These Leftover Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Guacamole turn your salmon leftovers into a deliciously zesty light lunch or healthy snack.
Leftover Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Guacamole
My Easter Sunday lunch always includes a healthy salmon dish. Salmon is so popular in my house I actually baked it with 2 different toppings this year. One was very simple, with just a sprinkling of dill. And the other was my new recipe I shared with you recently – Lime & Pistachio Crusted Salmon Recipe.
Because I used an entire fish this year we had a bit more leftovers than usual (part of the plan actually!). So today I am sharing a super tasty and easy snack/light lunch idea that you’ll be able to put together in about 10 minutes.
The only part of this recipe that requires preparation is my guacamole with a twist. The addition of freshly chopped mint leaves makes this zesty lively dip even more refreshing and simply ideal to pair with the salmon. Mint and lime are a fabulous pairing, tried and tested, and not just in food recipes. Have you tried my Mojito with Mastika?
WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVER COOKED SALMON
If you are looking for more leftover salmon recipe ideas try my Leftover Salmon Spinach Pasta. It’s another easy and delicious lunch idea. You may also like this Healthy Leftover Salmon and Potatoes Casserole, which is ready in 30 minutes.
Lettuce wrap recipe
Lettuce wraps make fantastic finger food, are extremely versatile and look really appetizing. They are all about the filling and the possibilities are endless. You can fill your lettuce wraps with chicken salad mixture, salsa, beans, even potato salad if you want to turn it into a lighter snack. (And add a little finesse to it too:) Check out my Leftover Turkey Lettuce Wraps recipe I made a while ago.
So they were ideal for my leftover salmon!
If you scroll down to the list of ingredients you will notice fromage frais, which I used in the guacamole. Fromage frais (fromage blanc) can easily be confused with creme fraiche, though they are quite different. Unlike creme fraiche, fromage frais is naturally low in fat and that’s the one you’ll need for this recipe. Alternatively use full fat yogurt.
These Leftover Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Guacamole turn your salmon leftovers into a deliciously zesty light lunch or healthy snack idea.
- Cooked salmon
- 8-10 gem lettuce leaves
- For the Guacamole:
- 2 medium/large avocados peeled, deseeded
- 2-2.5 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves
- 1 small garlic clove
- Juice of half a lime
- 2 tablespoons fromage frais/thick yogurt
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Freshly chopped chives or spring onions for serving optional
Place individual lettuce leaves on a large plate/tray and spoon a desired amount of the salmon into each leaf.
To make the guacamole, combine all the guacamole ingredients and puree until smooth. Place a dollop of the mixture on top of the salmon, sprinkle with chives/spring onions (opional) and serve!
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MORE EASY, HEALTHY MEAL IDEAS
Here you will find all my easy meal recipe ideas in one place. Or you can browse the different categories: chicken, turkey, fish and vegetarian/vegan. The categories also include gluten free and dairy free options.