Raw + Vegan Sushi

I have only recently found a love for sushi. When I was younger (especially before being vegan) I was always pressured to eat sushi with raw fish in it, but

  1. I was a vegetarian, and despite trying repeatedly to explain that vegetarians do not eat fish, people were still confused.
  2. Fish is ew.

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Now that I am vegan, no pressure! So I get to enjoy my veggie- and avocado-packed sushi with no complaints. For about the last week, I have been eating almost exclusively raw food, so after about three days of only fruits, I realized that I needed some vegetables in my life and sat down to think about what foods I could make raw. My mind raced back to earlier in the year, when I visited the Carolinas with my bestie and we went to a completely raw restaurant. I had raw sushi there, and I remember it being absolutely delicious. I knew that they had made theirs with a sweet potato rice, but all I had at home for the recreation was cauliflower, so I decided to make due!

 

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As long as you have all of the ingredients, the process for actually making the sushi is so simple. Just toss the cauliflower into the processor (or shred it if you don’t have a processor), chop up the veggies, and assemble.

I was actually a little bit surprised that the result was so beautiful and sturdy. Mitchy was so impressed by how great they looked, and even more impressed with how great they tasted. Woot!

Please do try this raw sushi recipe, and let me know what you think.

Thank you ♥

 

Raw vegan sushi
Serves 2
A completely raw, plant-based sushi meal that is delicious regardless of if you are normally raw or vegan.
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. ♥ 3 raw nori sheets
  2. ♥ 1/2 head cauliflower
  3. ♥ 1 carrot
  4. ♥ 1 cucumber/zucchini
  5. ♥ 1/2 avocado
Instructions
  1. Wash veggies as necessary.
  2. Pull the cauliflower into large florets and toss them into a food processor. Process until about the size and consistency as rice. Alternatively, you can grate the cauliflower with a cheese grater.
  3. Slice the carrot and the cucumber/zucchini into 1/4-inch matchsticks.
  4. Slice the avocado into 1/4-inch matchsticks as well as possible.
  5. Spread a thin layer of the cauliflower out onto the nori sheets, divided evenly, leaving about one inch on each side of the sheet for rolling.
  6. In the middle of the cauliflower layer, stack the carrot, cucumber, and avocado pieces.
  7. Use a sushi roll kit (or just your hands) to roll the nori up, and cut about 8-10 pieces evenly from each sheet.
Notes
  1. ♥ I had a hard time getting the two end pieces of the sushi rolls to cut properly, without everything just falling apart. The best luck I had was by using a bread knife to saw through the rolls.
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