Photo via Cassandra Wardrope
Photo via Cassandra Wardrope


In the Kitchen with Cassandra Wardrope: Tuna Mousse Lettuce Wraps

Welcome to STYLE Canada’s series In the Kitchen with Cassandra Wardrope. In this series, we’ll feature weekly recipes of some of the most delicious meals you have yet to try! If you’re as much as a foodie as we are, we know In the Kitchen will become your new favourite series for tasty, easy recipes you can simply create at home. Check out more of Cassandra’s recipes by following her journey @tomato__tomatoe.

Tuna Mousse Lettuce Wraps

Photo via Cassandra Wardrope

Photo via Cassandra Wardrope

When I want a quick, light, and easy lunch to make during the week, I make my tuna lettuce wraps. They are so versatile to make, and the ingredients can be changed based on what you may have in your fridge. You can add any protein you like along with veggies and a spread or sauce. The key is to roll them in parchment paper so that they stay together and don’t fall apart. I love that these are gluten free, and they make the perfect light lunch.


Tuna mousse

1 shallot

1 celery stalk

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

1 tsp grainy mustard

2 tbsp pickle juice

2 tbsp mayo

Salt and pepper to taste

Photo via Cassandra Wardrope

Photo via Cassandra Wardrope

Lettuce Wraps (makes one wrap)

6 large romaine leaves

1-2 tbsp roasted red pepper spread

¼ avocado sliced

¼ cup cucumber sliced thin

¼ cup red bell peppers sliced thin

½ cup tuna mousse

Photo via Cassandra Wardrope

Photo via Cassandra Wardrope


  1. To make the tuna mousse, put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Place a piece of parchment paper on a clean work surface.
  3. Lay out 6 lettuce leaves (two by two by two) on the parchment paper and place the lettuce leaves close together so that they are touching. Spread on desired sauce of choice (I like to use a spicy pepper sauce), next add the tuna mousse, add sliced cucumber, sliced pepper and avocado. Start to roll your lettuce wrap and use the parchment paper to help keep everything together. Once this has been rolled, slice your wrap in half with a knife.

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