Thursday, September 11, 2014

Nori Wraps with Avocado-Wasabi Tuna Salad


Long time, no post! I guess that's what happens when you are trying to finish a Ph.D...your hobbies fall by the wayside. As it looks now, I will be wrapping up my dissertation soon and will be able to turn my attention back to more enjoyable things, like cooking with some level of creativity. I actually have a lot of ideas, but finding the time to execute them is challenging. But, instead of staying in the lab nearly the entire day, I've been editing my dissertation at home. That means I have some levity to be creative in the kitchen. Lately, I've been wanting some sushi so the other day I was at home I put together this tasty wrap that has some of the flavors of sushi and some of a traditional tuna sandwich. Since the nori tends to get soft rather quickly, it's best to make this right before serving. 

Nori Wraps with Avocado-Wasabi Tuna Salad
Printable Recipe

1/2 large haas avocado, mashed
1 tsp wasabi paste, or to taste
1 tbsp Paleo mayonnaise
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
pinch of salt
1 5-oz canned tuna, drained
approximately 1 cup each julienned cucumber and bell pepper, or other favorite veggies
2 sheets toasted nori
water

1. Blend the avocado, wasabi, mayonnaise, lime juice, and sal t in a small bowl. Fold in the tuna.
2. Place one nori sheet shiny side down. Spread half of the tuna salad inside, leaving about 1 in bare on the sides closest and farthest away from you.
3. Lay down the veggies in a wide row on the end towards you and on top of the salad. Start gently rolling the sheet away from you, using the salad to help everything stick. Wet your fingers and dampen the spare edge you left and then press the roll on top to seal. Cut in half, carefully, and serve immediately.
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