Spicy Salmon Sushi Roll-Ups


These sushi roll-ups are filled with spicy salmon, crunchy carrot, cucumbers and creamy avocado. You can also serve these up as bowls and chop up the nori to sprinkle on top.

Spicy Salmon Sushi Roll-Ups
Prep Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 roll-ups

What Are Sushi Roll-Ups?

Sushi roll-ups are whole, uncut maki rolls. It's a fun and easy way to make sushi, and it's eaten like a wrap or burrito!

What Do I Need to Make Sushi Roll-Ups?

You will need a sushi rolling mat to roll them up. If you don't have a sushi rolling mat, you can use plastic wrap, a clean lint-free dish towel or parchment paper.

Is the Salmon Raw or Cooked?

We use canned salmon, which is already cooked. Good-quality canned salmon is a valuable pantry staple and a practical way to include protein and omega-3 fatty acids in your diet.

How to Serve Spicy Salmon Sushi Roll-Ups

Serve the rolls immediately, with lime wedges, pickled ginger, wasabi and reduced-sodium tamari. You can also serve up these ingredients as a rice bowl, with crushed nori sprinkled over top.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


  • 2 (6 ounce) cans salmon, drained and flaked

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 3 teaspoons Sriracha

  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar

  • 6 sheets nori

  • 2 cups cooked and cooled short- or medium-grain rice

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

  • 2 Persian (mini) cucumbers, cut into matchsticks

  • 1 large carrot, cut into matchsticks

  • 2 scallions, halved lengthwise and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • ½ cup fresh cilantro sprigs

  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced

  • Lime wedges, pickled ginger, wasabi & reduced-sodium tamari for serving


  1. Mix salmon, mayonnaise, Sriracha to taste and vinegar in a small bowl.

  2. Fill a small bowl with water. Place 1 nori sheet on a sushi rolling mat or piece of plastic wrap, with a long end facing you. With wet fingertips, cover the bottom half of the nori with 1/3 cup rice, then sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds. Working 2 inches from the bottom of the roll, top with one-sixth each of the salmon mixture, cucumbers, carrot, scallions, cilantro and avocado. Using the mat to help you, roll up the nori, tucking the ingredients tightly as you work. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Serve the rolls immediately, with lime wedges, pickled ginger, wasabi and tamari, if desired.


Sushi rolling mat

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

363 Calories
13g Fat
45g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 363
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 16g 33%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Vitamin A 4782IU 96%
Vitamin C 11mg 12%
Folate 168mcg 42%
Sodium 342mg 15%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 41mg 10%
Potassium 432mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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