I’m a tiny bit in love with wraps. There’s something about circular food that makes me happy, and sometimes a square or rectangular sandwich just doesn’t cut it. Especially when you love lots of veggies in your sandwich, like me, but all the fillings fall all over the place if you’re clumsy, like me. Wraps solve this problem in one beautiful, hand held solution, so naturally I’m always trying out new combinations and experimenting with creative wrap recipes, like these spicy tuna wraps.
My spicy tuna wraps were inspired by one of my favorite sushi rolls, the spicy tuna roll. When the Godfather and I go out for sushi, we usually order a small variety of rolls and sashimi or nigiri to share, and there’s always a spicy roll in the mix. But if I want those flavors any other time, I’m out of luck… well, I was before creating this recipe. Sushi grade tuna isn’t exactly portable, nor would a huge slab make a good filling for a wrap. The ahi tuna used for sushi is also on the Seafood Watch list of fish to limit, so I thought to myself, why not make a spicy tuna wrap with sustainable canned tuna instead? Brilliance, right? Not to toot my own horn, but it really was.
I purchased Wild Selections® Albacore Tuna in water (to find a store near you, click here). I like that this brand is sustainably sourced fish that’s 100% traceable (visit Wild Selections to see where they catch their fish!), contains simple all natural ingredients and has a delicious taste, and all tuna is Non-GMO Project verified. Both the Godfather and I have spent most of our lives living near an ocean. Because of this, we are in tune with how important the oceans are to our planet and try to make sustainable purchasing decisions when selecting our seafood so we can protect the ocean and its resources. I like that Wild Selections® Tuna is fished in a sustainable manner, and that the brand donates a portion from the sale of each can of tuna to the World Wildlife Federation. In fact, it’s the only full line of seafood certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The blue MSC eco-label tells you the fish in your can comes from well managed fisheries and healthy fish stocks. Wild Selections® also gives back to the oceans by donating 13 cents from every can sold—a total of $1 million by 2018—to World Wildlife Fund marine conservation and fishery improvement projects. Pack lunch? Check. Social responsibility? Check.
A traditional spicy tuna roll doesn’t have any added vegetables, but I adore vegetable-loaded wraps, so I added matchstick carrots, sliced cucumber, and avocado. The crunchy creamy vegetables were the perfect compliment to my easy spicy tuna salad, and when all the flavors come together, it really tastes like a spicy tuna roll, or close enough that I’m happy. The Godfather was happy too, and he’s super picky about tuna salad anything. If you have a friend who hasn’t had a spicy tuna roll because they don’t like the thought of eating raw fish, make them this wrap instead. 😉
I hope you enjoy this recipe for my spicy tuna wraps! Don’t forget to visit Wild Selections® on the web to find out more about their products and their conservation efforts.
- 1 4 oz can Wild Selections® Tuna
- 1 1/2 - 2 tbsp mayonnaise, adjust based on your preferred level of creaminess
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 2 tsp Sriracha
- 2 wraps
- 2/3 cup matchstick carrots
- 1/2 Hass avocado, sliced
- 1/2 cucumber, peeled and sliced into long sticks
- In a small bowl, mix together the tuna, mayonnaise, soy sauce, and sriracha.
- Divide the tuna salad between the two wraps.
- Divide the vegetables between the two wraps.
- Wrap and enjoy!
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