Quinoa Sushi

Quinoa… love this stuff.


Quinoa sushi? Mind blowing.


So good… seriously delicious. Why didn’t I think of this like a year ago?

When I came across the idea of quinoa sushi on this lady’s amazing site, I was blown away. My initial thoughts were honestly “what the !@?#… why didn’t I think of this sooner?!” Made this dish the day after I saw it on the internet…  was that excited.

  • 1 C uncooked quinoa
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced
  • 1 sweet potato, sliced and pan-fried
  • half a cucumber, sliced
  • smoked salmon, optional
  • 1 tsp seasoned soybean paste (or more to taste)
  • 2 tbsp japanese mayonnaise
  • 6 sheets of seaweed
  1. Cook quinoa w/ 2 cups of water and allow it to fully cool. Toss with rice vinegar and sugar.
  2. Either bake or pan-fry sweet potato pieces until tender.
  3. Assemble: scoop and pat a layer of quinoa onto seaweed, layer with vegetables, spicy mayo, and salmon. Roll. Carefully cut, may fall apart


I’m not a big fan of spice, but the spicy mayo adds just the right amount of kick. Any hot sauce would probably work, but I just happened to have a large container of soybean paste just kicking around. Experiment with the ingredients – I added fried tofu the second time I made this because I was too lazy to trek out in the rain to buy a cucumber.


Since quinoa is not sticky at all compared to sushi rice, you do have to be super careful when rolling and cutting. Make sure you use a really sharp knife to minimize any filling spillage.


Not much else I can say about this dish… just thanks to whoever came up with this first… genius. C even said he liked it more than regular sushi – shocker cause sushi is def in his top fave foods.


Seriously, you need to try this. It’ll change your life lol Okay, well… it might.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. This does sound seriously good! I’m going to make it. We make sushi at home all the time. Thank you for posting it!


    1. Janine says:

      You’re very welcome and yes, they are delicious! Enjoy!


  2. Antonia says:

    It refers to cutting veggies into an oblong form for look.
    Rather users of Santoku knives uncover “chopping” motions more productive.
    Nigiri sushi sometimes comes with a thin strip of
    nori (seaweed) tying up the bundle or with a border
    of nori to hold in loose toppings such as fish roe, sea urchin and oysters.


    1. Janine says:

      Thanks for sharing.


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