If you want sushi with a rice-free twist, then give this crowd-pleaser a go, vegan quinoa sushi!

Gluten-free

Rice-free

High protein

High-fiber

Nutrition dense

Calorie Low

Vegan friendly (although you can adapt to suit any palette )

AND it is super fun to make with friends or family!

 

There are quite a few ingredients but all are easy to find & the process is really simple. HERE GOES!

vegan quinoa Sushi

Ingredients 

(for inside the quinoa sushi)

  • 10 seaweed sheets (nori wraps)
  • 2 cup cooked Quinoa (you can purchase HERE)
  • 1 Red pepper (finely diced)
  • 1 Yellow pepper (finely diced)
  • 2 or 3 tomatoes 🍅  (finely diced)
  • 4 Avo’s 🥑 (mashed up)
  • 1 lemon squeezed
  • Small pack of curly Kale or about 7 stems if purchased in a bunch. Stems removed & finely shredded (alternatively use baby spinach or lettuce of your choice.)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon Hemp Hearts (you can purchase HERE)
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds (you can purchase here)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp grapeseed oil or virgin olive oil
  • 1 matchbox-sized piece of Ginger (finely grated)
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame seed oil (optional)
  • 120g mushroom (not essential and optional) your choice (mushrooms need to be cooked beforehand in a pan on the stove)

 

For a little medicinal magic, you can add the following, all optional:

vegan quinoa Sushi
vegan quinoa Sushi

Method to make the vegan quinoa sushi:

  • Besides the seaweed sheets, make sure all the other ingredients are super finely chopped

 

  • Start by making the quinoa 1 cup dried quinoa to 2 ¼ cups water. Bring to a boil and simmer until super soft.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Add the chia seeds to 1/3 cup water and set aside until swollen

 

  • Once quinoa is cooled, in a large bowl add ALL the ingredients (including the chia seeds BUT excluding the seaweed sheets). Gently mix well.

 

  • Use a sushi mat or damn dishtowel to roll.
  • Place the sheets, shiny side down, on the mat or dishtowel.
  • Place some of the quinoa mix along the one edge of the sheet (about 3 or 4 Tbsp)…..then roll it up and set to one side.
  • To close the sushi roll, wet the edge of the sheet before rolling closed.
  • Keep going until you have done as many as you need.
  • Place in the fridge for 15min min.
vegan quinoa Sushi
vegan quinoa Sushi
Dipping sauce ingredients 
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk 
  • 1 Tbsp shredded ginger (optional
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 fresh red chili finely chopped (optional)
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce (optional otherwise season with salt)
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter (optional) or any other nut butter you prefer
  • 1 Tbsp lemon.

 

  • Black or white sesame seeds for garnish on top.

To make dipping sauce….

Add everything to a blender & whizz until smooth & creamy! 

Alternatively, the traditional sushi condiments can be used which are soy sauce, pickled ginger & wasabi paste.

To serve….

Remove the quinoa sushi rolls from the fridge & cut to form your little sushi wheels.

Place on a platter with the dipping sauce and garnish with black or white sesame seeds, edible flowers, extra avocado or fresh strawberry slices. 

vegan quinoa Sushi
vegan quinoa Sushi

did you know…

Quinoa is NOT a grain, it is a seed & that is why it is so nutritious. 

High in B vitamins, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, fiber & protein….wow, powerful little seed that!

 

Let us know in the comments below what you enjoy having in your vegan quinoa sushi?

 

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*no scientific or medical claims are being made on this website & what we share is based on our personal experience, testimonials from our clients & personal research.