These 5 Minute Low Carb Spicy Tuna Rolls are deliciously fresh and come with just the right amount of kick!
Mornings are super busy for us and often that means lunch is bland and uninspired. I usually end up eating some form of egg and call it a day. I really love cucumbers and it’s always fun to find new ways to use them.
Once I had the idea of spicy tuna rolls in my mind, I knew I wanted two things out of them- full of flavor and FAST.
5 Minute Low Carb Spicy Tuna Rolls
To make the cucumber strips I used a regular vegetable peeler. Oddly enough, I had to buy one of these since we mostly eat leafy greens and broccoli. Only a couple dollars and a good investment.
An important note, the tuna really needs to be drained well. If you buy the foil packets, I believe it comes like this but I had canned tuna in water. I squeezed out as much as I could so it had that fuzzy look. I mixed hot sauce, seasoning and a little mayo in the tuna then sliced some small strips of avocado.
I placed the tuna mixture along the length of the cucumber slices and then avocado at the very end to get the roll going. The avocado slides out if it’s not on top of the tuna because of the cucumber’s moisture. This would also be a good place to add whatever else you’d like in your roll.
For the sauce, my favorite part, I mixed mayo and hot sauce together. I used sriracha because it gives a building heat I like rather than just “boom spicy!”
Simple as that! An easy lunch or dinner that takes only five minutes. Packed with protein and deliciousness. I would highly suggest getting a mini squirt bottle so you can show off to your friends with fancy plate decorations. 🙂
These are so amazing! I definitely recommend slicing the cucumbers first, then laying the slices in between paper towels so the excess moisture is absorbed while you make the tuna mix and sauce. This trick worked great for me. These were easy and delicious. My 7 year old daughter loved them and asked me to make them again. Of course I will because they are so easy. Thank you for the recipe!!
Monday 3rd of February 2020
Absolutely delish. Next time I will use seedless cucumbers , drain my tuna a lot better and almost purée the tuna for a more even spread. Over all a great lunch!
Monday 8th of July 2019
Wasn't happy with the way these turned out. Flavor was good, but unfortunately for me, when I made my cucumber "slices" with the veggie peeler, they were really wet. The photos make it look dry, but mine were reaaaally wet, as cucumber is comprised of mostly water. Made everything soggy, the serving plate ended up with a ton of water in the bottom even after letting my slices sit in a collander for a few hours. They were so wet, I couldn't even Pat them dry with paper towels. Made for a terrible texture. Good concept but didn't work for me, won't be trying again.
Thursday 10th of October 2019
Use zucchini instead of cucumber. I will try this with cabbage leaves.
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