Thai Spicy Tuna Lettuce Wraps


Made with canned tuna, chile peppers, Thai basil, and cilantro, these lettuce wraps drizzled with spicy mayo are a delicious appetizer. Double up on servings if you want to serve them as a lighter main course. My family says they're so good, nobody will know they're made with canned tuna.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


Spicy Mayo:

  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce

  • 2 teaspoons mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoon Asian red chili paste (sambal)

Lettuce Wraps:

  • 3 (5 ounce) cans Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water, drained

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup chopped Thai basil

  • ¼ cup red bell pepper, diced

  • ¼ cup diced red onion

  • 1 medium carrot, shredded

  • 6 green onions, chopped, divided

  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

  • 4 teaspoons sesame oil

  • 3 teaspoons Asian red chili paste (sambal)

  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 medium lime, juiced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 3 cups gourmet salad greens

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon chopped Thai basil (Optional)


  1. Make the spicy mayo: Mix Sriracha, mayonnaise, and sambal together in a small bowl. Refrigerate until needed.

  2. Make the lettuce wraps: Empty drained tuna into a large bowl. Break up tuna into large chunks. Add 1/2 cup cilantro, 1/4 cup basil, bell pepper, onion, carrot, 2/3 of the green onions, and jalapeño pepper; gently mix to combine, being careful not to break tuna apart too much.

  3. Whisk sesame oil, sambal, sesame seeds, sugar, salt, pepper, lime juice, and garlic together in a small bowl. Pour dressing over tuna mixture and mix carefully.

  4. Spoon tuna mixture onto lettuce leaves and drizzle spicy mayo over top. Garnish with remaining green onions, cilantro, and basil.

Cook's Notes:

Use Thai chile peppers instead of jalapeño for a bit more spicy flavor.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

111 Calories
4g Fat
5g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 111
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 570mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 11mg 57%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 108mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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