Tuna Salad Wontons
Megan Koscinski, MS, RD
Some of our favorite bariatric appetizers come in a wonton cup. That’s because they’re crunchy, satisfying, and super easy to make! All you need is a mini muffin tin, cooking spray, a few minutes of prep time, and a handful of diced-up ingredients to build this quick and simple bite-sized snack.
This delicious recipe starts with a base of crispy, crunchy wonton wrappers, just like egg roll wrappers, but smaller. Simply buy plain wonton wrappers, then press them into a muffin tin and bake in a preheated oven for a 5-minute cook time or until they are golden brown and crispy.
Pull the wonton wrappers out of the oven and fill each cup with a scoop of tuna salad. Tuna is a yummy source of protein and gets dressed up with mayo, Dijon, celery, lemon juice, dill, and garlic powder. These tuna wonton cups are the perfect serving size after metabolic and bariatric surgery since they’re already portioned out for you perfectly!
Tip: If you’re not a fan of tuna, it’s easy to make chicken salad instead! Simply dice up chicken breasts until fine, mix with mayo and seasoning, and add the chicken mixture to the wontons just like you would with the tuna salad. Buffalo chicken would also work great here!
12 wonton wrappers
1 can of tuna packed in water, drained
⅓ cup low-fat mayonnaise
1 tbsp Bariatric Fusion Unflavored High Protein Meal Replacement
1-2 tbsp Dijon mustard
⅛ cup finely chopped celery
½ tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp fresh chopped dill
¼ tsp garlic powder
Preheat the oven to 375 °F. Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray or grease with olive oil. You can also use a nonstick tin instead if you have one.
Place one wonton wrapper into each of the muffin cups using your fingers. Bake for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven, and let cool.
Add the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, garlic powder, dill, protein powder, and chopped celery in a mixing bowl. Mix until well combined. Add the drained tuna and stir again.
Fill each wonton cup with about 1 tbsp of the tuna mixture. Serve immediately.
Portion size will vary after metabolic and bariatric Surgery (MBS) based on your current food stage and tolerance. Consult with your bariatric healthcare team about appropriate food options based on your individual needs for each phase of your bariatric journey.
Our Bariatric Protein Powders are formulated specifically for ASMBS-endorsed procedures, including Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Lap Band, and Intra-Gastric Balloon. They can also be enjoyed by individuals who have not had metabolic and bariatric surgery and are a great way to get more high-quality protein in your diet.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
- Serving Size
- 1 serving (1 Wonton cup)
- per serving
- 3 grams
- 6 grams
- 1 grams
- 0.5 grams
- 10 grams