Foodie Friday :: Sesame Tuna Spring Rolls


S U M M E R continues to roll on and all the fresh, beautiful food that comes with it has me in a spin at times – mostly because I can’t decide what I want to eat first!  I stumbled across this DELICIOUS recipe over on the IQS website.  What you might not know that I’m one of the experts on the panel of the 8 week IQS program.  The next round of this oh-so successful program (you know 1.2 million people have participated, right?) kicks off in a few short weeks. For details or to register, be sure to check it out.

Hands down, one of the best (and sometimes only) way to rebalance hormones is to LEAVE SUGAR at the DOOR.  If you want more on that, you might like to check out this post on sugar, PCOS, Endo & Thyroid peeps.  Even if it’s just for a short while, it can pave the way towards happier, healthier hormones.  The program has meal plans, sorts you out with weekly shopping lists and has a support forum, meaning your hand is held the whole time! (personally, they had me at meal plan and shopping list!)  Here’s a teaser of the taste bud loving eats you’ll be salivating over as part of the IQS program!  Do check it out.



  • 250 g tuna steak (yellow fin tuna is great).
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds (mixed white and black).
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground).
  • 1 tablespoon macadamia nut oil (or coconut oil).
  • 1 small Lebanese cucumber (sliced into strips).
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander (roughly chopped).
  • 1 small red chilli (optional) (sliced).
  • 1 small carrot (thinly sliced).
  • 1 small bunch fresh watercress.
  • 8 large cabbage leaves (cut into squares).
  • Edible flowers (to serve).
  • 1/2 cup tamari.
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (finely grated).
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil.
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice.


1. To make the dipping sauce, place all ingredients in a small bowl, mix well and set aside.

2. Heat the macadamia nut oil in a large frying pan over medium–high heat. Cook tuna for 1½ minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking.

3. When cool, slice the tuna into thin strips.

4. Serve spring roll ingredients on a platter with the cabbage leaves and all other filler ingredients for DIY rolls.

Tip: Mix up the DIY ingredients to create all different types of rolls. You can use different coloured cabbage leaves, smoked salmon, avocado, spices and seasonal ingredients


This recipe originally featured in Lizzy Marsh from Primal Junction’s cool eats read – Paleo Cookbook.  You will definitely want to head to her website and check out her approach to nutrition and movement.

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