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This tasty tuna wrap is a portable meal packed with vibrant flavors and wholesome goodness. Healthy tuna, a mix of fresh veggies, corn and beans are drizzled with a zesty chipotle mayo. A scoop of this savory filling is wrapped in a tender flour tortilla that’s lined with crisp lettuce.

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Healthy wraps with chipotle mayo served on a white plate with a cilantro garnish.

👩🏻‍🍳 Why This Recipe’s a Keeper

  • This tuna wrap is quick and easy to prepare in just 10 minutes. An ideal choice for busy days when you need a quick, simple meal without spending too much time in the kitchen.
  • It’s a budget-friendly meal. Tuna is an affordable protein option, and when combined with simple, readily-available ingredients, this tuna wrap is a cost-effective meal.
  • Tuna wraps are healthy, filling and satisfying. It’s a guilt-free meal you’ll feel good about eating and serving to others. The combination of the protein from tuna, the fiber from veggies, and carbs from the wrap makes it a filling, satisfying meal. They’re so delicious.
  • A convenient portable meal. Tuna wraps are excellent on-the-go meals. Whether you’re packing lunch for work, a picnic, or a quick snack, the portability of wraps makes them a convenient and mess-free option.
  • A crowd-pleasing recipe: Tuna wraps are a hit at family gatherings, potlucks, and casual meals with friends. With a delightful combination of flavors and textures, they have broad appeal and are well received by a variety of taste preferences.

🛒 Ingredients

For Chipotle Mayo

  • Mayonnaise: Adds creaminess, moisture and a subtle tangy flavor to the tuna mixture. I prefer Best Foods or Duke’s Mayo. But feel free to use your favorite brand.
  • Sour Cream: Similar to mayo, but with a different flavor profile. It has a distinct tangy taste that’s very refreshing. It adds creaminess to the tuna filling, for a smoother texture.
  • Lime Juice: Adds a bright and tangy acidity that helps balance the richness of the tuna and other creamy ingredients, creating a well-rounded flavor profile. It’s also a good source of vitamin C, which adds another healthy element to the tuna wrap.
  • Chipotle Powder: Made from smoked and dried jalapeño peppers, it contributes a smoky flavor and a light kick of heat. It makes the taste of the filling more interesting.
  • Kosher Salt: Enhances the natural flavor of the other ingredients. It helps balance and intensify the overall taste of the tuna wrap.
  • Freshly-Ground Black Pepper: Contributes a rustic, slightly spicy flavor to the filling. It also adds a delicious, earthy aroma that makes the tuna wrap more enticing.
Ingredients for making chipotle mayo.

For Tuna Wrap Filling

  • Canned Tuna (or StarKist Selects EVOO Yellowfin Tuna): Tuna packed in extra virgin olive oil has a rich, fruity flavor that enhances the overall taste of the tuna filling. But feel free to use any type of tuna you have on hand.
  • Corn (canned, grilled or frozen): The kernels contribute a natural sweetness and satisfying crunch. The yellow color creates a visual appeal that makes the tuna wrap very appetizing. Corn is also a good source of essential nutrients which is ideal for this healthy tuna wrap.
  • Canned Black Beans: Are a wholesome ingredient. The provide protein and fiber, which contributes to a well-balanced meal. Make sure to drain and rinse the beans thoroughly before adding them to the mixture. This will help remove excess sodium and cloudy water from the canned beans and provide a cleaner taste.
  • Bell Pepper: Contributes natural sweetness, vibrant color, and a fresh crunchy texture.
  • Red Onion: Adds a sharp zesty flavor, with a light spicy taste. It also adds nutrients, color, freshness, and a satisfying crunch.
  • Tomatoes: Add acidity and brightness. Tomatoes are juicy and their moisture content can add succulence to the tuna wrap. I prefer using vine-ripe tomatoes from the garden. But if prepping the wrap in advance, select tomatoes (like Roma) with a low-moisture content so your tuna wrap won’t become soggy.
  • Avocado: Adds creaminess and richness, creating a more interesting mouthfeel.
  • Fresh Cilantro: Contributes a fresh vibrant flavor with herbal and citrusy notes. But if you don’t like the taste of cilantro, feel free to leave it out.
  • Romaine Lettuce: Adds a crisp, refreshing crunch to the tuna wrap. Feel free to use your favorite type of lettuce, like butter lettuce or green leaf lettuce.
  • Tortilla Wraps: I often use Tortilla Land Tortillas from Costco, as these flour tortillas are large and thin. But you can use specialty tortillas (specifically made for tortilla wraps), multi-grain tortillas, whole-wheat tortillas, flavored tortillas, etc. The choice is up to you.
  • Homemade Chipotle Mayo: Adds rich delicious moisture to the filling, along with delicious flavor, and a touch of heat.
Ingredients for making healthy wraps with chipotle mayo laid out on a wooden board.

