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RAW VEGAN SUSHI ROLLS

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

I’ve been making these raw sushi rolls for years and always have so much fun putting them together. It’s easy to eat one, two, or sometimes three rolls all by myself!

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

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

Why We Love This Recipe!

  • Healthy – Made with whole food plant based ingredients, these veggie sushi rolls are filled with essential vitamins and minerals. Plus, they are grain and gluten free!
  • Quick & easy – Once the veggies are prepped, they are super easy to assemble and can even be made in advance for later snacking or meal prep!
ingredients for vegan sushi roll filling on a wooden cutting board, including miso, avocado, enoki mushrooms, bell pepper, zucchini, carrots, radish and pea shoots

Ingredient Notes

Here is everything you will need to make vegan sushi rolls (measurements can be found in the recipe card below):

  • Avocado – We love the creaminess avocado adds.
  • Radish – Crunchy and colorful, radish lends a crisp, pungent, and sweet flavor.
  • Enoki mushrooms – These can be eaten raw or steamed for 8 – 10 minutes before use to ensure no bacteria are present.
  • Red bell pepper – Feel free to use any color you prefer or have on hand.
  • Cucumber – Adds a refreshing coolness and crunchy texture.
  • Carrots – We love to julienne the carrots, but cutting into matchsticks works just as well.
  • Sprouts – Full of nutrients, micro spouts are a great addition to vegetarian sushi rolls.
  • Miso – Adds umami to the sushi roll and helps seal it closed. Plus, it has many health benefits (read more at Healthline)!
  • Hemp hearts – Give your sushi rolls a nice dose of heart-healthy omegas with these power-packed hemp seeds!
  • Nori sheets – Made of seaweed, nori sheets will be used to roll the ingredients. They can be found in the Asian section of your local grocery store.
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 and sprinkle with 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

Pair your raw sushi rolls with any of these delicious sauces and soups:

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

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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.

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RAW VEGAN SUSHI ROLLS

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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

Ingredients

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  • 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

Instructions

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

Notes

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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6 Comments

  1. So easy to make and yummy!






  2. thelocalfolk says:

    You could replace rice with quinoa!

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

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      That sounds great!

  4. These are absolutely beautiful! They look like something out of a fairy tale with the mushrooms :)

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