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 Bee® 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
- 1/2 yellow pepper
- 12 olives
- 12 cherry tomatoes
- 4 Tablespon cilantro
- 1/2 cup black beans
- 3 green onions
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 Tablespoon 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.
Nutrition facts are estimates.
So this New Year change things up a little, because healthy doesn’t have to mean boring! What is your favorite recipe using Bumble Bee® Tuna?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.