Vegan sushi recipes replace raw fish with vegetables and plant-based proteins. There is something so delicious about the combination of sushi rice, seaweed and avocado with a little soy sauce to dip it in. You don’t have to settle for just avocado in your vegan sushi roll. Here are some fun, plant-based rolls that you and all of your sushi-loving friends can enjoy, all found on the Food Monster App.
1. Veggie Dragon Roll
Dragon rolls are typically made with some type of fish (usually eel or shrimp), but this version uses tofu to get that meaty texture instead. They are always served inside out with the rice on the outside and topped with sliced avocado and a spicy mayo sauce.
2. Rainbow Sushi Burgers
Sometimes you may want sushi, but just don’t have the patience to make it. We bring you the Rainbow Sushi Burgers! You can put whatever you want on this ‘burger’, but for this recipe, load it up with colorful veggies and top it with a sriracha mayo sauce.
3. Sunflower Seed Pâté Nori Rolls With Spicy Mustard Dip
These Sunflower Seed Pâté Nori Rolls With Spicy Mustard Dip are packed full of healthy vegetables, a delectable sunflower seed pâté, and finished off with a fiery spicy mustard sauce that sets the tasty rolls above most other finger food. They mare easy to make, travel well, and make a perfect lunch.
4. Mango Beet Sushi
These Mango Beet Sushi rolls are gorgeous, colorful, and full of health benefits! Beets are an extremely heart-healthy food. Why not wrap this root veggie into a foodie favorite – sushi! Sweet mango, juicy cucumber, and creamy avocado are paired with beet to create a beautiful sweet, crunchy, and savory bite of sushi.
5. Summer Kimchi Sushi Bowl
This deconstructed Summer Kimchi Sushi Bowl contains some of the most refreshing ingredients typically found in sushi. Mango is the true star in this dish, although it has a few close runner-ups like the vegan spicy mayonnaise drizzle and the kimchi. The flavors and textures of the ingredients of this dish mesh very well together and can easily be turned into sushi rolls instead of a sushi bowl if that’s what you’re in the mood for.
6. Onigirazu: Japanese Sushi Sandwiches, Three Ways
These delectable Sushi Sandwiches are the perfect treat-yourself lunch to start (or finish) your week out with. They are a riff on Onigirazu in that are a similar shape and size but the flavors inside are anything but ordinary. You will get to enjoy a tangy sweet potato and spinach stuffing, a delightful mushroom and radish stuffing, and a smoky sprout stuffing.
7. Raw Sushi Rolls With Sunflower Seed ‘Rice’
These Raw Sushi Rolls With Sunflower Seed ‘Rice’ make a great lunch – they’re so delicious, fun to make, and packed full of color and goodness! Instead of rice, we make a really tasty paste out of sunflower seeds – the texture and taste is weirdly a bit like tuna, but it works perfectly in sushi and adds a great flavor. What’s great about these rolls is you can mix up the recipe depending on what veggies you have in – some great options are avocado, carrot, cucumber, pepper, sprouts, beet, and any pickled veggies, but it’s great to experiment with what you have!
8. Tempeh Maki Rolls
Inspired by the beauty and simplicity of Asian food, these Tempeh Maki Rolls are simple and delicious! Nori and tempeh are both excellent sources of plant-based protein, which makes these a filling lunch or dinner choice that comes together quickly for a satisfying meal.
9. Ahi Sushi Cups
These Ahi Sushi Cups are guaranteed to impress whomever you set them in front of. The sushi rice is tangy, sticky, and filled avocados and a faux ahi that is better than the real thing. This recipe is a must-make for anyone who loves sushi.
10. Roasted Sweet Potato Sushi
This savory Roasted Sweet Potato Sushi is light, elegant, and absolutely delicious. The tangy rice is filled with soft, creamy roasted sweet potatoes and crunchy, fresh cucumbers. Then, it’s wrapped tightly in a nori. This is the perfect snack to serve at a fancy dinner and can also double as a great lunch.
11. Kimchi Cucumber and Avocado Sushi
This easy Kimchi Cucumber and Avocado Sushi roll is great because it takes almost no time to make, it’s absolutely delicious, and the spicy ‘mayonnaise’ that is drizzled on the top is too good for words. This vegan sushi’s flavor is a delicate balance. The cucumbers offer the freshness, avocados offer the creaminess and finally, the kimchi adds just the right sourness and punch of flavor.
12. Magical Maki Rolls
These Magical Maki Rolls are part recipe and part inspiration since you can use it as a base to make your own unique rolls. Sushi rice is cooked in water that has been dyed bright blue using purple cabbage. No food coloring needed! Here’s the magic part: then, you turn the rice from purple to pink using just lemon juice. You could also add colorful veggies inside to create a rainbow roll. There are so many different ways to have these roll, that you’ll never get tired of them. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even add some fruits like mango.
13. Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Salad Onigirazu
This protein-packed Japanese Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Salad is the perfect lunch option for a kid going to school or a grown-up on the go. The creamy chickpea salad is tucked in a pillow of fluffy sushi rice and then wrapped in nori. It is portable, palatable, and easy to make.
14. Turmeric Cauliflower Rice Sushi
This Turmeric Cauliflower Rice Sushi is a perfect way to eat healthy, with minimal carbs, and still enjoy the fabulous flavors of sushi. Cauliflower and turmeric provide the base for these rolls. Then, they are tied together with some creamy avocado and a tangy sauce.
15. Miso Eggplant Sushi
Need some sushi in your life? Try this simple Miso Eggplant Sushi, where eggplant is cooked in an umami sauce with shallots and aromatics to infuse it with savory flavor, then rolled up with sushi rice and toasted nori. Feel free to play around with the other additional ingredients that you love, like avocado!
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