Keto Sushi | Spicy Tuna Sushi Bowl

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This Keto Sushi is a low carb recipe that is no roll, no rice, no fuss, but still delicious take on a spicy tuna salad. This method gives you the taste you crave without the work of rolling up the sushi!

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Don’t fret, if you are following a low carb or keto lifestyle you can still enjoy the wonderful flavors and textures of one of my favorite Japanese foods, sushi.

This spicy tuna keto poke bowl takes just 15 minutes to make and is dressed in a creamy mayo, lemon and sriracha sauce. Perfect to serve as a no cook appetizer.

What Makes This Spicy Tuna Salad So Great

  • Low carb. This Keto Sushi recipe takes out most of the carbs in sushi without compromising on the flavor. Get all the delicious flavor of a traditional spicy tuna roll while still abiding by a keto lifestyle.
  • Quick and easy. You can make this entire healthy sushi dish in just 15 minutes. Simply dice the sushi, chop up the veggies, mix the sauce and throw it all together for a simple dish you won’t soon forget.
  • Crowd pleaser. This low carb Spicy Tuna Sushi Bowl makes the perfect appetizer for a dinner party. It tastes just like sushi without the rice, so you can really taste the flavor of the tuna, cucumbers, and avocado. The tuna did cost me about $25 a pound, so make sure you invite people you really like 😜

How To Make Spicy Tuna Salad

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Cutting the nori and mixing it into the bowl
  1. Buy a sushi-grade quality raw tuna and dice. Add to a large mixing bowl. Add chopped cucumbers, avocado, and red onion.
  2. Lightly toss together with tuna with a spatula.
  3. Use a whisk to mix together mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, and sriracha.
  4. Pour the dressing/sauce over the top of the tuna and chopped veggies.
  5. Optional: Chop Nori into a chiffonade and use as a garnish.
  6. Add a combination of black and white sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

Can You Eat Sushi On A Keto Diet?

It can be a challenge to find sushi that is keto or low-carb because most restaurants use rice in their sushi rolls. You can ask for a keto version, but you may end up with just fish. And that certainly isn’t going to be satisfying.

This Spicy Tuna Salad is my version of low-carb sushi. It’s high in fat from the avocado and mayonnaise and skips the rice to keep it keto.

If you really want a spicy tuna roll rather than a spicy tuna salad, add cauliflower rice and roll with Nori. I like to keep my recipes quick and easy, so I did not test this recipe with any rice.

How Many Carbs Are In Sushi Without Rice?

This Spicy Tuna Sushi Bowl has only 8 carbs per serving, making it a great way to enjoy sushi on keto. One serving has about 400 calories, but there is so much protein and good fat in this low carb recipe. There is good fat from the avocado, and also fat from the mayonnaise, so it is very satisfying.

Is Seaweed Allowed On Keto?

Seaweed is significantly low in carbs, making it a great option for those of us living a keto lifestyle. A single sheet of seaweed has an astonishingly low 0.2 grams of carbs, with zero net carbs!

The choice of whether you decide to roll this dish up like sushi is totally up to you. Nori is a Japanese seaweed that has a strong flavor. When you order regular sushi, your tuna roll would come wrapped in Nori so you may already be familiar with the flavor of it.

Since I did not use rice in order to keep this Spicy Tuna Salad a low carb recipe, I simply rolled my sheet of Nori, chopped it into a chiffonade and used it as a garnish to bring home the sushi elements.

Nori is becoming more easily found. You can find it at Wal-Mart or try an Asian Food Market. If all else fails you can also pick some up on Amazon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make a poke bowl ahead of time?

This spicy keto tuna is best served as soon as you have made it, and within 24 hours.

What do you serve with keto sushi?

I like to serve this as a fresh appetizer, or as a light lunch when wrapped in nori or lettuce leaves. If you like, you can serve it alongside a salad to create a fuller meal. It would go great with my Korean cucumber salad!

Is sushi gluten-free?

Yes! This spicy tuna sushi bowl is gluten-free as it doesn’t contain any soy sauce.

Recipe Variations

  • Make a spicy tuna wrap. You can easily turn this sushi bowl into a wrap by rolling the salad up in a sheet of nori. I like to roll it into a cone shape so that it is easier to eat.
  • Make salmon sashimi. If you prefer, you can swap the tuna for salmon.
  • Make a shrimp poké bowl. It’s a lot cheaper and yet very tasty to use steamed shrimp rather than the tuna in this dish.
  • Spicy tuna kimbap and rolled sushi. If you are not following a low carb or keto diet, you can make a more traditional sushi by rolling the salad in sushi rice.

Tips and Tricks for Making Spicy Tuna Salad

  • This is not a make-ahead recipe. You can prep ahead, but the acid from the lemon juice starts to cook the raw tuna, so add the dressing last.
  • Same with the avocados, they start to turn brown if added too early, so add the avocados right when it is serving time.
  • You can also make this recipe with cooked shrimp.
  • You can choose to roll the salad in the Nori or serve it as an appetizer. It’s totally up to you.
  • If you decide to roll it, chop all ingredients kinda small so they’ll roll easily.
  • Make sure you eat this within 24 hours of making it.

More Keto Asian Inspired Recipes

So the next time you get a craving for some sushi, whip up this Keto Sushi instead and enjoy it guilt-free! Let me know if you enjoyed it in the comments!

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Spicy Tuna Salad | Low Carb Sushi Roll

Low Carb Spicy Tuna Salad with no roll, no rice, and still delicious. This is my version of a carby spicy tuna roll–minus the carbs and the rolling. This method gives you the taste you crave, without the work of rolling up the sushi. Plan to eat it within 24 hours of making it.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Course: Appetizers, Salads, Side Dishes

Cuisine: Asian

Keyword: Spicy Tuna Salad

Servings: 4 people

Calories: 355kcal

Author: Urvashi Pitre

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Dice quality sushi-grade raw tuna and place into a large bowl.

  • Chop vegetables.

  • Mix Mayonnaise, sriracha, lemon juice, and salt.

  • Toss everything together and chill.

  • Serve immediately.

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Tips and Tricks for Making Spicy Tuna Salad

  • This is not a make-ahead recipe. You can prep ahead, but the acid from the lemon juice starts to cook the raw tuna, so add the dressing last.
  • Same with the avocados, they start to turn brown if added too early, so add the avocados right when it is serving time.
  • You can also make this recipe with cooked shrimp.
  • You can choose to roll the salad in the Nori or serve it as an appetizer. It’s totally up to you.
  • If you decide to roll it, chop all ingredients kinda small so they’ll roll easily.
  • Make sure you eat this within 24 hours of making it.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 24g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g

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Keto Instant Pot, Keto Fat Bombs, Sweets, & Treats, and Easy keto in 30 minutes.

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