Light & Tangy Tuna Wraps
After a quick break to celebrate the holidays, I am thrilled to say that I am back and full to the brim with incredible recipes to share with all of you! I can’t promise that they will all be healthy (I know we all want to follow those brand spankin’ new resolutions…) but I can promise that they will all be good. Really good. As in, good enough that I serve them to my husband and kids, family, and friends. Ere go, they are good enough to post here.
I am going to start off 2015 with a sandwich that likes to do a disappearing act at my house. My kids inhale this wrap like it is their last meal and since it is full of only light and healthy good things for them, I am totally fine with that. I make it for lunch and BOOM! they make it disappear. Its a deal we have. I practically have to hide my serving just to make sure my family doesn’t swipe it. Sheesh! You would think that no one feeds them around here!!
That was a figure of speech. All I seem to do is feed ’em, the leeches….
This wrap has no dairy in it, and no sauce. It gets the wonderful crunch from the veggies and the refreshing bite and tang from the capers and lemon. Your tastebuds definitely stand up with a happy salute with this one. I like a whole wheat wrap as a delivery vessel for my lunch, but this exact same recipe is stellar in a lettuce wrap as well so do whatever is right for you. Either way, it is an awesome way to start the new year-with or without a healthy resolution!
Light & Tangy Tuna Wraps
This recipe makes four, nice sized wraps. Add whatever veggies suit your fancy. Listed below are the ones that go well with the flavors here but I generally use whatever I have on hand at the time. This tuna mixture is also great just added as a scoop on top of fresh spinach and veggies so feel free to skip the wrap altogether!
1 large can (12 oz) chunk tuna packed in water, drained well
1 T capers
1 T chopped parsley
1 T extra virgin olive oil or grape seed oil
pinch of salt and pepper
zest of 1/2 lemon, optional
1/2 large english cucumber (or regular cucumber, peeled or scored), cut into strips
1 carrot, julienned or grated
1 sweet bell pepper, cleaned and julienned
1 avocado, sliced
4 whole wheat tortillas, fajita sized
In a medium bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients gently with a fork until combined. Divide the mixture among the four tortillas. Add the fresh vegetables that you prefer and wrap. Enjoy!
Note: This is a good wrap to prepare and take with you for lunch!