Paleo Tuna Salad Nori Wraps
Quick and healthy paleo tuna salad nori wraps. Albacore canned tuna, coconut milk, olive oil, lemon juice, avocado and other veggies on nori roll (seaweed) sheets.
Within this post you’ll how to make your own sushi style nori wraps; a delicious gluten-free healthy snack or meal. Plus tips to make rolling them easier.
While I’m not exclusively paleo (as you can tell with some of my recipes) I do appreciate key aspects of it. Mainly enjoying food as close to it’s natural source as you can. Healthy, organic, sustainable, wild caught and natural (truly natural food, not just the generic label “natural”) are favorite words around here. It’s all about balance and moderation. Of course I’m happy to enjoy decadent foods and the occasional treat as well.
These Paleo Tuna Salad Nori Wraps are delicious, healthy, and match those good for you key points. Seafood is becoming a new favorite in this household. Specifically wild-caught varieties such as tuna.
It’s a simple recipe that involves no cooking and just minutes of prep. No boring mayo based tuna here; instead I used coconut milk and olive oil, which both contain healthy fats. Some added spices and lemon juice complements the tuna in these nori wraps. You get the creamy tuna salad texture, but within paleo guidelines, which includes being gluten-free.
A favorite tuna of mine is Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore in Water. I recommend it for this paleo tuna salad recipe. It has firm texture and fresh taste, plus adds a variety of nutrients, including lean protein, healthy fat and essential vitamins and minerals. See their website for full nutritional facts. Bumble Bee® offers responsibly wild caught Albacore that is delicious, versatile and perfect as the main ingredient in any snack, entree or healthy meal prep. A good start is these Paleo Tuna Salad Nori Wraps.
Cooking Tips How to make you own nori wraps (or rolls):
Assembling these Tuna Salad Nori Wraps is a breeze. Just place a bit of tuna salad mix on top. I found that a flat layer on the bottom ⅔ of the wrap works best. Add sliced carrots, cucumber and avocado (or anything else you’d like) on top. Then carefully roll up diagonally from the bottom into a cone shape. Make sure it’s tight and you tuck the edge of the nori wrap under securely. If the wrap is a bit dry and doesn’t roll well, a trick is to slightly dampen with a wet paper towel.
Difficulty: Super easy
Flavor profiles: Fresh tuna taste with hint of coconut and tangy lemon juice. Paired with creamy avocado and slightly salty seaweed nori wraps.
Texture: Firm yet tender tuna paired with crunchy fresh veggies.
Dietary Options/Substitutions: Not much, this recipe is gluten free and paleo
- 1 (5-ounce) can Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore in Water, drained
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon canned coconut milk
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice, fresh squeezed
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 4-6 nori seaweed sheets
- 2 carrots, thinly sliced
- 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
- 1 avocado, sliced
- Note: Refrigerate tuna can before preparing tuna salad if you prefer it colder than room temperature.
- In a medium bowl stir together tuna, olive oil, coconut milk, lemon juice, cumin and salt.
- Spoon mixture over nori wraps, top with veggies and roll into cone shaped wraps. See cooking tip section above for detailed instructions and tips. Serve immediately.
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