Spicy Tuna, Tahini and Lime Salad Lettuce Cups {Low Carb – Gluten Free – Keto & Paleo Friendly}

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Allow me to introduce you to what is soon to become your new favorite lunch or lighter style dinner.

You guys . . .

These spicy tuna, tahini and lime salad lettuce cups are so quick and easy to prepare but they are so insanely delicious, packed with so much flavor that your pretty little head may just explode!

You guys know how much I love a good lettuce wrap (see 👉🏻 here , 👉🏻 here, 👉🏻 here and 👉🏻 here ) and these bad boys are my latest obsession.

One taste and I know you will be as in love with them as I am!

Especially that light, fresh, creamy, dreamy, garlic infused, tahini and lime dressing . . . oh my word! 😍😍😍

The combination of that deliciously creamy, slightly nutty tahini combined with a pinch of garlic, a sprinkling of red pepper flakes and light. freshy, zesty squeeze of lime is absolute perfection!

I seriously want to take a bath in that dressing.

Ok maybe not, especially considering that there are red pepper flakes are involved . . . but I think you get the point!

It’s seriously good!

So good in fact, you might want to go ahead make yourself a double – triple – quadruple batch because if you’re anything like me (which I’m pretty sure you are seeings as we are food and fitness lovin’, invisible internet BFF’s and all)  you are going to want to eat it on allllll of the things! #cantstop #notsorry

It’s such a quick and easy way to add a tonne of flavor to a delicious, nutritious, 5 minute meal!

Serve them simply as they are or, for a heartier meal you cold roll it into a tortilla,  load them on to a slice or two of your favorite bread, or a couple of crackers for a quick and easy yet seriously satisfying, flavor packed lunch.

Or you could even serve them along with some light and fluffy cauliflower rice (or regular rice or quinoa if you prefer) and garlic roasted Brussels sprouts and have yourself an absolutely amazing dinner.

I personally adore them served straight up as they are, in all their unadorned, simplistic (slightly messy) glory. I love the contrast in texture and the cool, crisp freshness that those crunchy little lettuce leaves bring to the table – but play around, do what you feel just promise me you’ll make them sooner rather than later.

However you choose to eat them you really can’t go wrong!

There’s just so much much to love I tell you!

And oh how I do dearly love thee, let me count the ways . . .

1 – Our spicy tuna, tahini and lime lettuce wraps are super quick and easy to prepare, made with just a handful of ingredients that I bet you have on hand already.

2 – They are packed with protein and heart healthy fats which means that not only are they all kinds of delicious but, these pretty little lettuce cups are guaranteed to keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours on end.

3 – They also happen to be naturally gluten free, dairy free, nut free, low carb, keto and paleo friendly as well as 100% Whole30 compliant but, most importantly . . .

4 – They are insanely and I mean I N S A N E L Y delicious, seriously nutritious and something the whole family will absolutely adore!

10 ingredients, 5 minutes in the making = Deliciously winning on so many levels!

Honestly, I don’t know what else to tell you . . . please just do yourself a favor and go make them already!

All natural, quick and easy, light, fresh, sweet and spicy, creamy, dreamy, vibrant, delicious, seriously nutritious, spicy, tuna, tahini and lime salad lettuce cups . . .

Taste the rainbow baby!

Make them. Eat them. Love, love, love them.


Spicy Tuna, Tahini & Lime Salad Lettuce Cups
{Low Carb – Gluten Free – Keto & Paleo Friendly}

Makes (1 serving) of 2 – 3 all natural, quick and easy, light, fresh, seriously flavorful, sweet and spicy lettuce cups.

Ingredients –

For the salad –

1 large (or 2 small) cans of tuna – drained

6 baby tomatoes, quartered.

1/2 a small carrot, grated

1/4 cup red cabbage, finely shredded

For the dressing –

2 Tablespoons of tahini

1/2-1 teaspoon of garlic powder

A squeeze of lime juice (about 1/2 teaspoon)

A pinch of red pepper flakes

Salt and pepper to taste

For serving –

Baby coz or butter lettuce leaves, washed and dried

1/4-1/2 an avocado, sliced

1 small red chili, sliced

Red pepper (chili) flakes

Coriander (cilantro)

Method –

1 – Place all of the dressing ingredients into a small bowl or glass jar and stir to combine.

The dressing is quite thick so feel free to add a splash of water (about 1/2 tsp at a time) to reach desired consistency.  I usually take 1 Tablespoon of the dressing and stir it into the tuna salad mix before thinning it out. 1 – this helps the salad mix hold together nicely in my lettuce cup  and 2 – no one likes a watery tuna salad!!) then I thin it out to drizzle over the top.

FYI – you will have a little extra dressing, especially if you don’t do the extra drizzle when serving (but please do the drizzle!).

2 – Place your tuna along with 3/4 of your carrot, cabbage and tomatoes into a small and stir to combine.

3 -Add about a Tablespoon of your tahini and lime dressing into your tuna salad mix and stir to combine.

4 – To serve – Place a few slices of avocado into your prepared lettuce cups, top with your super tasty tuna salad, add the rest of your carrot, cabbage and tomato them sprinkle with fresh coriander, extra chili (or chili flakes) and drizzle over a little more of that divine tahini and lime dressing!

Enjoy xo


Question of the day –

What’s your current quick and easy lunch time obsession?

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