When you want sushi without raw fish, try making vegan sushi rolls. They are crunchy and creamy with sticky rice, perfect for a vegan option.

Easy Green Vegan Sushi Rolls Recipe

When you want sushi without raw fish, try making vegan sushi rolls. They are crunchy and creamy with sticky rice, perfect for a vegan option. 

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Most people think of sushi as raw fish or other seafood wrapped up in a sheet of nori or seaweed. Well, there are so many more options than just that! Try making a vegetable sushi roll for something different. It’s perfect for those in your group who may be vegan or just want a meatless option. Or, like my mom, who is allergic to seafood. 

We kept this one green by adding only cucumber and avocado, but you could make it a rainbow sushi roll by adding other ingredients such as sweet potatoes, red bell pepper, red onion, and more. 

Luckily, you can find all of the ingredients at most grocery stores. The only thing we sometimes have trouble finding is the seaweed sheets. We’ve found those at HEB, just not our local Neighborhood Walmart store. 

The vegan sushi roll is very similar to a California roll, just without the crab in it. 

Tip: You’ll need a few things close by when working with seaweed and sushi rice. Have a small bowl with cold water to dip your fingers in before touching the rice. Then keep a small hand towel close to dry your hands when touching the seaweed or other main ingredients.

For step-by-step instructions for cooking sushi rice in the instant pot or rice cooker, view THIS POST. You’ll need sushi rice, rice vinegar, sugar, water, and salt.

Vegan Sushi Rolls Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 1 piece seaweed (or nori sheet)
  • 1/2 cup sushi rice (prepared)
  • 1 cucumber (sliced thin)
  • 1 avocado (sliced into thin strips)

Preparation

Lay a seaweed sheet on a sushi mat or bamboo rolling mat with the shiny side up.

Use a rice paddle to spread the prepared sushi rice in an even layer on top of the nori sheet until close to the edges.

Lay the sliced cucumber in a single layer in a straight line at one edge of the nori wraps.

Add the avocado slices on top of the cucumber.

Carefully use the bamboo mat to roll the sushi.

Use a very sharp knife to cut into slices about 1/2 inch thick.

Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce such as soy sauce, wasabi, or sriracha mayo.

Vegan Sushi Rolls Leftovers

Storage: Store leftover sushi in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.

Recipe

Originally Published On: September 11, 2023

When you want sushi without raw fish, try making vegan sushi rolls. They are crunchy and creamy with sticky rice, perfect for a vegan option.

Vegan Sushi Roll

When you want sushi without raw fish, try making vegan sushi rolls. They are crunchy and creamy with sticky rice, perfect for a vegan option.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course:
Appetizer
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Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Vegan
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Vegetarian
Keyword:
avocado
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cucumber
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homemade sushi
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rice
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seaweed
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sushi
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sushi roll
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vegan
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
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Egg-Free
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Nut-Free
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Vegan
Servings: 12 pieces
4.89 from 9 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 piece seaweed (or nori sheet)
  • 1/2 cup sushi rice (prepared)
  • 1 cucumber (sliced thin)
  • 1 avocado (sliced into thin strips)

Recommended Equipment

  • Bamboo Mat

Instructions

  • Lay a seaweed sheet on a sushi mat or bamboo rolling mat with the shiny side up
  • Use a rice paddle to spread the prepared sushi rice in an even layer on top of the nori sheet until close to the edges
  • Lay the sliced cucumber in a single layer in a straight line at one edge of the nori wraps
  • Add the avocado slices on top of the cucumber
  • Carefully use the bamboo mat to roll the sushi
  • Use a very sharp knife to cut into slices about 1/2 inch thick
  • Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce such as soy sauce, wasabi, or sriracha mayo
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Nutrition Facts
Vegan Sushi Roll
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 58 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0.4g2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 0.5g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 43IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

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15 thoughts on “Easy Green Vegan Sushi Rolls Recipe”

  1. Yum! These rolls look so good and not to mention light and healthy. Perfect for a light snack or lunch! BTW, which brand of nori sheet do you buy? I bought one from Amazon and I am not sure if I like it.

  2. 5 stars
    I’m a huge fan of sushi rolls for both takeout and eating out. However, I’m so inspired to try making these sushi rolls at home. I love the easy-to-follow recipe and instructions.

  3. 5 stars
    Oh Sushi, I can´t get enough of it. And these vegan sushi rolls look so delicious and fresh and healthy! Thanks for sharing!

  4. 5 stars
    This is such a lovely recipe. One of my girl’s favourites is basic nori, rice, and cucumber. I do love the addition of the avocado as it adds more flavour and adds to the nutrient content too. One we will be enjoying at home!!!

  5. Your vegan sushi roll recipe is a fantastic twist on traditional sushi, and your step-by-step instructions make it easy for anyone to try. The tip about working with seaweed and sushi rice is especially helpful. Thanks for sharing this delicious and inclusive option!

  6. 5 stars
    I absolutely love sushi, but I had no idea that there were so many different ways to make it besides the traditional raw fish option. Making a vegetable sushi roll is such a great idea, especially for those who are vegan or have seafood allergies. I love the idea of adding sweet potatoes, red bell peppers, and other colourful veggies to make it a rainbow sushi roll. And thanks for the helpful tip about having a bowl of cold water nearby when working with seaweed and sushi rice. I can’t wait to try making my own sushi at home using the step-by-step instructions provided in the post!

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