If you’ve never tried Nori Wraps – now’s your chance! These TikTok-inspired Nori Sushi Wraps with canned tuna, avocado, and cucumbers are easy, delicious, and fun! You get to choose what goes into your sushi wraps and to have lunch on the table in minutes! Plus, they are low carb, paleo, gluten-free, and Whole30 AND trendy to impress! 😀

Photo shows one hand holding the stacks of food wrapped in nori sheets
So easy, yummy, and FUN!

Nori Sushi Wraps with canned Tuna (TikTok-Inspired!)

I might be a bit late to the TikTok tortilla hack trend but hey it’s never too late to share good food, right?

So here are the 3 things that will make you fall in love with my Nori Wraps even if you’ve never made them at home in the past!

  1. Delicious – if you love sushi and nori flavor, these wraps are definitely for you!
  2. Easy 1-2-3 – fill-in the square corners with food and fold!
  3. Great for lunch, snack, and picnic – did I mention they are low carb, gluten-free, paleo, whole30?

And it’s FUN to make! 😀

What is nori? Is nori healthy?

Nori (海苔) is a dried edible seaweed often used in Japanese cuisine, such as sushi rolls (maki), temaki (hand rolls), or onigiri (rice ball). Seaweed products come in various forms and depending on how it’s produced, they are used in soup, salad, or even snack. Nori sheets are a type of seaweed product that’s particularly used as wraps in making sushi.

According to wikipedia, ​​”raw seaweed is 85% water, 6% protein, 5% carbohydrates, and has negligible fat (table). In a 100 gram reference amount, seaweed is a rich source (20% or more of the Daily Value, DV) of vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, and folate.” And that makes nori a healthy and low carb food.

Ingredients to make sushi wraps
Simple Ingredients with Big Flavor!

How to make Tuna Nori Wraps without the rice

The trick to make the wraps work without the rice is to select at least one item that has a sticky texture so that your food won’t fall out of the wraps easily.

  1. Take 2 sheets of nori wraps and gently fold them twice to make 4 squares.
  2. Cut a slit to the middle of the nori sheets.
  3. Add the food, starting from the bottom left corner and clockwise, with avocado, cucumber, canned tuna, and boiled eggs.
  4. Carefully lift the bottom left corner to fold the avocado over the cucumber and press gently to help them adhere.
  5. Keep folding – tuna and eggs – until you get one square wrap.
  6. Enjoy them right away!

Variations – What else can you add to the nori wraps?

A picture is worth a thousand words so below is my quick little doodle. Remember I said you need to pick at least one item that has a little sticky texture? Here are some possibilities –

  • Use sandwich cheese for avocado
  • Radish or, kimchi or sauerkraut (drained) for cucumbers
  • Canned salmon, chicken breasts, smoked salmon, deli style turkey, ham, chicken slices for tuna
  • Cooked rice or square shape omelette for boiled eggs
A list of ingredient possibilities to make different nori wrap flavor

How to store the extra unused nori sheets?

Keep the moisture away! Seal the bag as airtight as possible and store the sheets in a dark, dry, and cool place. I store mine in my cupboard and sometimes in the fridge drawer.

Tips for the most yummy nori wraps!

  • Enjoy them right away! Don’t wait. Nori wraps taste the best when they are fresh and crisp.
  • You can use any type of protein or vegetables you want but keep them as thin and flat as possible so it’s easier to fold.
  • Select at least one item that has a little sticky texture so your wraps are less likely to fall apart. There’s a reason sushi uses rice (i.e. rice helps ingredients to stick together) so if you go the low carb route, think of something else (e.g. avocado, sandwich cheese,…etc.)

Make a party!

These nori sushi wraps are so fun and they make great party food! Here are some of my party food selections –

More Low Carb Yummy Food

Photo shows one hand holding the stacks of food wrapped in nori sheets
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Nori Wraps with Canned Tuna

Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Author: ChihYu
TikTok-inspired Nori Wraps with canned tuna are a fun way to make sushi! Pick-and-choose what goes into the sushi wraps for lunch/snack in minutes!
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Ingredients 

  • 4 sheets toasted nori sheets
  • 5 oz. canned tuna in olive oil, slightly drained and mashed. Will have extra leftovers.
  • 1-2 whole mini cucumbers, or English cucumber, thinly sliced to rounds
  • 2 whole boiled eggs, sliced to rounds
  • 1 whole avocado, thinly sliced

Sauce:

  • Sriracha, or Frank's original hot sauce
  • Mayo, optional
  • Furikake , or toasted sesame seeds, optional

Instructions 

  • Prepare all your ingredients before taking out the nori sheets. Use 2 sheets per wrap. Gently fold them twice to make 4 square marks. Cut a slit to the middle of the nori sheets.
  • Add the food, starting from the bottom left corner and clockwise, with avocado, cucumber, canned tuna, and boiled eggs. Place the food in an even layer and try not to overload. Add the sriracha, mayo and furikake, if using, on top of the tuna.
    Step 1. lay out the foods into 4 squares
  • Carefully lift the bottom left corner to fold the avocado over the cucumber and press gently to help them adhere.
    Step 2. fold the bottom left corner to the top left corner
  • Fold the top left corner to top right corner.
    Step 3. fold the top right to the bottom right corner
  • Then fold again to get one square shape wrap.
    Step 4. Finished nori sushi wraps in one square shape
  • Eat them right away & here’s how – with a tray under, carefully lift the wrap up with two hands and take a big bite! It might get a bit messy as some items might fall out …just like when you eat tacos but it won’t affect the taste! Have fun and enjoy! 🙂

Video

Notes

Here are some other possibilities to add to the wraps –
  • Use sandwich cheese for avocado
  • Radish, kimchi or sauerkraut (drained) for cucumbers
  • Canned salmon, chicken breasts, smoked salmon, deli style turkey, ham, chicken slices for tuna
  • Cooked rice or square shape omelette for boiled eggs
 
How to store the extra unused nori sheets?
  • Keep the moisture away! Seal the bag as airtight as possible and store the sheets in a dark, dry, and cool place. I store mine in my cupboard and sometimes in the fridge drawer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 98kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 271mg, Potassium: 191mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 291IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: nori, nori sheets, nori sushi, nori sushi wraps, nori wraps, sushi wraps
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Got extra canned tuna and don’t know what to do? Check out my Lemony Canned Tuna Pasta with Capers…so good and so easy! 😀

close image of the nori wraps with tuna and eggs
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