Low-carb and keto-friendly, these Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps are a bright and refreshing meal option for when you’re craving a sandwich but don’t want the bread! Plus, they’re super portable and convenient for any picnic, BBQ, or potluck party.
Well, this is it, friends! The dawning of a new era in my food blogging journey.
Welcome to The Crumby Kitchen!
If you came here on purpose, thank you! Expect pretty much the same kind of recipes – just because I changed my name doesn’t mean my eating habits are any different.
If you’re here because you got redirected from The Crumby Cupcake…enjoy your stay in my shiny, snazzy new internet home! (Isn’t it pretty?!? OMG I just can’t get over how much I love it.)
Are you wondering why I changed my name?
I have only three reasons.
The Crumby Cupcake was a name I felt I personally identified with when I started this blog 3 years ago. I was a cake decorator-turned-manager who felt more comfortable with the science of baking than I did with the freedom of cooking.
As I ventured out of my comfort zone more and more for the sake of presenting you, my readers, with all kinds of different recipes, I learned. I picked up hints from my husband, read cookbooks, drew inspiration from other blogs, and all of a sudden – holy crap, I could cook, too. And pretty well.
(Protip: salt is your best friend in the kitchen. Learn how to use it, and you can do anything!)
The more obvious reason for changing the name?
Confusion. I cannot tell you how many people were confused into thinking I was strictly a dessert blog. I even had folks emailing me asking if I could bake so-and-so many dozens of cupcakes for their birthday…or their daughter’s wedding in New Jersey in 3 weeks.
Flattered, yes. But that’s not my schtick.
Lastly, and really the most important reason – this blog was always supposed to be a joint effort between me and The Hubs, and it ended up becoming more my thing. The food that comes from our kitchen is often blended cuisine; unique recipes not easily duplicated unless written down.
(He’s really super-duper bad about writing them down, so he’s lucky he has me.)
I want this blog – this business – be about us again, instead of just me. We both love to dine out as much as we love to experiment in our own kitchen, and we can pretty much enjoy anything we want since we don’t have to worry about feeding little ones.
Going forward, we’ll be sharing mostly recipes that are perfectly sized for two. Anything larger than that in our home is meant for parties, potlucks, or leftovers (and yeah – we’ll share those, too!)
…or it’s a pan of brownies that we have no problem devouring on our own.
We’ll still be mixing it up between healthy and decadent recipes. Even though we’re both trying to get healthier, we still like to indulge just like you do. Portion control is a necessary evil, but there’s no reason not to enjoy a cookie every now and again!
Once a week, we’ll be sharing a super simple recipe we think is essential to have in any chef’s repertoire – we’re calling it the Kitchen Basics series, and it has its own little place at the top of the homepage.
We also want to be more openly transparent about our lives outside our kitchen, especially now that so many changes have happened for both of us. Crumby Life will be a place for anything else that doesn’t quite fit into a recipe category: big announcements, home improvements, travel tips, restaurant reviews, event recaps, general gushing nonsense…you get the idea.
Sooooo yeah! There are a few other fun things for you to discover, and more that will be coming as time goes on. But for now, this is our new home, and we’re so excited that this long time coming labor of love is finally complete!
And here are some Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps! Since, at the end of the day, this is still a food blog.
My tuna salad is usually super simple (think tuna+mayo+celery sometimes,) but after combining it with avocado, dill pickles, lime juice, and even more avocado (in the form of black garlic avo mayo – my new fave,) I can honestly say I’ll never go back to my old ways.
In an effort to cut some carbs out of my life (I said SOME,) I thought to try this on lettuce “wraps” (which honestly ate more like tacos but whatever.) OH MY. The crispy lettuce was so refreshing and was a perfect vessel for this delish tuna salad.
Perfect picnic food, my friends. Just think – no soggy tuna bread!
Looking for more keto-friendly recipes? How about more picnic perfect food?
- Blueberry Watermelon Salad
- Fresh Pineapple Coleslaw
- Summer Chopped Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette
- Antipasto Skewers
Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps
- 2 4 oz. cans tuna in water, drained
- 1 avocado separated
- 3 teaspoons lime juice
- 3 tablespoons avocado or light mayo
- 3 tablespoons dill pickle diced
- 2 tablespoons red onion diced
- 2 tablespoons celery diced
- 2 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped (optional)
- Kosher salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- 6 large lettuce leaves butter, romaine, bibb
- Thoroughly drain the tuna and place in a large bowl.
- Slice avocado in half, removing the peel and pit. Mash one half in a small bowl, and dice the other half. Set diced avocado aside.
- Add lime juice, mayo, and salt & pepper to the bowl with the mashed avocado. Mix well, then stir into the tuna until well incorporated.
- Fold diced pickle, red onion, celery, and cilantro into the salad along with the diced avocado. Season to taste with salt and pepper if desired.
- Serve inside pieces of lettuce, stuffed into a tomato, on crackers, or in a sandwich. Cover and refrigerate leftovers if necessary.
The Ninja Baker says
Congratulations on the move, Erica. Love that you’re going to create recipes for 2. Love the idea of using avocado mayo, too!
Love the name change! I still have visitors to my blog thinking everything I make is low-cal. Ha! This is a terrific way to eat tuna salad—as I get older, bread is not always my friend 🙂
Sam @ Bites of Wellness says
Now I know what I’m having on my low carb day tomorrow!! YESSSS!!!
Your re-brand is beautiful!! Love the design! This lettuce wrap tuna salad sounds perfect!
Laura Dembowski says
Lettuce wraps are one of my go to dinners and tuna salad is the perfect topping!
This looks great! I love the flavors in this tuna salad.
Melissa Griffiths says
These looks super delicious and simple – I’m going to have to see about that avo mayo…. Congrats on the rebrand!
Cindy @CindysRecipesAndWritings says
Congrats Erica for finding how to bring your blog back where you want to be with your hubby. You earned an extra Tuna Salad Lettuce Wrap!
Shaina Wizov says
I reeeeeally like the addition of avocado into tuna salad. How creative, and YUMMY! These sound delicious, and I would definitely reach for one at any picnic or party they were at!
Love your new home and looking forward to reading more of your blog.
Hooray, the new site is here! And love the idea of these tuna lettuce wraps too.
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