Sesame Turnip Tuna Lettuce Wraps

If it’s too hot to cook, it’s time for fancy salads of various persuasions and this is one of them. It’s not QUITE too hot to cook, but it is definitely salad season. We started by looking for a cute way to snack on the delicious and beautiful heads of lettuce we got in the share this week and landed on lettuce wraps. But we’re hungry! We needed a bit more heft to our salad and we wanted to fit the spring turnips and their sharp tangy bitter notes in as well. This brainstorm came to Jane on her lunch break at work.

If you’re not a fan of the usual mayonnaise-y tuna salad, this feels fresh and light on a hot day. And if tuna isn’t your thing at all, you can beef out the same salad with some red pepper, green onion, and mustard greens, and maybe add a bit of lemon and more salt, and you’d be good to go. Try it as an appetizer at your next bbq!

Sesame Turnip Tuna Lettuce Wraps


  • 2 cans tuna (if you have red pepper and green onion and mix in some mustard greens, you could skip the tuna entirely!)
  • 1 bunch spring turnips tops and bottoms diced
  • 1 head lettuce leaves separated, washed, and dried
  • 2-3 tbsp toasted sesame oil to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp soya sauce to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp brown sugar to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 red pepper diced (optional)
  • 3 green onions diced (optional)


  1. This recipe is basically just… mix all of the ingredients except the lettuce leaves together, then taste and alter until it feels right, then put on the lettuce leaves! Easy peasy!