Looking for a light lunch recipe that is packed with protein? Try these tuna lettuce wraps! They are beyond easy to make…you’ll whip up some of my Greek yogurt tuna salad, then spoon it right into crispy romaine lettuce leaves. You won’t miss the mayo in the tuna salad, because Greek yogurt is just as creamy.

Greek yogurt tuna lettuce wraps on a speckled plate on top of a wooden cutting board

I’m a bigggg tuna salad fan!

As a Registered Dietitian who follows a pescatarian diet, canned tuna is a staple in my pantry because it is an affordable and easy way to add lots of protein to a meal.

We’ve been stuck in a heatwave on the East Coast for a few weeks, and when it’s 90°F or hotter, I do NOT want to turn on the oven or the stove.

I’ve been digging easy to prepare, cool and refreshing meals!

This tuna lettuce wrap recipe is ideal for those days when you crave something nutritious but are feeling hot, tired, lazy, or a combination of all three.

It’s ready in 10 minutes, requires just one bowl, and absolutely no cooking!

Tuna lettuce wraps ingredients measured out on a wooden cutting board

Ingredients

All you need is a batch of my no mayo Greek yogurt tuna salad and crispy romaine lettuce:

  • Canned tuna: You can make tuna salad with whatever type of canned tuna you prefer, but I recommend using white albacore tuna packed in water.
  • Plain Greek yogurt: I use 5% full fat or 2% reduced fat plain Greek yogurt when I make tuna salad. A bit of fat in yogurt is richer and less tangy than fat free yogurt. Greek yogurt is a smart swap for mayonnaise in tuna salad – it is lower in saturated fat and much higher in protein, plus it contributes a little calcium and vitamin B12. Read about the nutrition benefits of Greek yogurt here!
  • Dijon mustard: This adds a nice bite and well rounded flavor to your tuna salad.
  • Dill pickles: Chopped up dill pickles are the best way to add some crunch to your tuna salad!
  • Dill: You can use fresh or dried, I’ve made my tuna salad with both, based on what I have on hand.
  • Kosher salt: Salt enhances all the flavors of your tuna salad. Feel free to add a few cracks of black pepper, too!
  • Romaine lettuce: I love romaine lettuce for lettuce wraps – it is easy to find in most grocery stores and has the perfect crispy crunch. You could also use butter lettuce!

Step-by-step instructions

tuna salad in a bowl before being mixed
1. Drain the tuna. In a small mixing bowl, combine drained tuna with Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, chopped pickles, dill, and salt.
tuna salad in a bowl
2. Use a spoon to mix together the tuna salad.
three tuna lettuce wraps on a speckled plate
3. Peel off some whole leaves from a head of romaine and wash and dry them. Add a few big spoonfuls of tuna salad to the romaine leaves.

Serve these lettuce wraps right away while they are nice and cold and crunchy.

If you want to prep the tuna salad ahead of time, go for it! Just assemble the lettuce wraps right before you decide you want to eat them to maximize freshness and crispy texture.

Canned tuna nutrition benefits

Canned tuna is a super nutritious, affordable, and widely available in most grocery stores.

Tuna is low in saturated fat and high in protein.

A 6.5 ounce can of water-packed tuna provides:

  • 32 grams of protein
  • 2 mcg vitamin D (10% of your daily needs)
  • 2.8 mg iron (16% of your daily needs)
  • 4.29 mcg vitamin B12 (179% of your daily needs)
  • 16.6 mg niacin (104% of your daily needs)
  • 0.534 mg vitamin B6 (31% of your daily needs)
  • 113.23 mcg selenium (206% of your daily needs)
  • 1.1 mg zinc (10% of your daily needs)
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Greek yogurt tuna lettuce wraps on a speckled plate on top of a wooden cutting board

10-Minute Healthy Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

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  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh, RD
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: No bake
  • Cuisine: American
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Description

Looking for a light lunch recipe that is packed with protein? Try these tuna lettuce wraps! They are beyond easy to make…you’ll whip up some of my Greek yogurt tuna salad, then spoon it right into crispy romaine lettuce leaves. You won’t miss the mayo in the tuna salad, because Greek yogurt is just as creamy.


Ingredients

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  • 3 cans of white albacore tuna, drained
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt, 2% or 5% fat
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 small or petite dill pickles, diced small
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped, or 1 tsp dried dill
  • Pinch of Kosher salt
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce, whole leaves removed, washed, and dried


Instructions

  1. Make the tuna salad: In a small mixing bowl, combine the drained tuna, Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, dill, and Kosher salt. Use a spoon to mix everything together well.
  2. Spoon a few generous scoops of tuna salad into the romaine lettuce leaves.
  3. Enjoy while cold and crunchy!

Notes

To use for meal prep: 

  • Prepare tuna salad.
  • Wash and dry romaine leaves. Store them in an airtight container or ziploc baggie with a paper towel in it.
  • Assemble when you are ready to eat.