Tuna Lettuce Wrap
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Serves: 2
  • 1 head of butter lettuce (8-10 leaves)
  • 10oz tuna (white albacore canned in water)
  • ½ cup minced red onion
  • ½ cup minced green bell pepper
  • ¼ cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp. minced ginger
  • 2 birds eye chili minced
  • 1 tsp. red chili powder
  • 1 ½ tbsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. lemon zest
  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ half large avocado chopped
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. orange juice
  • Salt and black pepper
  1. Drain the tuna from the water and break up the bigger chunks with your hands.
  2. Heat a skillet at medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoon of neutral oil, like grape seed oil. Add the minced garlic, ginger and birds eye chilies. Sauté for 30 seconds till slightly toasted.
  3. Now add the minced red onion, green bell pepper, chopped celery sauté till soft and translucent. Once that is achieved add the turmeric powder and red chili powder.
  4. Add the tuna at this point, incorporating it fully to the mixture.
  5. Once fully incorporated add the lemon juice and the lemon zest. Salt and pepper the tuna to taste.
  6. To make the avocado cilantro vinaigrette combine the chopped cilantro, avocado, garlic clove, olive oil, and freshly squeezed orange juice in a clear bowl and puree to a smooth dressing.
  7. To assemble, scoop some of the tuna mixture on top of the lettuce and dress with vinaigrette. Optional you can add pickled red onion, chilies, cucumber slices, and orange segments.
Recipe by Tikkaa at http://www.tikkaa.com/tuna-lettuce-wrap/