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Ketogenic Spicy Tuna Rolls

ketogenic spicy tuna rollKetogenic Spicy Tuna Rolls

So today I had that sushi craving.  And ya, I know that Sashimi is very Keto friendly, but I was dreaming of California rolls and Spider Rolls and my very favorite, Spicy Tuna Rolls!

I thought what the heck, I’ll look up how many carbs in a Sushi Nori Seaweed Sheets and lo and behold, 1 g carb and 1 g fibre, making zero net carbs!  I can work with that!

Not only that, I have always been aware that seaweed has some amazing health benefits.  You can read about The 7 Benefits of Seaweed here.

The other day I had eaten a tuna salad recipe that I got from a site called  KetoFlu and it reminded me of a spicy tuna roll because he used that spicy Sriracha Sauce.  So my Ketogenic Spicy Tuna Rolls began to take shape!

So just a little time out here because I don’t want any hate mail!  This is not real sushi, and these are not authentic sushi ingredients, this is Keto Sushi folks!  Meaning this is not gourmet food, just a crazy way to make it seem like I ate sushi.  But I think they turned out pretty darn awesome and I will definitely make these again!

You will need a Sushi Mat to make these rolls, you’ll be amazed at how well they work!


Ketogenic Spicy Tuna Rolls

  • 1 Nori sheet
  • 1 can tuna
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • Spicy Siriachi sauce
  • 1/4 c avocado

Mix tuna, mayonnaise and cilantro in a bowl.Keto sushi

  1. Place Nori sheet on a sushi mat with the rough non shiny side facing up.
  2. Spread tuna mixture on bottom half of sheet (see picture). Line avocado slices alongside the tuna.  Using the mat, roll the sheet over the tuna until it is rolled into a cylinder.  Apply a little pressure until the roll holds together on it’s own, then release it from the rolling mat.
  3. Take a very sharp knife and slice the roll into approximately 6 pieces.
  4. Squirt the top of each roll with a dab of Sriarchi sauce.

Enjoy, these are really good!

Picked Ginger makes a great condiment for these keto low carb sushi rolls!  Make your own sugar free pickled ginger following these directions.

I ate the whole thing for dinner and this is how it came out from MyFitnessPal:  Calories 386, Carbs 5, Fat 25, Protein 31, Fiber 4 (1 Net carb depending on how you count your carbs)

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68 Responses to Ketogenic Spicy Tuna Rolls

  1. Iā€™m thinking of so many extras, but Japanese Mayo and tobiko sound amazing. Also, the comment above about crab sounds great, and add shrimp šŸ¤Æ

    • KetoWoman says:

      I love these rolls! Did you see my other rolls that I made recently? I finally broke down and made cauliflower sticky rice, but I still like these tuna ones. You can check them out here, keto California rolls!

  2. PS says:

    Wowww these look amazing. I’m going to make them this weekend hopefully and I’m going to add a splash of lime juice to my tuna mixture yum. I’m just discovering your site. Lovvvvvvve it!

    • KetoWoman says:

      ooohhh, I love the idea of adding lime! Thanks for the comments!

  3. Jo Flemings says:

    What about using cauliflower as a rice substitute in this?

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes, I do think that would work too. Thanks for the suggestion!

  4. msmum1977 says:

    I’m off to buy nori. This looks fantastic! Thinking it could also work with canned crab meat! Yum šŸ™‚

    • KetoWoman says:

      And canned salmon too! I hope you like the keto sushi! šŸ™‚

  5. Ron says:

    I started the Keto diet a few weeks ago and it’s going great but I’m struggling a little on the percentages.
    Thanks so much for this excellent website it really helps a lot. The food you
    eat is the food I like to eat so I’ll be making lots of your recipes.(first post)

    • anitabreeze says:

      I think the percentages are something you have to fiddle with until you find one that works for you. Glad you like the food, lots more recipes coming!

  6. Neko! says:

    Heres a great idea!! Try making this with cauliflower rice to get a pseudo-sushi thing going šŸ˜€

    • anitabreeze says:

      Yes, I was actually thinking that would work. I was wondering if I should leave the cauliflower rice uncooked. Hmm…

  7. Gabe says:

    Just wanted to say that if there’s no rice, it’s technically “maki” not “sushi”. For something to be called sushi it must contain rice. So these are keto-friendly maki rolls – and delicious ones at that.

    Try cutting long, thin strips of cucumber with a carrot peeler and using that instead of seaweed to form rolls! Yum.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes, you are absolutely correct on that. I tend to use the term sushi as a blanket term to cover all things I might find at my favorite sushi bar. See, there I did it again! šŸ™‚ I will try your cucumber idea though, sounds like another good idea.

