Not only has it been hot lately but I've also been back to school. I normally bring a frozen dinner or leftovers to school for lunch because it's quick and easy but with the heat I've been wanting something cool to eat. So I've been bringing sandwiches and yogurt but one can only eat so many turkey sandwiches (and I won't eat ham, salami, bologna, etc).
So I've been looking into wraps. I love the Chicken Caesar Hummus Wrap from my blog. We have that once or twice a month for dinner but I've been taking that for lunch but again, one can only eat so much chicken. So I've been trying to find something different.
I happen to see a tiny little recipe for tuna wraps in one of my cooking magazines. It wasn't much of a recipe having only a handful of ingredients and fewer instructions. It wasn't your classic tuna salad recipe so I was already sold. It's a Mexican style wrap with tuna in it which sounded really interesting.
Making the wraps was simple. I basically mixed everything together in a bowl, put it in some wraps, and I was finished! I made 2 initially and had enough of the mixture leftover for two more. I didn't put the mixture in the wraps until the next day when I was going to eat them and that seemed to work out well.
The wraps were really good. They had vegetables, cheese, and tuna in them with a little kick from the green chilies. Since I made a double batch I was able to have lunch for my husband and I for two days. I liked how light these wraps were. They filled me up but didn't weight me down. The flavor was very Mexican and the tuna worked surprisingly well with those flavors!
This is a great wrap to send in a lunchbox for school. It's also good to send in a dish and served with tortilla chips for dipping.
- 2 cans (5 oz) solid white albacore tuna, drained
- 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained
- 1 c. salsa
- 1 can (4 oz) green chilies
- salt and pepper
- ¾ c. cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 c. lettuce, shredded
- 4 large flour tortillas
- In a medium bowl combine the tuna, black beans, salsa, and green chilies. Mix well and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Divide the tuna mixture between the 4 wraps. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and lettuce.
- Roll the wraps tightly in a burrito style and cut in half.
Recipe adapted from Bumble Bee Tuna