As a busy mom, finding ways to make lunch delicious while still keeping it healthy can be, well, challenging. I often find that I’m short on time or short on ingredients. And in that moment, when I want something totally delicious and satisfying, I’m short on items that deliver. Because of the desire to have a lunch that feels upscale while still being amazingly simple, I’ve been rethinking the way I create weekday dishes. I’ve been thinking outside the pouch, so to speak, and elevating my favorite simple lunch into something that feels like a delight. And for me, the most delicious lunch ever is Lemon Dill Salmon Salad Wraps that start with a pouch of my go-to StarKist® Salmon Creations® Lemon Dill.
Besides the fact that it looks totally amazing, I’m sure you’re wondering what makes this lunch stand out in a sea of options. It’s that the StarKist Creations® Pouches are packed with nutrition and come in ten different flavors. Two of my favorite flavors are Mango Chipotle and Lemon Dill! Each Salmon Creations® pouch has 13g or more of protein, is under 100 calories and has all of the omega-3 benefits naturally found in salmon in each single-serve pouch. That alone makes them a staple in my healthy lifestyle. But in addition to the fact that they are perfect when simply torn open and eaten with a fork, they are also a delicious base for my Lemon Dill Salmon Salad Wraps.
What You Will Need:
(makes 2 servings)
3 Pouches of StarKist® Salmon Creations® Lemon Dill
1/2 Teaspoon of Dried Dill Weed
2 Pickle Slices
1/4 of a Diced Sweet Onion
1 Teaspoon of Fat Free Plain Greek Yogurt
Romaine Lettuce Leaves
How to Make It:
These Lemon Dill Salmon Salad Wraps are super simple to make, thanks to the key ingredient of StarKist® Salmon Creations® Lemon Dill Pouches!
To start, I emptied three pouches into a bowl.
Now, I have to say, you can totally just eat this salmon as-is because it’s super flavorful! But I decided to dress it up a little bit and turn it into a lunch that felt gourmet. So I started by adding in dill weed, diced pickles and onions, and plain Greek yogurt.
After mixing all of the ingredients together, I had a concoction that looked and tasted amazing!
While I’ll admit that it would have been fabulous on bread or even a whole wheat wrap, I decided to really keep things fresh and crisp by using romaine lettuce as the “bread” for my wrap. All that was required was washing the romaine lettuce and then spooning half of my StarKist® Salmon Creations® Lemon Dill mixture onto it.
After squeezing a little lemon juice over the top to really elevate the flavor, I was ready to serve my deliciously simple lunch.
Since my lettuce was the perfect size to roll up, I simply picked up the entire wrap.
Then I folded the sides of my lettuce over to ensure that every ounce of goodness was kept inside and ready for me to enjoy.
Just like that, I had a lunch ready to serve that is seriously amazing and feels like a treat in my very busy mom day. All that’s required to complete my meal is a trip out to my porch so that I can soak in the sunshine while I savor every bite of my flavorful creation.
This simple lunchtime dish tastes anything but ordinary, and it’s perfect for any day of the week. Since it takes less than 10 minutes to make because of the StarKist® Salmon Creations® Pouches, it’s easy enough for the days when lunchtime is limited.
It’s hard to remember to prepare something good to eat, and even harder to make the time to fix a nutritious meal. StarKist Creations™ make working lean protein into lunch simple with the easy-to-open, ready-to-eat, convenient pouches. The Salmon Creations® are absolutely delicious, but I also enjoy the StarKist Tuna Creations® and, for my kiddos, the Kid’s Creations™. They are a perfect way to eat smarter while experiencing fresh flavors that brighten your day.
Love this recipe? Be sure to check out how I used StarKist Tuna Creations® to create Buffalo Tuna Cups!