Thursday, June 26, 2014

Raw Vegan Sushi with Spicy Mango Sauce

Considering I have no real dietary restrictions personally, this may seem like a strange thing to make but I found it delicious, nonetheless!

What is a "raw" food? It's a food that hasn't been processed, cooked, roasted, pasteurized, or heated above a certain temperature with the idea that this maintains all of the nutrients. However, this is very limiting and means no rice! So how, do you make sushi without rice? Cauliflower "rice"! It's so easy and versatile and is perfect for raw vegan sushi!

This sushi had cucumber, avocado, and carrots but feel free to use whatever fillings you like!


2/3 cup cauliflower "rice"*
1 nori sheet
1/4 cucumber, cut into long slices
1/4 avocado, cut into long slices
1/3 cup shredded baby carrots
lime juice


Lay the nori on a bamboo mat for rolling sushi. (I used parchment paper but it didn't roll very easily). Cover most of the nori with your cauliflower rice, leaving the edges bare. Place your fillings slightly off center and squeeze lime juice over them. Season as desired. Begin rolling so the filling goes into the center, then roll up the other side. Lightly press with both hands. Moisten the nori with water to seal it. Slice into rolls, garnish and enjoy!

*Cauliflower "rice" is made simply by placing raw cauliflower in a food processor for a short period of time or grating.

Spicy Mango Sauce


1/2 cup diced mango
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon water
crushed red pepper, to taste
salt, to taste
lime juice, to taste


Blend all ingredients until smooth. You may use more vinegar or water if you desire a thinner consistency. 

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