Butter Leaf Lettuce Spicy Tuna Recipe

This Butter Leaf Lettuce Spicy Tuna Recipe is a healthy, tasty lunch or snack, with a spicy tuna mixture wrapped in lettuce leaves!

Butter Leaf Lettuce Spicy Tuna Recipe

This past weekend, when I got home from traveling to the sunshine, I bundled up when getting off the plane at midnight, back to snowy central Oregon.

The snow and 6 degrees greeted me as I stepped off the plane.

I’ve had a few friends asking me how we’re surviving over here in all the snow and “newness” for our family.

My answer: We love it.

Butter Leaf Lettuce Spicy Tuna Recipe

Butter Leaf Lettuce Spicy Tuna Recipe

Life moves slower. We have more time to think, pray, and even slow down in our eating. We’re reaching for healthy food options, like today’s Spicy Tuna Lettuce Wraps, with a simple can of Albacore tuna.

So simple, it takes no time to make. And you just feel good after eating a lettuce wrap, don’t you? This Butter Leaf Lettuce Spicy Tuna Recipe is one of our daughter’s go-to recipes!

Butter Leaf Lettuce Spicy Tuna Recipe

I’ve been thinking about how, when we are rushed, we just pound down the food, and run to the next thing.

But we enjoyed a meal together, looking out into the beautiful, serene picture of white icicles hanging, the rich blue skies.

Butter Leaf Lettuce Spicy Tuna Recipe

Here’s what happened yesterday. We were both working away toward a couple of deadlines, and it would have been easier to keep going.

Instead, we grabbed a healthy lunch. Drank an extra glass of water. Put on our snowshoes. And headed out for a couple of hours to enjoy nature, the white and glowing blue landscape.

Butter Leaf Lettuce Spicy Tuna Recipe

We stopped at one point and laid down in the snow, sun beating on our faces. Haggis nearby, on watch.

We held hands.

Butter Leaf Lettuce Spicy Tuna Recipe

And then we talked in depth about goals, our family, God’s plan for our life, and gratitude.

We came back changed. We always come back changed.

Butter Leaf Lettuce Spicy Tuna Recipe

There’s something about the outdoors that forces your thoughts to God. You just come back a different person.

Have you experienced this, too?

Butter Leaf Lettuce Spicy Tuna Recipe

Butter Leaf Lettuce Spicy Tuna Recipe

Yield: 6-8 wraps

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 head butter leaf lettuce
  • 1 medium bell pepper
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 can albacore tuna, drained
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Vegenaise
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • Chili flakes for sprinkling

Directions:

  1. Slice pepper and cucumber into medium-thin strips. Set aside.
  2. Rinse and dry lettuce leaves.
  3. Lightly drain tuna. In medium bowl, combine with olive oil, Vegenaise, pepper, and Sriracha.
  4. Evenly distribute tuna and veggies onto lettuce leaves. Sprinkle with chili peppers.

More healthy lunch recipes:

Salmon Spring Rolls

Pickled Mango Cucumber Salad

Irish Pub Salad (so good!)

Butter Leaf Lettuce Spicy Tuna Recipe

3 comments

  1. Sounds heavenly what beautiful scenery!  Enjoy reading your site and great recipes! I love Bend, Oregon.

  2. Yummy! Love lettuce wraps. I do love the beauty and peacefulness of the outdoors and admit I don’t get out in it enough.

  3. Loved this.  Next time I will try it with chili garlic sauce in place of the sciracha.  

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