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Veggie Sushi

Sushi doesn’t always have to include rice and fish! Grab your veggies, dice them up and wrap them in some Nori. Voila! Veggie sushi even the kiddos love!

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We’ve been recipe testing a bit lately (OK, a LOT lately), and today we came up with our newest, most very favorite snack in all the world! OK, maybe not the whole world, but when you’re following a hormone balancing and gut healing protocol, this snack blows all others out of the water.

It’s no secret our family loves sushi. With a husband who grew up in Hawaii, we spent our early married years frequenting sushi restaurant after sushi restaurant in Southern California. Now that we’ve moved north, we’re rather land-locked and sushi joints are fewer and farther between. Which forced us to source our own ingredients and get creative at home.

Successful in our endeavors, I sought out a way to make my favorite treat while focusing on balancing hormones by eating a raw, plant-based diet.

Don’t fear, friends…this recipe is adaptable for those who want the rice, tuna, salmon and other sushi goodies!

This recipe is featured in our 14-Day Hormone Balancing and Gut Restoring Meal Plan. It’s completely raw and plant-based and an incredible treat for snack, lunch or dinner! For more information about our meal plan, read this post to find out how you can jump-start your healing today!

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Veggie Sushi with coconut aminos dipping sauce

Veggie Sushi

  • Author: Full of Days
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Sushi


Sushi doesn’t always have to include rice and fish! Grab your veggies, dice them up and wrap them in some Nori. Voila! Veggie sushi even the kiddos love!


  • Organic Nori Sheets
  • Carrot, grated
  • Sweet Potato, grated
  • Cauliflower (optional “rice”)
  • Cucumber, sliced
  • Zucchini, sliced
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Green onion

For Pickled Ginger

  • Ginger, 1 knob
  • 2 Tbs Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbs Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Raw Honey


  1. This recipe is best served with raw pickled ginger. 12-24 hours before serving, peel ginger, then slice with a carrot peeler or mandolin and marinate in a mixture of vinegar, lemon juice and raw honey. (Ginger will keep in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.)
  2. Grate carrots and sweet potatoes and mix together in a bowl. This will be your “rice” for your veggie roll. (Alternatively, you could pulse some cauliflower in a food processor and use this as your “rice”.)
  3. Prep all other veggies by slicing into long slender pieces.
  4. Lay out a sheet of Nori on a flat surface (or sushi mat) and cover two thirds with the grated carrot/sweet potato mixture.
  5. Spread a thin line of the other veggies down one side of the “rice” mixture, as though you were making actual sushi.
  6. Using your fingertips, dip them into a bowl of water and moisten the exposed end of the Nori. This will help the roll seal once rolled up.
  7. Carefully roll your sushi and seal the edge.
  8. Using a very sharp knife, cut your roll into 1-2 inch pieces.

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  • Anya

    It’s been years since we had homemade sushi – all I remember was that it was super time consuming. But we went all out and did a sushi bar with like half of a dozen seafood items and all the variants of fixings. So good but at the end, we realized it was easier to just go out to sushi. Ha!!

    • Kelsey Steffen
      Kelsey Steffen

      Sushi can be very time consuming! But many hands make light work, and there’s no cooking for these ones! I would have loved your sushi bar!

  • Reply

    I love this recipe! Veggie sushi like this is the best! We’re big homemade sushi fans in my home too. I love everything that you put in yours, and so fun with the homemade pickled ginger!

    • Kelsey Steffen
      Kelsey Steffen

      Thanks Emily!

  • Anna@GreenTalk

    That looks delicious!

  • Megan Stevens

    So yummy and fun!! LOVE that sweet potato in there!! 🙂 🙂

    • Kelsey Steffen
      Kelsey Steffen

      Thanks Megan! Yes, the sweet potato and carrot “rice” is a fun surprise!

  • Carol Little R.H.

    I have a sushi mat. I need to find it. I loved making sushi for many years.. I have gotten ‘out of that habit’.
    This gorgeous picture and your recipe have re-inspired me!!
    Thanks! It is so much about that, I find.. We get into good habits by this sort of sharing.

    • Kelsey Steffen
      Kelsey Steffen

      Thanks Carol! So glad this recipe inspired you for sushi again! Enjoy!

  • Lindsey Dietz

    I love that you included a REAL pickled ginger! We love sushi, too! It’s a lot of work to make/clean up, but our kids really enjoy it, so it’s worth it!

    • Kelsey Steffen
      Kelsey Steffen

      Exactly! I love that our oldest can now help roll! And thanks…the pickled ginger is a must for sushi!

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