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Mediterranean Tuna Lettuce Wraps are a simple and delicious meal that’s perfect for any occasion. These tuna salad lettuce wraps are an easy lunch option or can be made in bulk as a healthy low carb appetizer!
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Did you know that May is Mediterranean Diet Month? We didn’t so we decided to do a little research and wanted to share it with you!
What is a Mediterranean diet?
The Mediterranean diet is also known as MedDiet and MeDi for short. As the name suggests is based around foods typically eaten in the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea back in the 1960’s. This includes Greece, Southern Italy, Spain and other countries of the Mediterranean region.
These countries were known for having diets mainly consisting of fish, seafood, olive oil, legumes, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, fruits, cheese and yogurt, poultry and moderate wine consumption. This Mediterranean-style diet typically has a balanced fatty acid profile, low glycemic index, high antioxidant and fiber content.
Mediterranean Diet Health Benefits
The Mediterranean diet has been shown to be one of the most successful therapeutic tools for treating obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Adherence to a Mediterranean diet appears to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, as well as risk of death but to cardiovascular disease or cancer.
The Mediterranean diet improves several cardiovascular risk factors, such as BMI, waist circumference, blood lipids, blood pressure, inflammatory markers, and diabetes.
We love adding healthy fats as well as lower carb vegetables into our regular eating. And that’s what the Mediterranean Diet promotes! It’s a natural fit for a ketogenic diet and lifestyle.
These wraps feature cucumber, red bell pepper, Kalamata olives, red onion, and fresh parsley. They’re full of fresh, bright flavors and nutrient-dense foods.
The flavor of olive oil is a delicious pairing with tuna. Fresh lemon and a packet of StarKist Selects E.V.O.O Wild Caught Yellowfin Tuna in Extra Virgin Olive Oil come together for a perfect blending – no salad dressing required!
And it doesn’t get any easier to make these Mediterranean Tuna Lettuce Wraps! You can even meal prep this recipe. Simply chop the vegetables and stash them in the fridge so they’re ready for whenever you want to assemble these wraps. How’s that for fast food?!
You know we are all about that healthy keto meal prep life and these Mediterranean Tuna Lettuce Wraps are easy to whip up in a pinch!
If you’re like us, you probably already have a few low carb vegetables already sliced up in your fridge just waiting to be thrown together for a meal. In today’s tuna salad lettuce wraps, we used StarKist E.V.O.O.™. Wild caught Yellowfin Tuna in Extra Virgin Olive Oil as the star of the recipe!
We love this tuna because it’s packed in extra virgin olive oil and have a rich, mellow flavor and it’s it’s super tender in addition to being a good source of protein!
Keto Tuna Salad Recipes
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Keto Tuna Salad Lettuce Wrap
RECIPE CARD PLUGIN INFO
These Tuna Lettuce Wraps are packed with flavor, full of vegetables, and take just 10 minutes to
make! To meal prep this recipe, chop the veggies and keep them stashed in the fridge until you
want to assemble and eat the wraps.
Tuna Lettuce Wraps
Yields 1 serving
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
1 (2.6 ounce/74g) pouch of StarKist Selects E.V.O.O. Wildcaught Yellowfin Tuna in Extra
Virgin Olive Oil, with the oil
1 tablespoon Kalamata olives
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/4 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
1/4 cup thinly sliced cucumber
2 leaves of Bibb lettuce
1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley, for garnish
2 fresh lemon wedges, for squeezing on top
Divide the tuna, olives, red onion, red bell pepper, and cucumber between the 2 lettuce leaves.
Sprinkle the parsley on top.
Serve along with the lemon wedges to squeeze on top.
You might also find this lettuce called Boston lettuce or butter lettuce.
The fresh lemon and the oil from the tuna act as the salad “dressing” here. Feel free to
use vinegar instead of lemon if you prefer. We also love this with balsamic vinegar!
This is a great recipe to meal prep! Chop all the vegetables and keep them in the fridge so
all you have to do is put everything into the lettuce cups when you want to eat it.
This is a sponsored post written by The Keto Queens on behalf of StarKist E.V.O.O.™.