When I tell people now that I’m vegan, especially folks that knew me as a sushi-obsessed kid, they ask if I miss eating sushi. That always makes me smile, because sushi is so simple to veganize!
Sushi doesn’t actually refer to fish at all. The word sushi actually means rice with some sort of filling wrapped in seaweed called nori. You can put any fillings you like in there. As long as you make sushi rice and wrap the whole thing up in nori, you’re making sushi.
Here are some of my favorite vegan sushi combinations:
- teriyaki eggplant, scallions, and sesame seeds
- avocado, shiitake mushrooms, and scallions
- sauteed tofu with shredded carrots
- avocado and mint
- dessert nigiri
- fried garlic
- Japanese pickle with or without avocado
- asparagus and sauteed enoki mushrooms
- steamed sweet potato and scallions
- seaweed salad
That’s really just the tip of the iceberg! You can try all sorts of adventurous combinations of veggies, mushrooms, tofu, tempeh…even fruit! Not only is vegan sushi delicious, it’s much less expensive to make than using sushi grade fish.
Do you guys have any favorite veggie sushi rolls? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!
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Becky Striepe is a green blogger and independent crafter with a passion for vintage fabrics. She runs a crafty business, Glue and Glitter, where her mission is to use existing materials in products that help folks reduce their impact without sacrificing style! She specializes in aprons and handmade custom tote bags.