Red Quinoa Avocado Rolls

Serving Size: 8

I never knew how easy sushi was to make!  The most time-consuming part is prepping your ingredients, but that’s easy! (I prep all my ingredients while my quinoa is steaming). I know my way of making sushi is far from conventional, but the end result is beautiful & delicious!


  • 1 package nori sheets
  • 1 cup baby spinach (for Avocado, Mango, Spinach Rolls)
  • 1 ripe mango, sliced 1/4 inch wide (for Avocado, Mango, Spinach Rolls)
  • 1 medium sweet potato, julliened & steamed (for Avocado, Cucumber, Sweet Potato Rolls)
  • 2 cucumbers, sliced 1/4 inch wide (for Avocado, Cucumber, Sweet Potato Rolls)
  • 2 avocado, sliced 1/4 inch wide
  • 2 cup prepared red quinoa (or color of choice. I enjoy the nutty flavor of the red quinoa)
  1. Lay a nori sheet shiny-faced down.  Add 1/3 Cup of your prepared red quinoa to your your nori sheet, leaving a 1/2 inch edge at the top, spread the quinoa out and press down on your nori sheet.
  2. To prepare the avocado, cucumber, sweet potato roll, add a few pieces of your steamed sweet potato, avocado, and cucumber at the bottom edge.  Carefully lift your bottom edge and prepare to roll.  When you lift your edge it helps to use your forefingers and thumbs to keep your fillings in place.  Tightly roll your sushi, pressing firmly with each roll.  Use a very sharp knife to slice 1-inch pieces.
  3. To prepare your avocado, mango, spinach roll, lay about 1/4 Cup of your spinach at the bottom edge, topped off with a few pieces of mango and avocado.  Roll as instructed above.
  4. Enjoy eating whole!

Spicy Mayo Sauce

  • 2 tsp organic chili powder, or 1 Tbsp Sriracha sauce (you can add more depending on your heat tolerance!)
  • 1 Tbsp vegan mayonnaise (you can use Vegenaise)
  1. Mix together.

Spicy Nut Butter Sauce

  • 0.5 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp gluten-free, organic Tamari sauce (or gluten-free soy sauce)
  • 0.25 cup organic peanut/almond/cashew/sunflower butter
  • 0.25 cup warm water
  • 0.5 tsp organic garlic powder
  1. Whisk ingredients together until the nut butter is fully incorporated.

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