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Vegan Sushi with Avocado, Bell Pepper and Cucumber

Vegan Sushi with Avocado, Bell Pepper and Cucumber

Did someone say vegan sushi? 

Yes, you read that right! Today I have brought to you an amazing recipe for vegan friendly sushi that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Too good to be true? Not today my friends! 

I really love sushi, I'm not going to lie. But what I don't like is trying to find sushi that fits with my dietary ideas. Trying to find vegan sushi at the shops was nearly impossible without going to extreme measures. And when I did find it, that little voice at the back of my head would pipe up and say "how do you know what you are eating? Is it REALLY vegan or are they just saying that?" Sometimes that little voice can be so annoying. 

To solve my problem, I started my journey to finding the perfect recipe and made this one up. And I am so excited to share it with you! So hold on to the edge of your seat, and let's take a look at what we need to do to get some sushi in your tummy. 

To make these sushi rolls, you will need 8 ingredients and 40 minutes. Each of these ingredients are usually stocked as regular products at your local supermarket. 

Vegan sushi rolls are packed with a good source of protein and energy, making them perfect for either small snack or a light meal! They are also travel-friendly and small in size, meaning packing them up to take to work is so much easier.

To start our sushi off, we have possibly one of the most important ingredients - rice. Why is it important? Because without rice, it wouldn't be sushi. We would have vegetables wrapped in seaweed, not sushi. Rice also has other benefits, such as calcium, fibre, vitamin B, vitamin D, and iron. 

Avocado, cucumber, bell pepper, and seaweed top off our vegan sushi. From these ingredients, we get the nutritional benefits of potassium, 'healthy fats,' antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C, and magnesium (to name a few).

Vegan sushi with avocado, bell peppers and cucumber are the perfect answer for light meals or snack because they are: 

  • Healthy! 
  • A good source of protein - 14g per serve. 
  • Store well in the fridge.
  • Small and light weight - perfect for lunch boxes and traveling! 
  • Easy to make.

To store your sushi rolls, simply place them in airtight containers and pop them in the fridge for up to 48 hours. This recipe will make 4 serves which is great! Sushi can be really addictive, so one piece can turn into two... three... maybe more? Is there a limit on sushi? I hope not! But in case you are not after as much, you can half the ingredients listed below and make 2 servings instead. 

And there you have it! Your very own guide to making the perfect vegan sushi. Remember, you can always try experimenting with the vegetables you use for your filling. Try adding your own favourite veggies in to make a complete customised sushi. 

Looking for something a little different? Why not pop over and have a look at my 'Amazing Cucumber Sushi' - sushi with a twist!

Ingredients
6
Prep time
20 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner, Snacks
Serves: 4
Allergens: Avocado, Soy

Ingredients

For the Rice

  • 2 cups short-grain rice
  • 4 cups water

For the Sushi

  • 1 avocado (sliced)
  • 12 cucumber (sliced)
  • 8 sheets nori dried seaweed sheet
  • 1 small red bell pepper (sliced)

For the Dip

  • 8 tbsps soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons wasabi

Directions

  1. Boil the rice in the water until soft for about 30 minutes.
  2. Use a bamboo mat and put the seaweed on it and add half a cup rice and the vegetables.
  3. The bamboo mat makes it easy to create a nice sushi roll.
  4. Slice the sushi roll into pieces and serve with wasabi and soy sauce.

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