Tuna Salad Sushi

Tuna Salad Sushi

As simple as it might sound, this roll is actually my favorite roll out of all the rolls I have made thus far!

(It beat out the Crunchy Shrimp Roll, which is my most requested roll by those for whom I make sushi!)

The tart tuna salad goes absolutely wonderfully with the juicy crunch of the lettuce and the sweet/salty taste of the sumeshi. Believe me, it is heavenly! My mouth is watering just thinking about it. πŸ™‚ I must have eaten 3 or 4 rolls of this… πŸ˜€

UPDATE: Check out the Spicy Tuna Salad Roll! We used Tanit’s suggestion, and it’s yummy!

Makes 6 rolls, or 36-48 slices.

  • 6 sheets nori
  • 3 cups sumeshi
  • 12 leaves lettuce
  • 3 cans tuna
  • mayonnaise and mustard
  • anything else you like putting in your tuna salad
Cooking Directions
  1. Cook sushi rice.
  2. Open the tuna cans carefully, and drain.
  3. Mix the tuna with mayonnaise, mustard, and anything else you like putting in your tuna salad, to taste.
  4. Wash the lettuce.
  5. Roll the sushi. For your fillings, place a couple of lettuce leaves on the sumeshi-covered nori and place about half a can of tuna salad- then roll the sushi as you normally would.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

17 thoughts on “Tuna Salad Sushi”

  1. Yvo -

    Mm, so I wonder how it would taste to just mix tuna salad with rice, lol. (Yes. Yes, I am very lazy. Nod again.) Haha my bf is a very picky eater but surprisingly loves tuna salad (he swears he hates fish, but he’ll eat eel, sometimes he’ll eat raw fish- if he sees me LOVING it and ignoring him, hahaha- he’s so funny like that) so I think I could get him to eat this. Mmm. BTW, my friends and I have talked about throwing a sushi making party and when we do, I am definitely using your site for recipes and how-to’s. (And of course, I’ll take & post pictures, crediting you for recipes!) Mmmm!

  2. Allison -

    Yvo – I don’t know about regular rice, but it’s definitely good with sushi rice! Ooooh wrap it in lettuce, and yum! Hehe you just gave me a yummy idea! πŸ˜€

    The sushi party sounds like it will be a lot of fun! I can’t wait to see pictures! Of course you are always welcome to use SushiDay… that’s what we are here for! πŸ˜€ Hehe good luck getting your boyfriend to try this sushi! πŸ™‚

  3. Tanit -

    Nice..this is the way that i make cheap and easy sushi…can tuna…
    but i like spicy so i mix the tuna with Sriracha Chili sauce and Japanese Mayo and a little bit sesame oil….it comes out pretty good and spicy…

  4. Elssha -

    wonder if you could sneak tomatos or olives in there… they’re what my tuna salad requires before it becomes tuna salad (the kind you put over noodles… not the sandwich stuff)
    lettuce wrapped tuna salad… mmmm

  5. Allison -

    Definitely! You could probably put anything you want in your tuna salad, but if you put too many wet or squishy things in it you will just have to watch when you are rolling the sushi to make sure it doesn’t all squish out. πŸ™‚

  6. René -

    Hi Allison

    Cool Site! My friends love this Tuna Salad Sushi’s. Instead of the lettuce i put omelet inside. Also very tasty.

  7. Karlo -

    cool recipe! ill definitly try this one! also I tried making deviled egg rolls! they were great! haha!

  8. Samantha -

    I have a Japanese-Vietnamese friend who makes rolls like this one all the time! She uses canned tuna (with a little mayo), imitation crab, cucumber, avocado, and sometimes scrambled eggs. It’s DELICIOUS, and perfect for a midday snack, not to mention extremely easy and cheap!

    I LOVE your blog by the way, I come here all the time sometimes just to read the recipes and look at the pictures! Makes me hungry πŸ˜›

  9. Wez -

    Hi Allison, thanks for this recipe, It was delicious! I will definitely be trying some of the other sushi ideas too πŸ™‚

  10. Allison -

    Samantha – That sounds delicious, with all the extra ingredients! I’ll have to try that sometime. Thanks!

    Wez – You’re very welcome, I’m glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

    Stephan – Thanks for the tip, I would have never thought to use Greek yogurt. πŸ™‚

    Samantha – That’s a fantastic idea. We use Sriracha to spice up our tuna salad sometimes, but I’m sure wasabi would give it a nice little kick as well. Thanks!