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Spicy Tuna Crunchwraps

February 14, 2022 by Chris Collins

These Spicy Tuna Crunchwraps are absolutely loaded with flavour and couldn’t be easier to make!

Sure, a good old trusty tuna wrap is great, but a tuna crunchwrap is even better. Follow me…

4 crunchwrap halves stacked on each other on wooden board showing filling

Spicy Tuna

Tuna takes on spice so nicely, so I thought it’d be rude not to give these crunchwraps a spicy twist. We’ll talk crunchwrap fillings in just a sec, but first let’s see what you’ll need to make the spicy tuna:

  • Tuna – I recommend canned tuna chunks over flakes. Sometimes flakes can turn a little mushy. Chunks hold up much better.
  • Mayo – Full fat of course!
  • Sriracha – This works great because it’s not only a classic pairing with tuna/mayo, but it’s also got a fairly thick consistency in comparison to most hot sauces; this helps prevent the tuna mix from going super watery.
  • Spring Onion – For an added boost of flavour.
  • Celery – For an added crunch.
  • S&P – To taste.

Can I use a different hot sauce?

I highly recommend sriracha for the above reasons, but if you don’t have or like it you could use a different hot sauce. Just be aware of its thinner consistency and a potential increase in spice (may need to add more mayo and less hot sauce to counteract this). Failing this you could sub chilli flakes, but you will lose out on a lot of flavour!

Process shots: gather ingredients (photo 1), add to small mixing bowl (photo 2), stir to combine (photo 3).

3 step by step photos showing how to make spicy tuna

Tuna Crunchwraps

Alright, tuna done and dusted, let’s talk crunchwraps. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Tortilla Wrap – I recommend using flour tortillas over corn because they’re more pliable.
  • Lettuce – Iceberg is the classic addition to a crunchwrap!
  • Tuna – As discussed above.
  • Avocado – Finely sliced.
  • Doritos – For the crunch! I use Chilli Heatwave to tie in with the spicy theme.
  • Cheese – A classic cheddar works great here.

What can I use instead of Doritos?

I use Doritos for the Chilli Heatwave flavour, but in reality any type of spicy tortilla chip (or regular tortilla chip) will work just fine!

How do I prevent the wrap from tearing?

If your wraps seem a little firm, especially if they’re a couple of days old, I find that giving them a blitz in the microwave will help soften them up. Crunchwraps often tear as well when you’re trying to cram in too much filling, especially the ‘crunch’ aspect (i.e. the tortilla chips) so just don’t go overboard.

Process shots: add lettuce (photo 1), add tuna (photo 2), add avocado (photo 3), add Doritos (photo 4), add cheese (photo 5), fold (photo 6).

6 step by step photos showing how to make tuna crunchwraps

Pan Fried Crunchwraps

You’ve got the crunch aspect inside the wrap, but now we want it on the outside too. To do that you simply just want to toast both sides in a pan until deep golden and crispy. Both sides should sound hollow when tapped.

Do you need oil to fry crunchwraps?

A lot of recipes do use oil, and I sometimes do, but only in a small quantity. If I’ve got oil spray on hand I’ll add a few sprays, but in reality you don’t really need it.

Process shots: add crunchwrap to pan seam-side-down (photo 1), toast both sides (photo 2).

2 step by step photos showing how to fry tuna crunchwraps

Serving Tuna Crunchwraps

I typically serve these for Lunch usually with any leftover Doritos from the bag.

Can I make these ahead of time?

Unfortunately the longer you leave these sat, the soggier they get. For a nice toasty crunchwrap, you want to eat them up right away. Having said that, you could always make the tuna part ahead of time and store in the fridge until needed.

After another delicious crunchwrap recipe? Check out my Buffalo Chicken Crunchwraps!

Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full recipe for these spicy tuna crunchwraps shall we?!

close up shot of spicy tuna crunchwraps sliced in half on wooden board

How to make Spicy Tuna Crunchwraps (Full Recipe & Video)

4 crunchwrap halves stacked on each other on wooden board showing filling

Spicy Tuna Crunchwraps

These Spicy Tuna Crunchwraps are absolutely loaded with flavour and couldn't be easier to make!
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Servings (click & slide): 4 crunchwraps
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Calories per serving: 645kcal
Cost per serving: £2.50 / $3

Equipment:

  • Large Frying Pan & Spatula/Turner
  • Small Mixing Bowl & Fork
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board
  • Cheese Grater

Ingredients (check list):

Spicy Tuna

  • 2x 5oz/145g cans of Tuna, drained
  • 1/4 cup / 60g full fat Mayo
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha (see notes)
  • 1 rib of Celery, finely diced
  • 1 large Spring Onion, finely diced
  • Salt & Pepper, as needed

Crunchwraps

  • 4 large Flour Tortilla Wraps
  • 1 cup / 100g Cheddar, grated
  • 2 small Avocados, halved, stoned, peeled & finely sliced (1/2 avocado per crunchwrap)
  • 1.5oz / 40g Chilli Heatwave Doritos, or as needed (approx 5-6 per chips per crunchwrap)
  • 1/2 small head of Iceberg Lettuce, finely sliced (or as needed)
  • Salt & Pepper, as needed

Instructions:

  • In a small mixing bowl combine drained tuna with mayo, sriracha, celery, spring onion and a pinch of salt & pepper (to taste). Place to one side.
  • Lay out 4 tortilla wraps, then add a pinch of lettuce in the centre of each one. Add tuna, followed by avocado with a pinch of salt & pepper, then the Doritos in a circular shape. Top with cheese, then fold in the outside of the wrap over the centre, making your way around the wrap until the centre is completely covered (see video for guidance).
  • Working in batches if you need to, place the wrap seam side down in a pan over medium heat. Fry for 3-4mins or until deep golden and crispy, then flip and cook until the other side is golden.
  • Slice in half and enjoy!

Quick 1 min demo!

Notes:

a) Tortilla Wraps - These are typically sold as 10" wraps in the UK. Depending on how pliable they are you might want to consider giving them a quick blitz in the microwave to loosen them up, just so they don't tear when you fold them. In all cases make sure it's flour tortilla wraps, not corn. 
b) Doritos - I like using Chilli Heatwave Doritos for an extra kick of spice, but in reality you can use any type of Tortilla Chip!
c) Sriracha/Spiciness - These crunchwraps have a gentle kick of spice, nothing overbearing at all. If you don't have or like sriracha you can sub a different hot sauce, just be aware of the spiciness. Some hot sauces are much spicier than others!
d) Can I make these ahead of time? - I don't recommend making the full crunchwrap ahead of time because they go soggy as they rest. If you want to get ahead of the game you can make the spicy tuna and tightly store in the fridge for a couple of days. Bring to room temp and give it a good stir before you use it.
e) Calories - per crunchwrap.

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Nutrition:

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Tuna Crunchwraps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 645 Calories from Fat 365
% Daily Value*
Fat 40.58g62%
Saturated Fat 10.371g52%
Trans Fat 0.367g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10.196g
Monounsaturated Fat 16.893g
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 908mg38%
Potassium 934mg27%
Carbohydrates 43.44g14%
Fiber 9.9g40%
Sugar 4.66g5%
Protein 30.49g61%
Vitamin A 1198IU24%
Vitamin C 14.5mg18%
Calcium 314mg31%
Iron 4.22mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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  • Reply
    Rebecca Greenwood
    October 12, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious!

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      Chris Collins
      October 13, 2023 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks Rebecca! 🙂 C.

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