Keto Avocado Cucumber Sushi Roll Recipe
by Analiese Trimber
- Plastic wrap
- 12 oz Frozen riced cauliflower
- 1 ½ tbsp Rice wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp Monkfruit sugar
- ½ tsp Kosher salt
- 2 tbsp Vegan cream cheese
- 1 medium Avocado
- 1 small Cucumber
- ½ Red bell pepper
- 4 Sushi nori sheets
- ¼ cup Coconut aminos (optional)
- 2 tbsp Sesame seeds (optional)
- 1Add riced cauliflower to a pan and cover. Let thaw on medium heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- 2Add rice wine vinegar, monkfruit sugar, and salt to cauliflower. Cook for a few more minutes, or until cauliflower is done.·Turn heat off and stir in cream cheese. Set aside.
- 3Slice avocado, cucumber, and bell pepper into thin slices.
- 4Place a towel on a cutting board or counter top surface. Place a layer of plastic wrap on top of the towel, then a sheet of sushi nori on top of that. Spread a thin layer of cauliflower sushi rice onto nori sheet, leaving an inch or so at the top and bottom.·Add veggies and then use your hands and the towel to gently roll into a long sushi roll. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
- 5Chop sushi rolls into individual slices.·Optional: top with sesame seeds and serve with coconut aminos for dipping.
Achieving the Impossible: Vegan Keto Sushi at Home!
Not sure about you, but we are huge fans of sushi at Fresh n’ Lean! It’s just one of those meals that hits the spot, no matter what type of roll you get. But even though sushi is delicious, it can be inaccessible to some groups, mainly vegans and those following the keto diet. There are a few vegan sushi restaurants out there, but we wanted to show our keto followers some love, so we were able to come up with a sushi recipe for both groups! Thus, the keto avocado cucumber sushi roll recipe was born!
Instead of traditional sushi rice, this recipe uses cauliflower rice that has been flavored with rice wine vinegar, a little monkfruit sugar, salt, and a bit of vegan cream cheese just to get the mixture to a spreadable consistency. By using cauliflower rice instead of sushi rice, this dish becomes keto-friendly, and the macros become a bit more balanced. This recipe makes 3-4 sushi rolls, giving each serving 257 calories, just 9 grams net carbs, 14 grams of fat, and 10 grams of protein. Not only is the cauliflower rice the vehicle for our sushi roll, but it also has an impressive amount of nutritional value, with high fiber, crucial B vitamins, and an impressive amount of Vitamin C and folate per bite. To fill the sushi rolls, we opted for creamy avocado, fresh cucumber, and crunchy red bell pepper for extra flavor.
You almost wouldn’t believe how easy it is to make this keto avocado cucumber sushi roll in your own home! Plus, you don’t need a bamboo mat to make quality sushi. In this recipe, we used a towel and some plastic wrap and it went just fine! The beauty of this recipe is that you can essentially use whatever veggies you like in the roll, although some are more friendly for a keto meal plan than others, so keep that in mind! No carrots, even though they taste delicious.