Sweet & Spicy Tuna Salad Wrap

10 Mar

Tuna salad was a staple growing up in my house. My dad makes a pretty darned good version and it’s one of the go-to lunches at our place these days. While I do love the creamy, mayo-based tuna salad sometimes I crave something a little lighter and with different flavours.

To that end, I make a tuna salad with a base of sesame oil instead of mayo which gives a nice smooth, slightly nutty quality to the salad that is offset with the bright, sweet mango slices. I also add in some hot sauce for a good bite and avocado to balance out the heat.


1 can tuna, packed in water
1/2 sweet pepper, chopped
1/2 small red onion, finely diced
1 1/2 tb sesame oil
1 small handful cilantro, roughly chopped
1 ts hot sauce
1/2 lime, juiced
salt and pepper
1/2 mango, sliced
1/2 avocado, sliced
1 handful greens
2-3 large tortillas


1. In a medium bowl, stir together tuna, pepper, onion.
2. Add the sesame oil in slowly, 1 tb at a time. If the flavour is strong enough for you after 1, stop. This is definitely up to personal tastes.
3. Add in the cilantro, hot sauce, lime juice and salt & pepper to taste.
4. Lightly season the avocado with salt, pepper and lime juice.
5. Spread the tuna salad down the middle of the tortilla. Place the mango & avocado slices on top, then the greens.
6. Wrap ‘er up and eat!


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