Cashew and Curry Tilapia Lettuce Wraps
For an easy protein-packed lunch that’s fresh and flavorful, make these Cashew and Curry Tilapia Lettuce Wraps!
Our kids went back to school this week. Summer, in my book, is officially over…no waiting for Labor Day to make that call. I’m happy to say that our summer was a good one, though. We spent alot of time with family and friends, enjoyed a mini vacation to Minnesota’s beautiful North Shore, and explored new places in our own Twin Cities area whenever we could. Our local scene has so much to offer; one should never be able to complain of boredom.
I feel the same way about food. Boring meals should not be allowed. Lunch can come together easy as 1-2-3 with these Cashew and Curry Tilapia Lettuce Wraps. I’ll show you how!
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I’m always looking for ways to keep fresh fruits and vegetables exciting in our girls’ lunch boxes, and for my own lunches as well. And I know that lettuce wraps are a sure bet for each and every one of us.
I think that part of the appeal of lettuce wraps is that they are essentially finger food, in a fun taco-like form. These wraps are colorful and packed with fresh flavors, a genius way to make sure everyone is getting their vegetables.
This recipe for cashew and curry tilapia lettuce wraps uses one of our girls’ favorite vegetables, the red bell pepper, but feel free to tweak the veggies to your own favorites. Think carrots, radishes, and snow peas. I especially like to add some thin slices of cucumber and pickled onion to mine.
Want to know another way I keep our daughters crazy about lettuce wraps? I simply add some nuts. Our girls are crazy for cashews. Well, so am I. Not only do I adore their crunchy, salty goodness, but adding nuts is a way for me to incorporate just a little more protein in lighter lunches.
Chicken of the Sea’s Tilapia Fillets in Sauce make lunchtime easy and delicious. The Tilapia Fillets in Yellow Curry Sauce are a perfect choice for these lettuce wraps, with one 3-ounce pouch adding an impressive 14 grams of protein.
I’m almost embarrassed to call this recipe a recipe. But since it’s actually one of my favorite ways to eat this tilapia, I wanted to share it with you. We can all use some helpful tips for easy and delicious meals, right?!
The tilapia fillets are flavored in a rich yellow curry sauce, and I’d definitely call it a milder curry. I like the freshness of the vegetables to shine and prefer to not add any other sauce to these lettuce wraps. All they really need is a squeeze of bright lime juice to finish them off.
- 2 to 3 large Boston lettuce leaves
- 1 3-oz. pouch Chicken of the Sea's Tilapia Fillets in Yellow Curry Sauce
- thin slices red bell pepper
- whole salted cashews
- chopped green onion
- cilantro leaves, chopped or left whole
- 2 to 3 fresh lime wedges
- sesame seeds
I have listed ingredients, but left the quantities up to your own liking. One pouch of tilapia makes 2 to 3 lettuce wraps, depending on how much you like to use in each one.
- Add tilapia to top of individual lettuce leaves. Top with red pepper, cashews, green onion, and cilantro.
- Squeeze fresh lime juice over the top and finish with a sprinkling of sesame seeds. Fold and enjoy.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 406Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 454mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 6gSugar: 7gProtein: 35g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Nutritionix. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your own favorite calculator.
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Looking for more ways to incorporate Chicken of the Sea’s Tilapia Fillets in Sauce into your own lunches? Be sure to also check out my recipe for Santa Fe Tilapia Chopped Salad Bowl!
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