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Tuna Mandarin Roll-Ups

For a great hand-held meal to pack and carry (or enjoy at home), roll a savory tuna salad in a sturdy tortilla. Kids can help prepare this easy meal and even make a funny face with the red bell peppers, olives and other tasty vegetables from their kitchen before they roll it up! With this twist on the traditional tuna sandwich, you have a delicious, fun way to follow healthy eating advice: eat fish twice a week!

Recipe by Canned Food Alliance
dinner, dairy free, nut free, sugar free, fingerfood


  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mandarin orange segments, drained, divided
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped, canned water chestnuts, drained, divided
  • 1 can (12 ounces) solid, light tuna in water, drained
  • 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder (optional)
  • 4 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 cups loosely packed, torn lettuce leaves or baby spinach leaves


  1. Set aside half the Mandarin orange segments and several water chestnut slices.
  2. Break up tuna in a medium bowl.
  3. Mix in mayonnaise and curry powder, if desired, with a fork.
  4. Stir in remaining oranges and water chestnuts.
  5. Spread 1/2 cup tuna mixture onto each tortilla to within 1 inch of the edge.
  6. Make a funny face using 1/2 cup lettuce for hair, the extra Mandarin orange segments for a mouth and eyebrows and extra water chestnut slices for eyes.
  7. Roll up and serve immediately or keep cool.
  8. Or, get right to eating and top with lettuce, extra Mandarin orange segments and water chestnut slices.
  9. Roll up and serve.