This recipe was inspired, as you may have guessed, by the spicy tuna sushi roll. I’ve been preparing tuna salad this way for about a year now, but it only occurred to me recently that with a few extra ingredients it could taste a lot like my favorite type of sushi.
Spicy Tuna Rolls typically include tuna in a spicy sauce, something crunchy like cucumber, and often avocado. My Spicy Tuna Wrap uses teriyaki sauce and Sriracha to give the tuna a spicy Asian twist, and includes vegetables like carrots, red bell peppers, radishes, avocado, and spinach in place of seaweed. It’s perfect for when you’re craving sushi without any in reach, or for those who are hesitant to try real sushi. The spicy tuna mixture is also delicious on a salad!
To make the preparation of this wrap quicker, I recommend refrigerating your can of tuna beforehand. I do this often so I don’t need to wait for my tuna salad to chill in the fridge when I’m hungry!
Spicy Tuna Wrap
makes 1 wrap
- 1 5 oz. can of tuna, drained
- 1 Tbsp light mayonnaise or Greek yogurt (I recommend mayo for a more authentic flavor)
- 1.5 tsp teriyaki sauce
- 1 tsp Sambel Oelek chili paste or Sriracha
- 1 tsp sweet chili sauce (honey or brown sugar would work as well)
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1/4 avocado, sliced into strips
- 1/3 cup assorted crunchy veggies, sliced into matchsticks (I recommend carrots, red bell pepper, and cucumber or radishes)
- small handful of fresh spinach
- 1 8-inch flour tortilla
- optional: sesame seeds and red pepper flakes to garnish
To prepare the spicy tuna mixture, mix together your drained tuna, mayo, teriyaki sauce, chili paste, chili sauce and green onions. Stir to combine and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour if not previously chilled.
Begin to build your wrap by spreading tuna along the middle of your tortilla in a straight line, and layer your avocado, veggies, and spinach on top. Roll up tightly and enjoy!