  8. I love tuna dishes and the presentation on these is amazing. These would look great at any family event.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Thankyou and they taste as good as they look!

  9. Margaret says:

    I’m not into sushi but this does look good

    • KetoWoman says:

      Try it, it’s not real sushi, so you just might like!

  10. Corinne says:

    I love sushi and this recipe looks delicious. For those afraid of trying to roll their own sushi, you could even skip the the sushi wrapper and just serve in lettuce leaves.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Absolutely, in fact I will probably try that this weekend! Lettuce wraps are sooo versatile!

  11. Areeba says:

    Looks super yummy! Love love love Sushi!

    • KetoWoman says:

      Well, I hope you like my doctored up Keto sushi!

  12. Jenny says:

    oh those look good šŸ˜€ ♥ Tuna. Think my husband would love these as well.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Awesome, let me know if you try it!

  13. Noor Unnahar says:

    Can’t tell you how yummy they look!

    • KetoWoman says:

      And they taste yummy too!

  14. Mel Cole says:

    Love that it has tuna in it! Yum!

  15. patricia says:

    My issue is mayo. I detest it and I won’t eat anything that has it in it. This does look good but without mayo lol

    • KetoWoman says:

      Oh too bad, I love mayo so I use it. But anything goes with rolls and wraps, so leave it out!

  16. I love sushi and I usually order the crunchy roll. These look delicious!

    • KetoWoman says:

      Oh yes, crunchy rolls. I will have to think of a way to pull that one off!

  17. Sushi lover here! I try and buy them at least once a week. We have a sushi shop at our commissary and they make some amazing ones. I may have to try yours. šŸ™‚

    • KetoWoman says:

      Ya, this is a pretty quick & dirty version! I also make the real stuff for my kids from time to time!

  18. I don’t eat tuna or any seafood because of allergies but my husband does. I know he would love these tuna rolls.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Oh sorry to hear that! I would hate to be allergic to seafood. šŸ™

  19. Wow that looks amazing! And sushi is usually pretty complicated but I think I could handle this. I’ve just discovered sriracha (I haven’t always loved spicy) so will have to give this a try!

    • KetoWoman says:

      I promise, it is easy! If you can make tuna salad, you can make this Keto sushi!

  20. Melanie S. says:

    I don’t go near anything that even vaguely resembles fish, but their is a sushi place near me that makes a spicy chicken roll, and I love that. šŸ™‚

    • KetoWoman says:

      I’m not sure if canned tuna really resembles fish, so it could be safe for you!

  21. MELISASource says:

    This looks perfect for after school in my household! ~Thanks for sharing! šŸ™‚

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes, these are great healthy snack!

  22. Nicole A. says:

    I have actually never tried Tuna Rolls before.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Well who knows you might really like these!

  23. Melanie says:

    These look great! I really want to try them some day

    • KetoWoman says:

      Let me know how it goes!

  24. I’m so impressed – I have never tried making my own sushi!

    • KetoWoman says:

      I have a few more ideas like this up my sleeve, so stay tuned for more Keto sushi ideas coming up!

  25. I never thought to make a tuna roll! this looks fantastic! My husband would love this!

    • KetoWoman says:

      Awesome, I hope he loves it!

  26. Sarah Bailey says:

    Oh now that looks nice! I’m not a huge fan of sushi but wow I love tuna! x

    • KetoWoman says:

      It’s worth a shot, since it is really ‘pretend’ sushi!

  27. This looks so good! I loved spicy foods and tuna.

  28. Pam says:

    We actually really like sushi but my husband hates tuna. These look good though so I might be able to trick him into eating them.

    • KetoWoman says:

      It’s worth a try, normally they use raw tuna. So maybe he might like it canned.

  29. Rosey says:

    Pretty sure my sister-in-law would love this recipe, so I’m forwarding it to her.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Awesome, I hope she loves it!

  30. I have never seen sushi made with canned fish. Guess it is cheaper that way. Looks like it would make a tasty salad without the wrap.

    • KetoWoman says:

      It’s not real sushi! And yes, it was inspired by a tuna salad that I had last week! šŸ™‚

  31. Marika says:

    I’m not much of a tuna person, but this looks so yummie, I might just give it a try.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Let me know if you like it!

  32. Cyndie says:

    I do not like sushi but this looks good. Have to try.

    • KetoWoman says:

      You might like this because it’s not really sushi!

  33. I did spicy tuna rolls on my blog not long ago. We made them for family members who love them. I have never tried them with canned tuna, we always use fresh.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes, fresh tuna is the usual way! This was a quick and dirty way to satisfy the sushi craving!

  34. amanda says:

    love me some sushi! glad you find something that’s good for ketogenic life

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes, me too! Thanks for visiting!

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