“Tuna” – Avocado Rolls

When I went to that cute Asian store last week, I also bought rice paper. And now I can finally use them! If you can’t or don’t want to buy rice papper, you can of course also make these with flour tortillas or just make a sandwich with the “tuna” salad and veggies… Be creative!

The “tuna” isn’t of course real tuna. This recipe gimmicks the texture and taste of tuna salad, but it isn’t of course a copy. You wouldn’t mistake them for each other. But it’s a nice change for all the cheese and hummus we eat.

If you make the “tuna” out of 1 can of chickpeas, you can easily fill 6 rolls, and still have some left to use on your sandwiches. I can’t wait to eat  some more at lunch tomorrow!

 “Tuna” – Avocado Rolls

Ingredients (for 2 people)

  • 1 can (400g) chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise (I used a light version)
  • 2 Tbsp mustard
  • 6 rice paper sheets
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 12 green olives, cut into half
  • 1 tomato, sliced


  • Combine the chickpeas, diced onion, mayonnaise and mustard in a bowl. Mash them up with a fork or potato masher.
  • Make the rolls (how to) with the rice paper, “tuna” salad, avocado, olives and tomato


– recipe adapted from The Apron Archives
– ‘how to wrap rice paper’ from Viet World Kitchen


  1. S

    december 5, 2012 at 08:15

    Oh wow, I never imagine making a fresh spring roll with the fillings you did. You just give me an idea for the upcoming ladies potluck party. I was worried the asian version might be too shocking (the fish sauce might be too stinky) for non-asian palettes, but this looks fresh, light and great.

  2. admin

    december 5, 2012 at 08:24

    Yeah, it really was! The mustard gives it a nice kick, but at the same time it remains fresh and light 🙂 they would be great at a potluck I think

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