Paleo Spicy Tuna, Tahini and Lime Salad Lettuce Cups

Ever feel bored of your go-to recipes or meals? Are you looking for something all natural, quick and easy, vibrant, fresh and all things dreamy? Well, look no further! We've invited Emma Swanston from Better With Cake to bring you a nutritious, sweet and spicy tuna, tahini and lime salad lettuce cup recipe to spruce up your lunch or dinner game! An added bonus - it's low carb, gluten free, keto and paleo-friendly made with sustainable & ethically sourced tuna!
These spicy tuna, tahini and lime salad lettuce cups are so quick and easy to prepare AND are so insanely delicious, packed with so much flavor that your pretty little head may just explode! 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. There’s just so 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 mean 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! Taste the rainbow, baby! Make them. Eat them. Love, love, love them.
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Tuna Recipes




    For the salad

  • 1 can (5oz) Wild Planet Wild Tuna

  • 6 baby tomatoes, quartered

  • 1/2 a small carrot, grated

  • 1/4 cup red cabbage, finely shredded

  • For the dressing

  • 2 Tbsp of tahini

  • 1/2-1 tsp of garlic powder

  • A squeeze of lime juice (about 1/2 tsp)

  • 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 (or cilantro)



  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. This helps the salad mix hold together nicely in my lettuce cup and no one likes a watery tuna salad!!) 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 Wild Planet Tuna along with 3/4 of your carrot, cabbage and tomatoes into a small bowl 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. Sprinkle with fresh coriander, extra chili (or chili flakes) and drizzle over a little more of that divine tahini and lime dressing!

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