Easy Keto 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 fiber, 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.
Can you eat sushi on Keto?
Well, you have to be really careful.
I’ve eaten Sashimi and edamame in restaurants.
Even if you are dirty keto, sushi is an issue because first of all, there’s the rice. And then there’s the sugar in the sauce they use in the rice. And then there’s all the sauces that go onto most rolls.
If you make these tuna rolls or my California Rolls recipe, I think you might just satisfy your sushi cravings!
The other day I had eaten a tuna salad recipe that I got from a site calledKetoFlu and it reminded me of a spicy tuna roll because he used that spicy Srirachi sauce. So my Keto 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.
And all that said, if you are one of those people who is squeamish about eating raw fish, hello! These are fantastic, in my honest opinion!
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!
Ingredients needed for the Tuna Rolls
- Nori sheets
- 1 can tuna
- Fresh cilantro
- Spicy Srirachi sauce
Ok let’s get rolling on this low carb way of making tuna rolls!
Easy Keto Spicy Tuna Rolls
A tasty keto spicy tuna roll that doesn't use raw fish! Makes great low carb appetizers or a quick lunch!
- 1 can tuna
- 2 Nori Sheets
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp chopped cilantro (unless you hate cilantro)
- 1 celery stalk, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- Srirachi sauce
- Mix tuna, mayonnaise, celery and cilantro in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper
- Place Nori sheet on a sushi mat with the rough non shiny side facing up
- Spread half the 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
- Repeat with second nori sheet and the rest of the tuna mixture.
- Allow to sit for a few minutes so the nori sheet absorbs some moisture
- Take a very sharp knife and slice the roll into approximately 6 pieces.Squirt the top of each roll with a dab of Srirachi sauce.
- Serve immediately with sugar free picked ginger on the side.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 242Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 867mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 22g
Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar.
Pickled Ginger makes a great condiment for these keto low carb sushi rolls! Make your own sugar free pickled ginger following these directions.
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73 thoughts on “Easy Keto Spicy Tuna Rolls”
This isn’t Keto.
Siracha has sugar in it. It’s one of the first Ingredients.
Most Mayo has sugar in it as well. There are very few brands that don’t.
If you replace siracha with chili garlic sauce and make sure you use Dukes or one of the other 3ish mayo’s that don’t have sugar you can remove the added sugar, but the recipe, as it is has added sugar in 2 of the main components.
Here is how I see it. Keto is not a food group, it is a metabolic state. Any food can be ‘keto’, yes even sugar. If you are following Clean Keto, then sure, this will be one of those foods that you would likely avoid. Me, I can use Sriacha and store bought mayo and have it fit well within my macros and feel quite comfortable with my choice to do that. But I do applaud you for keeping your Keto clean!
I’m thinking of so many extras, but Japanese Mayo and tobiko sound amazing. Also, the comment above about crab sounds great, and add shrimp ?
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!
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!
ooohhh, I love the idea of adding lime! Thanks for the comments!
What about using cauliflower as a rice substitute in this?
Yes, I do think that would work too. Thanks for the suggestion!
I’m off to buy nori. This looks fantastic! Thinking it could also work with canned crab meat! Yum :)
And canned salmon too! I hope you like the keto sushi! :-)
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)
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!
Heres a great idea!! Try making this with cauliflower rice to get a pseudo-sushi thing going :D
Yes, I was actually thinking that would work. I was wondering if I should leave the cauliflower rice uncooked. Hmm…
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.
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! :-) I will try your cucumber idea though, sounds like another good idea.
I love tuna dishes and the presentation on these is amazing. These would look great at any family event.
Thankyou and they taste as good as they look!
I’m not into sushi but this does look good
Try it, it’s not real sushi, so you just might like!
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.
Absolutely, in fact I will probably try that this weekend! Lettuce wraps are sooo versatile!
I like to make sushi into a rice bowl so using cauliflower rice would be easy and yummy. I cut the nori into thin strips and mix in.
Yes, I think that would be a fantastic lunch!
Looks super yummy! Love love love Sushi!
Well, I hope you like my doctored up Keto sushi!
oh those look good :D ♥ Tuna. Think my husband would love these as well.
Awesome, let me know if you try it!
Can’t tell you how yummy they look!
And they taste yummy too!
Love that it has tuna in it! Yum!
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
Oh too bad, I love mayo so I use it. But anything goes with rolls and wraps, so leave it out!
I love sushi and I usually order the crunchy roll. These look delicious!
Oh yes, crunchy rolls. I will have to think of a way to pull that one off!
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. :)
Ya, this is a pretty quick & dirty version! I also make the real stuff for my kids from time to time!
I don’t eat tuna or any seafood because of allergies but my husband does. I know he would love these tuna rolls.
Oh sorry to hear that! I would hate to be allergic to seafood. :-(
I think you could try any other canned or shredded meat. I think shredded/pulled chicken or pork would be good. You could flavor them in an Asian style.
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!
I promise, it is easy! If you can make tuna salad, you can make this Keto sushi!
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. :)
I’m not sure if canned tuna really resembles fish, so it could be safe for you!
This looks perfect for after school in my household! ~Thanks for sharing! :)
Yes, these are great healthy snack!
I have actually never tried Tuna Rolls before.
Well who knows you might really like these!
These look great! I really want to try them some day
Let me know how it goes!
I’m so impressed – I have never tried making my own sushi!
I have a few more ideas like this up my sleeve, so stay tuned for more Keto sushi ideas coming up!
I never thought to make a tuna roll! this looks fantastic! My husband would love this!
Awesome, I hope he loves it!
Oh now that looks nice! I’m not a huge fan of sushi but wow I love tuna! x
It’s worth a shot, since it is really ‘pretend’ sushi!
This looks so good! I loved spicy foods and tuna.
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.
It’s worth a try, normally they use raw tuna. So maybe he might like it canned.
Pretty sure my sister-in-law would love this recipe, so I’m forwarding it to her.
Awesome, I hope she loves it!
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.
It’s not real sushi! And yes, it was inspired by a tuna salad that I had last week! :-)
I’m not much of a tuna person, but this looks so yummie, I might just give it a try.
Let me know if you like it!
I do not like sushi but this looks good. Have to try.
You might like this because it’s not really sushi!
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.
Yes, fresh tuna is the usual way! This was a quick and dirty way to satisfy the sushi craving!
love me some sushi! glad you find something that’s good for ketogenic life
Yes, me too! Thanks for visiting!