Marisa

Vegan Sushi

Crunchy Buddha’s Delight – Delightful for Vegans and Meat Eaters!

Though I personally do not follow a vegan lifestyle, I am often asked by vegan diners to create something suitable for their diets. I am always happy to oblige because I have at various points in my life embarked on several lifestyle diets- vegetarian, kosher, raw foodism and more. When I look at the vegan lifestyle from the delicate perspective of the diner, I bring to my creations the understanding that to many, what one places in their mouth can be just as profane and offensive as what comes out of it.

One of my favorite things about vegan sushi is that it offers delicious proof that sushi does not mean just raw fish. The style lends itself to tasty creativity that rarely begs the question “Where’s the fish?” Instead, vegetables both fresh and marinated, fruits, and tofu offer an almost endless variety of sushi that can be created.

Assumptions:

  1. In all of the listed recipes, produce is organic and when possible, locally grown.
  2. The basic recipe for sushi rice can be interchanged with the brown rice version. For best results in using the brown rice variation, make rolls with seaweed on the outside rather than the rice.
  3. When a recipe lists soy sauce, regular Japanese soy sauce is used but tamari may be interchanged freely
  4. Some of the step by step photos on the basic technique pages include images of seafood. It is my assumption that this will be overlooked, as this is not a strictly vegan site.

Before diving into your own wonderful creations, become familiar with the various techniques for creating sushi. Once you know the techniques, you can make anything.

Choose.

Pick your rice. The basic recipe for sushi rice offers the standard, tangy foundation on which all sushi is built. But for a delicious alternative, try the nutty goodness of brown sushi rice. Please note that any references to honey may be switched for equal amounts of sorghum.

Create.

Create your own delicious sushi, or use the following recipes as a guide.

Vegan Sushi Recipes

Spicy broccoli stem and brown sushi rice in simmered tofu packets

Other Delights

 

Comments

11 Responses to “Vegan Sushi”

  1. kisha burrise on March 29th, 2010 at 9:35 am

    you are my idol! i wish you were located in california, your vegan sushi excites me…

  2. Kevin on April 10th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    What is the pink drizzled on the plate? It looks like something mayo?

    Thanks.

  3. marisa on April 10th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    It is tomato tofu puree – all the creaminess of mayo, but still vegan. The recipe is listed under Eggplant Tempura Maki.

  4. AikoVenus on July 12th, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Ooh that all sounds so delicious, I so need to try all of that! I make my own type of sushi, some of it is similar to yours and other times I use my own version of raw “tuna” and “salmon” for them.

  5. Melissa on August 17th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    YUM! I’m so excited to try these recipes!!

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  8. Miki Takada on June 20th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I love your website! I especially love that you incorporate sustainability and vegan foods into your sushi. Thank you so much – you are an inspiration to me!!

  9. admin on June 20th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Thank you, Miki. I strongly believe that exciting sushi should be available to everyone, no matter what their personal food choices may be. And sustainability is a topic I’m still learning about. I hope to continually be inspired by my sustainable sushi heroes and translate that inspiration into delicious sushi. -marisa

  10. Kristi on January 6th, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I came across your website trying to find some new ideas for making vegan sushi. Thank you so much! The recipes, step by step instruction, and photos are wonderful!

  11. ayami on January 16th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Ive never made a vegan Sushi, I will definitely make some! Thank you for your beautiful recipes!

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