Zesty Tuna Pesto Wrap

    15 minutes

    Here's a twist on the sometimes boring tuna salad recipe for lunch. The lemon juice, pesto and mayonnaise give a great zing to the tuna.

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    Serves: 1 

    • 170g tuna in water, drained and flaked
    • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 1 tablespoon basil pesto sauce
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper
    • 1 flour tortilla
    • 4 lettuce leaves
    • 1 slice Provolone cheese
    • 5 Kalamata olives, pitted and cut in half

    Preparation:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Lightly stir together the tuna, mayonnaise, pesto, lemon juice and pepper in a bowl until well combined.
    2. Microwave the tortilla on High until warmed and pliable, 5 to 10 seconds.
    3. Spread the tuna mixture on the tortilla. Top with the lettuce, cheese and olives. Fold the bottom of the tortilla up to enclose the filling, and roll the tortilla tightly into a compact wrap.

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    good stuff! I used storebought pesto because I was too eager to try this recipe (read: too lazy) to make my own. the pesto-in-a-jar had citric acid, so it didn't need an entire tsp of lemon juice. I can't say for sure, but I imagine that if you used homemade pesto this wouldn't be a problem. I used a muenster/provolone combination & sliced black olives because that's what I had in my cupboard. I also didn't add anywhere near 2 tbsps of mayonnaise; just enough to bind it all together will do. my final suggestion would be to place the tortilla flat in a skillet to warm & lay the cheese on top to melt it. microwaves do terrible things to bread products, imo. I enjoy finding new, delicious, inexpensive ways to prepare tuna, so thank you for the recipe!  -  06 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    A nice variation of tuna salad! The amount of sauce is perfect for 2 cans of tuna (instead of 1), but that just dilutes the zing of the recipe. Next time I'd try the sauce with only 1 T of mayo (keeping the rest of the sauce ingredients as written,) and it would be about the right amount of moisture for 1 can of tuna. The 6 oz cans of tuna have been replaced by 5 oz cans, so keep that in mind too. I didn't microwave the tortilla. We like to toast our wraps in a medium-hot nonstick skillet, so I layer the ingredients with the cheese first (so it melts), then the tuna, lettuce, & kalamata olives. Put the seam side down first, and as they toast just roll them a little at a time until the outside is toasted. Makes a great, light lunch. Served with fresh, garden tomatoes topped with a light dressing and feta on the side.  -  04 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Wow I LOVED this. Mixed it up and ate it on ritz crackers.  -  23 Aug 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)