Expert Tips

  • Choose quality tuna and fresh ingredients. Drain the tuna well, as excess liquid can make the wrap soggy. Make sure the veggies are fresh with a great texture. This will deliver a tuna wrap with maximum flavor.
  • Add a citrus kick. Squeeze a bit of fresh lemon or lime juice over the filling for a citrusy kick that can brighten up the flavors.
  • How to make this tuna wrap healthier: Use low-fat mayo and low-fat sour cream. You can also substitute hummus for the chipotle mayo. If desired, skip the tortilla wrap and make lettuce wraps instead.
  • For a cozier eating experience, warm the tortilla before assembling the wrap. It will make the tortilla more pliable when folding, and will also enhance the eating experience. And if you love warm wraps, consider grilling the assembled wrap on a pan or a griddle for a few minutes on each side. This adds a nice texture and intensifies flavors.
  • Use parchment paper or foil to hold the tuna wrap together. This is especially helpful when making wraps in advance to take to work, school, or a picnic.
Wraps with chipotle mayo served on a wooden tray with a variety of fresh fruit.

📖 Recipe Steps

Prepare Chipotle Mayo & Tuna Filling

Recipe Prep: Chop or dice the bell pepper, red onions, tomatoes, avocado, and fresh cilantro (leaves only, no stems). Wash the leaves of lettuce and pat them dry between paper towels. Full drain off the liquid from the can of corn. Drain and rinse the black beans.

  1. Add all the ingredients for the chipotle mayo to a small bowl. Stir or whisk to combine.
  2. Open 3 (2.6-ounce) pouches Starkist EVOOO tuna. Add the contents to a medium bowl.
  3. Flake the tuna, breaking up any large chunks with a fork.
  4. Add beans, corn, and the rest of the veggies (except for the lettuce) to the bowl of tuna.
Four step-by-step images showing how to make healthy wraps.
  1. With a fork, mix all ingredients together until well combined. Taste the mixture. Add a pinch of salt and few grinds of pepper, as needed. If desired, add a squeeze of lime.
A mix of ingredients for healthy wrap recipes next to a glass bowl and wooden fork.

Assemble the Tuna Wrap

  1. Place a large tortilla on a board. Position a large leaf of lettuce over the top.
  2. Add a scoop of tuna filling to the middle of the lettuce. Spread it out vertically, leaving a very wide empty border on all sides.
Lettuce wraps made with tuna and salmon.
  1. Fold in the sides – just like you’re making a burrito. Bring the bottom flap up and tightly roll the tortilla wrap. With a sharp knife, slice the tuna wrap in half at an angle.
  2. Continue making the remaining tuna wraps, or save the rest of the filling for later. Transfer unused filling to an airtight container and refrigerate for 1 to 2 days.
Tuna wrap cut in half and served on a plate with a cilantro garnish.

🧑🏼‍🍳 Recipe FAQ

These are the most commonly-asked questions for the BEST tuna wrap, and the most helpful answers for recipe success.

Can I use canned tuna for a tuna wrap?

Yes, canned tuna is a convenient option that’s commonly used for making a tuna wrap. Make sure to drain the excess liquid before using it in your wrap.

What type of tuna is best for a tuna wrap?

Light tuna that’s packed in olive oil or water. It has a milder flavor compared to albacore tuna. But feel free to use whatever type of tuna you have in the pantry.

Can I make a tuna wrap ahead of time?

