This is no ordinary tuna salad sandwich wrap recipe. The tuna sandwich filling is fresh and light plus it has a spicy kick. It’s so versatile. Put it in a sandwich, wrap, salad or eat it by itself. Tuna sandwich wraps make great portable lunches. The tortilla wraps are our go-to sandwiches when we travel. This basic tuna salad recipe can even be dolled up to gourmet level. We never get tired of a great tuna filling. Try this recipe hot or cold, both ways are tasty.
For this recipe you will need: White Albacore Tuna in water(or your canned tuna of choice), onion, celery, Grey Poupon Mustard, pickled jalapeños or dill relish, mayonnaise, flour tortillas.
But for sandwiches and wraps, we prefer using a good grade of canned tuna. If you want a sandwich or wrap that travels well, tuna salad is your best bet.
What kind of tuna do I need for a tuna salad sandwich?
The solid-packed albacore tuna in water is ideal. We do make sure that it does have the dolphin-safe label.
We also use tuna in olive oil, but since we’re adding mayonnaise to the tuna salad, we don’t want to add any additional fat.
Now, If you’re wondering if tuna is good for you? It is! Here is a really great list of good fish! You may want to download this list.
What do I do if I have oil-packed tuna and don’t want the oil?
All you need to do is put the tuna in a fine-mesh sieve and rinse thoroughly with cold water. Press the tuna with a rubber spatula to remove all of the water from the tuna.
What if I don’t like spicy tuna salads?
You can easily substitute the diced jalapeños with dill pickle relish or sweet pickle relish. And you can substitute regular mustard for the Grey Poupon.
More tuna salad sandwich ideas
- Tex-Mex Tuna Sandwich — lime, cilantro, and jalapeño puréed and corn, avocados tomatoes with rolled in a flour tortilla.
- Mediterranean Tuna Sandwich — corniches, walnuts, olive oil, butter lettuce on hearty multigrain toast.
- Lemon Pepper Tuna Sandwich — peppery arugula, zesty red onion, coarse black pepper, lemon zest and juice on rye bread.
- Tuscan Tuna Sandwich — capers, sun-dried tomatoes, on ciabatta with mozzarella and basil.
- Provençal Tuna Sandwich — marinated artichokes, niçoise olives, hard-cooked eggs, roasted peppers on Kaiser bun.
- Curried Tuna Sandwich — currants, chopped dried apricots, curry spice, served in a pita or naan.
- Asian Tuna Sandwich – shelled endamame beans, miso, sesame chile oil on toasted country bread.
- Fennel-Orange Tuna Sandwich — a high-brow makeover with crème fraîche, fennel, orange zest and juice on a baguette.
- Asian Tuna Sandwich — Sriracha, rice wine vinegar, sesame seeds, cucumber, on potato rolls.
- Tuna Salad Lettuce Wrap — any tuna salad you like wrapped up in Bibb lettuce or some similar lettuce.
How to make a basic tuna wrap
First, you lay out your flour tortilla and you put about two heaping tablespoons of filling down the center:
Second you bring the bottom portion halfway up.
Third you bring both the left and right ends in together and hold.
Fourth, start rolling from the bottom up until the wrap is in a bundle.
Ecco! You have just made the perfect tuna salad sandwich wrap.
If you’re planning on eating it right away, slice it on the diagonal and serve it with your favorite crudités.
But, if you’re packing the sandwich for lunch or a picnic, roll the plastic wrap around the bundle or bundles in the same way you made the wrap.
The tuna wrap is certainly a healthy alternative to eating lots of cheese (which I love) and heavily processed meats.
You don’t have to settle for a bland sandwich or wrap. Take the classic recipe and make it a springboard for your own favorite must-haves.
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Classic Spicy Tuna Salad Sandwich Wraps
We never get tired of this outstanding classic tuna salad recipe. The recipe is so versatile we’re able to modify it so it’s never the same. We’ve made it with an Italian flair, crunchy Asian, and spicy Tex-Mex. It travels well and it lasts several days in the fridge. Give it a rustic touch or make it sophisticated, whichever way you make this recipe I know you’ll family will love it.
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Classic Tuna Salad Sandwich Wraps With A Kick
- 21 oz. White Albacore Tuna in water - or your canned tuna of choice 3- 7oz. cans
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 2 large celery ribs diced
- 3 heaping Tablespoons Grey Poupon Mustard
- 3 heaping Tablespoons diced pickled jalapenos or more - dill pickles for those faint of heart
- 3 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
- 8 soft flour tortillas 8- inch
- Combine all of the ingredients in a glass bowl.
- Mix well and be sure to taste, you can always add more of what you like
- Make up the wraps following the directions in post. or you can put the filling on toasted whole wheat bread.
- You can also use the filling in a salad, hearty country bread, ciabatta, or hard rolls.
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