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6-Ingredient Crisp Tuna Caesar Wrap

on June 12, 2024
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This Tuna Caesar Wrap is my go-to lunch when I want something fresh, flavorful, and filling without the fuss. Just 6 ingredients!
Holding a Tuna Caesar Wrap in two hands to show the inside.

If you’re a huge Caesar salad fan like me, you’re gonna love this wrap! This Crisp Tuna Caesar Wrap takes all the rich, fresh, and savory flavors of your favorite salad and turns it into the perfect handheld lunch.

Think: classic Caesar salad with chunks of tuna all rolled up into a soft tortilla for a harmony of flavors and textures that can’t be beat. Plus, it’s easy to whip up with just 6 ingredients required. Not going to lie, this is my hyper fixation meal lately and I cannot get enough!

Close up of Tuna Caesar Wrap sliced in half to show what's inside.

Rooted in my commitment to sustainability, I try to source ingredients responsibly when I can.

The most sustainable way to eat canned tuna is by making sure it is skipjack or yellowfin tuna. Most tuna labeled as “light” is skipjack or yellowfin, as opposed to “white” tuna which is usually albacore.

Green tip:  Opt for “light” tuna to reduce your environmental impact as this typically indicates the tuna is skipjack or yellowfin, which is more sustainable than albacore.

Caesar Tuna Wrap Ingredients


Here’s everything you need:

  • Romaine lettuce.
  • Canned tuna. I like to use light tuna in water, but whatever you typically have in your pantry will work in this recipe!
  • Caesar dressing. Your fave storebought or make your own Caesar dressing.
  • Croutons. Again, you can buy these or make homemade croutons!
  • Parmesan cheese. A fresh block that you shave or grate yourself goes a long way here!
  • Tortillas or other wrap of choice.
overhead view of all the ingredients for a Tuna Caesar Wrap - croutons, tortillas, Caesar dressing, Parmesan cheese, tuna, romaine lettuce

Tuna Caesar Salad Wrap Tips and Tricks


Prep Your Lettuce and Tuna

Unless you’re using pre-chopped, pre-washed Romaine, you’ll want to chop, rinse, and dry your lettuce. A salad spinner is really useful here! You can chop then rinse the lettuce in the basket, and then spin it to dry it.

If you don’t have a salad spinner, rinse your lettuce first, then dab it dry with a clean kitchen towel. From there, you can roughly chop it.

As for the tuna, simply drain the liquid from the can and add it to a bowl with about 2-3 tablespoons of Caesar dressing — just enough to give it some moisture and flavor. Then, just kinda mash it with a fork to combine.

Drying rinsed chopped Romaine lettuce in a salad spinner.
Chop, rinse, and dry your lettuce.
Canned tuna drained and mixed with Caesar dressing.
Drain your tuna and mix it with 2-3 tablespoons of dressing.

Toss Most of Your Fillings Together

To a large bowl, add your lettuce, prepped tuna, Parmesan cheese, and dressing and toss to coat. Leave the croutons out for now.

By not tossing your croutons with the dressing, you’ll keep them extra crunchy which is crucial to the texture in this delicious lunch wrap.

Romaine lettuce, tuna, Caesar dressing, and Parmesan cheese in a bowl.
Add the lettuce, tuna and Parmesan to a bowl with the dressing.
Tuna Caesar salad without croutons before adding to a wrap.
Toss to coat.

How to Roll Your Caesar Wrap with Tuna

Now, add the filling to your wraps and throw in some croutons. I find I have the most success for a tightly rolled wrap when I fold the sides over the fillings first.

Then, you can fold the side closest to you over the fillings and roll away from you until you’re left with a tight and tidy wrap.

Adding Caesar salad with tuna to a tortilla.
Add the filling and the croutons.
Rolling up wrap by folding the sides over the filling.
Fold both sides over the filling.
Tightly rolling a salad wrap by folding the tortilla over the filling and rolling away from you.
Fold the side closest to you over the filling.
Tightly wrapped Caesar Tuna Wrap.
Roll away from you until you’re left with a neat and tight wrap.

How to Properly Store Leftover Ceasar Wrap

Leftovers of this lunch wrap recipe will last up to five days in an airtight container. This does mean that you can safely make this ahead of time and bring with you to eat for lunch, etc.

However, I want to be completely honest in saying that this wrap is much better served fresh. That’s because the longer it sits, the more likely the croutons are to lose their crunch and the wrap is to get soggy.

If you’d like to prep this, you can toss the lettuce, tuna, Parmesan, and dressing together, and have the croutons and wrap separate and just add everything together and wrap it up before enjoying.

Caesar Salad with Tuna Wrap sliced in half with two halves stacked atop one another.

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Why I’m Obsessed with this Tuna Caesar Wrap


  • The bold flavors. There’s nothing like a Caesar salad!
  • The texture. The crunch from the croutons and crispiness and freshness from the lettuce gives this wrap the BEST mouthfeel.
  • It’s hearty. The addition of tuna to this wrap keeps me satiated for hours.

If you’re loving this Tuna Caesar Wrap and want more lunch wrap ideas, check out this Buffalo Chickpea Wrap and Veggie Hummus Wrap.

Holding a Tuna Caesar Wrap in two hands to show the inside.

6-Ingredient Crisp Tuna Caesar Wrap

5 from 1 vote
Marley Goldin
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This Tuna Caesar Wrap is my go-to lunch when I want something fresh, flavorful, and filling without the fuss. Just 6 ingredients!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Assembly Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 wraps

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 4 ounces canned tuna in water
  • cup Caesar dressing
  • cup grated, shredded, or shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 2 large tortillas or wraps of choice
  • ½ cup croutons

Instructions
 

  • Chop, rinse, and dry your lettuce. Drain your tuna and mix it with 2-3 tablespoons of Caesar dressing, just to give it some moisture and flavor.
  • Add the lettuce, tuna, Parmesan, and remaining Caesar dressing to a large bowl and toss to coat to create your wrap filling.
  • Lay out two wraps and add half of the filling to each. Add ¼ cup croutons to each wrap.
  • To roll your wraps, rotate your plate so the fillings are horizontal, reaching from one side to the other. Then, fold the sides of the wrap over the fillings with two hands.Lastly, fold the side of the wrap closest to you over the fillings. Continue to roll away from you until your left with a tidy wrap. Enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • The measurements for each ingredients are just how I like it but follow your gut. Make it your own by adding just the right amount of dressing, cheese and croutons to match your personal taste. 
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 Minutes or Less, Canned Tuna, Pescatarian, Tuna Caesar Wrap, Wrap for Lunch
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  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely perfect and will make on repeat – thank you so much Marley! If only I could wrap mine as neatly as yours!

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