Plant-Based Sushi Rolls

Plant-Based Sushi Rolls

Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition


Cauliflower Rice
3 cups grated cauliflower (about 1 small cauliflower)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tsp tapioca flour
1 tsp Udo’s Oil
    1 cup cucumber, spiralized
    1 cup raw golden beet, spiralized
    1 peach, sliced thin
    1 avocado, sliced thin
    Handful basil leaves
    1 block firm tofu, pressed
    4 raw nori sheets
      1/2 an avocado
      Juice of 1 lime
      2 tbsp cashews, soaked for 2+ hours
      Palm full cilantro leaves
      2 tbsp nutritional yeast
      1 tbsp miso paste
      1 tsp wasabi
      2 cloves garlic, minced
      1 tbsp Udo’s Oil
      Enough water to run the blender, altering for consistency


        • Begin by making the sauce: combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 2 minutes. Check on consistency, adjust water if the mixture is too thick. Set aside.
        • Heat a skillet over medium heat and add garlic and grated cauliflower. Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until fragrant and dry. Add vinegar and stir again. Remove from heat, add tapioca flour and Udo’s Oil (this will make the rice “sticky”) and scoop onto a large plate with a piece of paper towel laid on it. Cover the cauliflower rice with another piece of paper towel and pat to absorb excess moisture. Set aside.
        • Heat tofu over a grill or a skillet until each side browns. Set all ingredients for the rolls around your cooking space and lay a sheet of nori down on a dry surface.
        • Using a spoon, scoop cauliflower rice over 3/4 of the nori sheet, leaving about 1 inch at the far end of the nori bare. Arrange the rest of your veggies and tofu parallel to that bare space, about 1 inch from the close end of the nori sheet (see photo).
        • Spoon some of the sauce alongside the arranged veggies.
        • Roll the nori carefully until you reach the bare part of the nori. Wet hands and pat the nori so it binds to the piece it touches. Carefully cut into 6 pieces of sushi using a sharp knife.
        • Spoon more sauce over top of the sushi and enjoy!