While thinking about appetizers and snacks for my New Year’s Eve party I could not help but think of making something healthy, to get a head start on those New Year’s resolutions, and I just had to make these Spicy Tuna and Avocado Cucumber Sushi Bites treats! The basic idea was to take my favourite sushi, spicy tuna, and instead of rolling it up in that carbalicious sushi rice that I would serve it on a slice of cucumber, which is nice and juicy and healthy and it makes it perfect finger food! The sushi grade tuna is seasoned with soy sauce for saltiness, sriracha for the spicy heat, mirin for a touch of sweetness, green onions and sesame oil and seeds. The final component is of course cool and creamy avocado which rounds things out when combined with the juicy cucumber! Not only are these bite sized ‘sushi’ appetizers ridiculously tasty but they are also super easy to make, so much easier than rolled sushi, so they are a great for entertaining! If you are looking for a healthy and addictively tasty way to ring in the New Year, these Spicy Tuna and Avocado Cucumber Sushi Bites bites are just what you have been looking for!
If you like your sushi covered in sauces feel free to drizzle on some teriyaki sauce and sriracha or sriracha mayo!
There are lots of options with this! I mixed some mayo into these ones and sprinkled on some chopped macadamia nuts and a bit of teriyaki sauce! Yum!
Spicy Tuna and Avocado Cucumber Sushi Bites
Light and healthy spicy tuna ‘sushi’ with seasoned tuna on cucumber slices along with cool and creamy avocado!
- 1/2 pound ahi tuna (sushi-grade), finely diced
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sriracha (or to taste)
- 2 teaspoons mirin (optional)
- 2 tablespoons green onions, finely sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons black sesame seeds, toasted (optional)
- 1 cucumber, sliced thinly
- 1 avocado, thinly sliced
- Toss the tuna with the mixture of the soy sauce, sriracha, mirin, green onions, sesame oil and sesame seeds and place on the cumber slices and avocado and enjoy!
Option: Add 1 tablespoon mayonnaise.
Option: Add 2 tablespoons finely chopped macadamia nuts. (This is amazing!)
Option: Drizzle on teriyaki sauce.
Option: Sprinkle on panko bread drums for crunch.
Option: Sprinkle on shichimi togarashi (Japanese chili pepper mix).
Option: Sprinkle on crumbled toasted seaweed. (The sheets that sushi rolls are rolled with.)