Poor Man’s Sushi

What do you do when you have a strong craving for sushi, but don’t have any of the ingredients to make it?  You use this Poor Man’s Sushi recipe instead!  It’s like an instant sushi that happens to be low-carb/keto friendly and packed with omegas!  Not to forget, delish as well!

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Believe it or not, canned tuna is actually a great substitute for the sashimi used to make sushi and it’s so easily accessible, you might even already have it in your pantry!

This one started by taking the base of a California roll mix, but instead of the crab, we replaced it with canned tuna.  From there, we added the avocados, wrapped it in some seaweed topped with a drop of Sriracha and out came this Poor Man’s Sushi, a very fitting name if you ask me!

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It’s super easy to make, requires no cooking and only takes minutes to make.  And best of all, you’d be surprised at how tasty this little dish is!  It’s creamy, full of flavors and does taste like sushi!

For this dish, I wanted to represent how we normally eat it which is more like a wrap, but you can also make this into a hand roll for presentation purposes if you like.  Either way it’s simple to make and tastes delicious!

The special ingredients you would need are Soy Sauce, Kewpie Mayo, Sriracha and Dried Seaweed, all of which can be purchased on Amazon or a local Asian supermarket.

Now, let’s get started!

Prepping Time 5M

Total Time 5M

Net Carb/Serving ~1g

Servings 8 pieces

Ingredients

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Take avocado and cut into slices and set aside.

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3) Drain canned tuna and place into a small mixing bowl.  Add Kewpie Mayo and Soy Sauce with the tuna and mix well.

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4) Take sheet of Dried Seaweed and cut into fourths and plate.

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5) Place a spoonful of tuna mixture followed by one avocado slice and a drop of Sriracha.  Pick up like a wrap and enjoy!

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Poor Man's Sushi LowCarbingAsian Pin 2

Poor Man's Sushi

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Poor Man's Sushi. Enjoy this quick and easy recipe at only ~1g Net Carb / Serving. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: canned tuna sushi, easy sushi roll, instant sushi, keto sushi, low carb sushi, quick homemade sushi
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 pieces
Print Recipe
Calories: 53kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 oz Canned Tuna (for tuna in oil, use less mayo)
  • 3 tbsp Kewpie Mayo
  • 1/2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 Whole Avocado
  • 2 Full Sheets Dried Seaweed
  • 1 tsp Sriracha

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Poor Man's Sushi Recipe (1)
  • Take avocado and cut into slices and set aside.
    Poor Man's Sushi Recipe (10)
  • Drain canned tuna and place into a small mixing bowl. Add Kewpie Mayo and Soy Sauce with the tuna and mix well.
    Poor Man's Sushi Recipe (21)
  • Take sheet of Dried Seaweed and cut into fourths and plate.
    Poor Man's Sushi Recipe (6)
  • Place a spoonful of tuna mixture followed by one avocado slice and a drop of Sriracha. Pick up like a wrap and enjoy!
    Poor Man's Sushi Recipe (9)

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Nutrition

Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 32mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

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