Creamy Salmon Salad Lettuce Wraps

Last updated: May 2022

If grocery shopping or cooking feels like an impossible task, it’s time to brush off that can of shelf-stable salmon sitting in the back of your pantry. This protein-packed, naturally gluten-free dish uses ingredients you’ll likely have in your home and requires no oven or stove.

Salmon contains omega-3 fats, which are important in reducing inflammation and for proper brain and heart function.1 Feel free to try this recipe out with other FODMAP-friendly proteins like canned tuna or sardines. Top off this meal with a tasty peanut butter pumpkin oatmeal cookie!

Makes: 2 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes

Ingredients for creamy salmon salad lettuce wraps

  • 1, 7oz can of salmon, drained
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1.5 Tbsp fresh herbs, finely chopped (such as dill, basil, chive, parsley)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup 2% Greek yogurt or lactose-free yogurt
  • 1 small head Romaine or Boston lettuce, rinsed and dried
  • Directions for creamy salmon salad lettuce wraps

    1. Add salmon to a medium bowl and use a fork to flake apart.
    2. Add celery, yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, herbs, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.
    3. Assemble lettuce leaves on a plate.
    4. Spoon salmon salad (~1/2 cup) into each leaf.
    5. Wrap up and enjoy!

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    References
    1. Swanson D, Block R, Mousa SA. Omega-3 Fatty Acids EPA and DHA: Health Benefits Throughout Life. Advances in Nutrition. 2012;3(1):1-7. doi:10.3945/an.111.000893.

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    Nutrition facts

    Per Serving

    • calories: 213
    • carbohydrates: 4g
    • fat: 10g
    • fiber: 1g
    • potassium: 641mg
    • protein: 29g
    • saturated fat: 2g
    • sodium: 1022mg
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