Yes, you can. To prevent the wrap from becoming soggy, use a low-moisture tomato like Roma. Use a layer of lettuce as a barrier between the wet filling and the tortilla.

Can I make a tuna wrap if I’m gluten-free?

Yes, there are gluten-free tortilla and wrap options available that you can use to make a gluten-free tuna wrap.


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Tuna wrap cut in half and served on a plate with a cilantro garnish.

Tuna Wrap


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  • Author: Denay DeGuzman
  • Total Time: 10 Minutes
  • Yield: 3 Tuna Wraps 1x
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Description

This tasty tuna wrap is packed with vibrant, delicious flavors. Healthy tuna, a mix of fresh veggies, corn and beans are drizzled with a zesty chipotle mayo. The savory filling is tightly wrapped in tender flour tortilla lined with crisp lettuce.


Ingredients

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For Chipotle Mayo

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder, or to taste
  • 1 pinch kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper, or to taste

For Tuna Wrap Filling & Tortilla

  • 1 (5-ounce) can tuna, or 2 (2.6-ounce) pouches StarKist Selects EVOO
  • 2 tablespoons canned corn, drained well
  • 2 tablespoons canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons diced bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 avocado, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 large leaves of Romaine lettuce, or butter lettuce
  • 3 tortilla wraps, or 3 large (10 to 12-inch) flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. Prep the chipotle mayo sauce. In a small bowl, combine the mayo, sour cream, lime juice, chipotle powder, salt and black pepper. Mix until smooth and blended.
  2. Open the can (or pouches) of tuna and drain off the liquid. Add the contents to a medium mixing bowl. Flake the tuna with a fork, breaking up any large chunks. Add the corn, beans, bell pepper, onion, tomatoes, avocado and cilantro. Toss to combine. Pour 3/4 of the chipotle mayo over the top. Mix well with a fork. If you prefer a creamier blend, add in the rest of the sauce.
  3. Lay a tortilla wrap on a board. Place a large leaf of lettuce over the wrap. Add a scoop of the tuna filling in the center of the lettuce. Spread it out vertically, leaving a large empty border around the edges.
  4. Fold in the sides of the wrap toward the middle – just like making a burrito. Fold the bottom of the wrap upward and then roll the wrap tightly. With a sharp knife, cut the wrap in half at an angle.
  5. Repeat this process for the remaining wraps, or save the remaining filling for later. Transfer unused filling to an airtight container and refrigerate for 1 to 2 days.

Notes

How to make this tuna wrap healthier: Use low-fat mayo and low-fat sour cream. You can also substitute hummus for the chipotle mayo. If desired, skip the tortilla wrap and make lettuce wraps instead.

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American
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24 Comments

  1. These wraps looks very delish and yummy! I love that you shared tips on how to make wraps healthy. Plus your presentation is very awesome and artsy.

  2. I have been obsessed with wraps lately! I am so sick and tired of bread. It’s not healthy and really affects your health. Thanks for this great recipe.

  3. These look really good. I love having wraps. They’re always healthy and delicious. I would love to try out yours too.

  4. I always order wraps at restaurants but never when I’m at home – and I don’t know why! I should try to make these wraps myself.






  5. Wraps are a great way to help you keep on track with your health goals. These wraps sound like something my whole family would love!






  6. This wrap sounds delicious. It has been a while since I have had a tuna fish sandwich or wrap. I love having easy meals like this to go to when life gets busy in the evenings or I’m having a high pain day. Lately, I tend to skip buying bread because it seems like I end up throwing away more than what we ate. I usually have tortillas at home because we love soft tacos or fajitas. So next time I need a quick meal, I will have to give this a try. Thank you for sharing.

  7. I love wraps for my lunch and you have some great choices here. Love the chipotle mayo recipe and that would add a lovely flavor to the wrap. The best part is having the whole meal prepped before and that makes it easier on weekdays.






  8. Yum, these look great! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I love that you can prep them mostly ahead as well – I am all about prep ahead.

  9. Now that sounds like a lunch I could take anywhere with me. I am constantly running and I do not want to get fast food. This is perfect. I love how healthy it is also.