I absolutely love sushi and so I thought I would buy some toasted Nori sheets and give it a whirl for a new lunch option. I was so excited about how easy, pretty and tasty this was, and here I am sharing.
Nori sheets are seaweed and are eaten in huge amounts in Japan, where there is a very high life expectancy compared with most countries. There is also a very low incidence of heart disease and obesity. Nori is an excellent source of iodine, vitamin A, protein, and fibre, whilst being approximately 7 calories per sheet. Who needs sandwiches hey!
Finding nutritious meals and snacks that are versatile is really important to me and this really is adaptable too. In this recipe I used quinoa in place of rice, I use quinoa in a number of dishes to convert them to healthy options, as quinoa is gluten-free and a good source of protein e.g. tabouleh, in place of rice/pasta, breakfast porridge replacing oats, rice pudding and as an ingredient in energy balls.
I did not buy any special equipment or even a bamboo mat, I just rolled it in tin foil and put a little Tamari in a jar for a dipping sauce. Not only is this so delicious, it is also extremely low in fat, high in nutrients, gluten and dairy free.
You can buy toasted Nori sheets in Tesco or whole foods online. I like the Clear spring brand and you can expect to pay around £3 for 7- 10 sheets.
Enjoy experimenting with this and remember the Tamari gluten free soy sauce, it is absolutely delicious as a dipping sauce for your vegan sushi.
lots of love and health,
*boil as per instructions on the packet and remember to rinse with water to remove the saponins
- cherry tomatoes and cucumber sliced small
- 1 tbsp of cider vinegar per 50g of uncooked quinoa
- Himalayan salt and black pepper for seasoning
*mix the drained quinoa with these ingredients
*spread the quinoa mix thinly over the Nori sheet when placed on a layer of tin foil
*roll up and then when you are ready to eat cut sections with scissors
Tip: You can make up the quinoa in advance (keeps for 3-4 days stored in an airtight container in the fridge) and roll in the Nori sheets the morning required. Try adapting ingredients you have e.g. rice, sweetcorn, coriander etc.