Canned tuna, chilies, green onion, sesame oil and a spicy mayo on top of lettuce leaves turns this into a great appetizer or even a light meal. My family said, ‘It’s so good you can’t tell it’s canned tuna.’
Make the spicy mayo by mixing the sriracha, mayo and Asian red chili paste together; refrigerate to chill.
Empty drained tuna into a large bowl. Break up tuna into large chunks.
Add 2/3 of the green onions to the tuna; reserve the rest for garnish.
Add the jalapeno, red bell pepper, red onion, shredded carrot, Thai basil and cilantro to the tuna and gently mix together, being careful not to break the tuna apart too much.
In a small bowl whisk together lime juice, sesame oil, Asian chili paste, sesame seeds, sugar, garlic, salt, and pepper. Pour dressing over tuna and mix carefully.
Spoon tuna mixture onto lettuce leaves and top with Spicy Mayo and reserved green onions.
Garnish with cilantro or Thai basil if you like.
Per Serving: 242 calories; protein 26.8g; carbohydrates 14.6g; fat 7.7g; cholesterol 48.3mg; sodium 1250mg.