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Raw Vegan Sushi Rolls are made with fresh vegetables rolled in a nori sheet with miso and hemp hearts. They are light, healthy and easy to make!

top down view of sushi roll cut up and placed on a small plate with bowl of dipping sauce, chopsticks and grey napkin

If you’ve ever wanted to make raw vegan sushi rolls, then this recipe is for you!

Since I’ve never been a fan of the rice typically used in sushi rolls, making them raw, without any grain, was right up my alley. I much rather fill up on my veggies and these raw sushi rolls hit the spot.

This was my first time making sushi rolls and I really enjoyed putting them together, so much so that I enjoyed three of these rolls all to myself.

These vegan sushi rolls are:

  • gluten free
  • grain free
  • quick & easy

ingredients for vegan sushi roll filling on a wooden cutting board, including miso, avocado, enoki mushrooms, bell pepper, zucchini, carrots, radish and pea shoots

Ingredients You’ll Need

The filling of these raw vegan sushi rolls include:

  • Avocado
  • Radish
  • Enoki mushrooms
  • Red bell pepper
  • Cucumber
  • Carrots
  • Sprouts
  • Miso
  • Hemp hearts

side by shot of bamboo sushi rolling mat with a sheet of nori piled with veggies at one end and miso at the other end; next is a picture of the vegan sushi rolled up

How To Make Raw Vegan Sushi Rolls

  1. Lay the nori sheet on the bamboo sushi mat. On the far end, spread 1 teaspoon of miso along the edge, add a sprinkle of hemp hearts.
  2. At the end closest to you, layer the veggies starting with the avocado, cucumber, carrots, radish, mushrooms, and sprouts.
  3. Starting with the veggie end, roll towards the miso, and slice.

After the first one, I improved immensely. Once you get the hang of it, it’s really easy. Have fun and enjoy!

side angle view of sliced vegan sushi roll on a plate

Serving Suggestions

These raw sushi rolls would pari well with any of these serving ideas:

side angle shot of a slice of raw vegan sushi roll between 2 chopsticks

For more sushi and spring roll inspiration

If you try this raw vegan sushi recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.



Raw vegan sushi rolls are gluten free, grain free, and so easy to make. Perfect for a light lunch or dinner!

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 3 rolls 1x
  • Category: Entree, Snack
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • 3 raw nori sheets (I used these – Amazon, or these – Vitacost are good too)
  • 3 teaspoons miso paste, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons hemp hearts, divided
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 2 radishes, julienned
  • 1 small cucumber, julienned
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • 1 small red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 batch enoki mushrooms
  • pea shoots or sprouts of your choice

Dipping Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons Nama Shoyu, tamari, or coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 4 teaspoons scallions, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste


Lay a nori sheet on the bamboo sushi mat.

Start by spreading your miso paste along the farthest edge of the nori sheet. Add some of the hemp hearts to the miso paste, gently press so the seeds stay put.

Next, on the end closest to you, add some avocado, cucumber, carrots, red pepper, radish, mushrooms and sprouts.

Finally, roll and slice.

Makes 3 rolls


Use your favorite miso, I used mellow miso (white or yellow), but red miso with a bolder flavor would be great too!

Make this dipping sauce oil free by omitting the oil.

For other dipping sauces, try this Dynamite Sauce (tahini based) or Sriracha Cashew Cream Sauce.

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  1. thelocalfolk says:

    You could replace rice with quinoa!

  2. Anonymous says:

    A good raw rice for sushi(or really any other dish) is cauliflower and jicima slightly purred.

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      That sounds great!

  3. Yes, a fairy tale, with a happy ending…the mushrooms were great. I'll have to make this again soon. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

  4. apocketfulofwisdom says:

    these are absolutely beautiful! i love them. they look like something out of a fairy tale with the mushrooms :)

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