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Garden Sushi Cups Recipe (whole food plant-based)
Servings Prep Time
12sushi cups 15minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10minutes 15minutes
Servings Prep Time
12sushi cups 15minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10minutes 15minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Steam sushi rice according to directions. (see above for details)
  2. Shred carrot, dice mango, dice avocado, and dice cucumber.
  3. Combine all fresh garden ingredients in small bowls or into piles on cutting board.
  4. Remove tough rib from lettuce leaves to end up with large flexible squares of lettuce leaf.
  5. Place large lettuce leaf into empty clean muffin tin and put a large spoonfull of sushi rice on top.
  6. Use clean fingers/gloved hands to press sushi rice into lettuce-lined cups.
  7. Fill cups with carrots, cucumber, avocado, and mango.
  8. Sprinkle black sesame seeds on top.
  9. Gently remove the sushi cups from the mold using a spoon and put on a plate.
  10. Optional: Add a dash of soy sauce to your sushi cup.
Recipe Notes

Try it at home

Experiment with different variations on this simple vegan Garden Sushi recipe and see what you like best.

  • A Rainbow of Plant Possibilities: Substitute any of the plant fillings for these other excellent options from the garden: radishes, green onions, edamame soybeans, purple cabbage, sprouts, and red bell peppers.
  • Wrap It Up! Try your Garden Sushi another way: roll it in the lettuce leaves to make wraps. Simply put one spoon of sushi in the middle of lettuce with veggies and roll like a burrito. Use a toothpick to hold your wrap together if you’re not eating it immediately. This is a good attractive option for appetizers or a nice simple fresh lunch.
  • Traditional Seaweed Roll Style: Try using traditional Nori seaweed paper.  Make a line of rice on the sushi paper, put your veggies on, and roll it up. Slice your sushi roll into pieces or eat it as a roll burrito-style. You can also try cutting the sushi paper in half to make smaller sushi wraps. The advantage of Nori seaweed wraps over lettuce is that they stick to the sushi rice and hold together very well. This is the best option for packing in a school lunch or picnic to go.
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