few times a week, because it is so easy. You can just open a can or a pouch, and it has lean protein, healthy fat, and important vitamins and minerals without too many calories. For this wrap I added healthy and colorful vegetables like tomatoes and peppers, along with olives for extra flavor.
To make the filling stick together I made a dressing from plain Greek yogurt mixed with lime juice and spices like chili powder and cumin to give it a southwestern touch. Hot sauce was a great addition to this recipe, and really added a flavor punch.
Then I wrapped it up in corn tortillas and served it with guacamole. It would be quite tasty as a stand alone salad too, or you could serve it over lettuce to add some greens to the meal. I really love this dish, because it tastes so much better than the basic tuna wrap I usually make. It always amazes me how making a few tweaks to a recipe can make it taste totally different!
- 2 cans white albacore tuna
- ½ yellow pepper
- 12 olives
- 12 cherry tomatoes
- 4 T cilantro
- ½ c. black beans
- 3 green onions
- ⅓ c. plain Greek yogurt
- ¼ t. ground cumin
- ½ t. salt
- ¼ t. chili powder
- ¼ t. ground pepper
- ¼ t. hot sauce
- 1 T lime juice
- 8 corn tortillas
- Chop the yellow pepper, olives, and green onions.
- Cut the tomatoes into quarters.
- Drain the tuna and mix it with the yellow pepper, olives, tomatoes, cilantro, green onions and black beans and stir.
- To make the dressing combine the greek yogurt and lime juice with all the spices and mix well.
- Roll up in corn tortillas and serve.
So this New Year change things up a little, because healthy doesn’t have to mean boring! What is your favorite recipe using Bumble BeeÂ® Tuna?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.