These quick and easy, 6 ingredient spicy tuna bites are a healthier spin on the classic spicy tuna roll that has all the taste without the fat or carbs. Perfect for a light lunch and has zero Freestyle Smartpoints!
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You know that time when you really wanted sushi?
But then you remembered that time where you tried to make healthy california rolls at home and ended up frustrated at your lack of sushi rolling skills, covered in sticky rice (they don’t call it sticky for NO REASON) and you ended up just getting takeout ahi tuna poke bowls instead?
Making homemade sushi is, liiiike, REALLY hard and SOSOSO time consuming.
“But Taylor,” you say, “spicy tuna rolls aren’t REALLY super good for you with all that creamy (but VRY VRY delicious) Mayonnaise!”
Today, you guys, we are doing some serious trickery fo’ yo’ tastebuds and doing a ninja Greek yogurt swap. I promise they won’t know the difference.
Take that mayo AND sticky rice. You lose.
Insert evil laughter and creepy finger twiddling here, just because you can.
I don’t even know. Moving along.
The best part of these is that in only takes 5 minutes to get yourself from point A to spicy-tuna-roll-a-go-go land. I have no idea where that is, but you want to go there right? Yes.
Confession: these little puppies (tuna-ies?) ALMOST did not happen due to the fact that sushi grade tuna was VRY VRY expensive-o at my grocery store!
I walked out of there trying to figure out how to break the news to Mr.FFF that we would have to sell the future baby FFF (which, sorry to break it to you, will probably never exist) so that I could make this spicy tuna bites recipe.
Either that or ask him if he would still love me with one arm, as I would have to sell the other.
Luckily for the future rugrat I found a fish market that allowed me to purchase the tuna without the selling of said never-happening-anyway baby FFF.
I am also happy to report that I am typing this with 2 hands, attached to 2 arms.
Let me just tell you guys, relief x 1000 over here. “Phew” is an understatement.
What is sushi grade tuna?
Sushi grade tuna is the highest quality of fish that can be sold. Tuna is inspected and graded and “grade 1” is what you would call “sushi grade.” This seafood is frozen to REALLY COLD temperatures to kill parasites, so you will find it in the frozen area of your grocery store. Any supermarket that says a fish is “sushi grade” but it’s sitting behind a glass counter, in the open air, is NO GOOD.
It’s VERY important that you use sushi grade tuna to make these tuna bites, since you are going to be eating them raw. Now is not the time to use canned tuna, like when we made paleo Mediterranean Tuna Salad.
So, now that you’re armed with the spicy tuna bites FACTS, do you want to put your flippy floppies on and do the healthy-spicy-tuna-on-a-cucumber-roll-dance this with me? Do you not know how to do it?
Side note: the one thing I do know is that flippy floppies are mandatory.
For step-by-step instruction of this recipe, watch my video tutorial below:
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Spicy Tuna Bites
- Slice the cucumber into 1/4 inch thick circles and lay out onto a plate.
- Dice the tuna and green onions and place them into a medium mixing bowl.
- Into the bowl, add the Greek yogurt, sriracha, garlic powder and salt. Make sure to taste and adjust the salt to your preference.
- Scoop about 1 Tbsp of tuna onto each cucumber and garnish with additional sriracha and sliced nori (if desired.) Alternatively, if you want it to taste even more like sushi, mix some extra minced nori into the tuna mixture.
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
Weight Watchers Points Per Serving: Freestyle SmartPoints: 0. Points+: 4. Old Points: 3
(6 bites = 1 serving)
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