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Healthy Girl Quinoa Sushi Rolls

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Healthy Girl Quinoa Sushi Rolls – a quick and super easy dish to make and DARE I say that it tastes just as good (if not better) than traditional sushi!?

FYI, Gorgeous! I made these sushi rolls for a girls night a few months back and all my friends could not believe how delicious they were! These are perfect as a snack or for main meals and catering for guests – healthy, nutritious and packed with flavour. I hope that you will enjoy this recipe just as much I enjoyed creating & perfecting it!

Healthy Girl Quinoa Sushi Recipe

Serves: 3-4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • Nori sheets (3-4)
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • Veggie Options: Choose 2-3 of the following – Carrots, Beetroot, Broccoli, Snap Peas, Cabbage, Cucumber or Spinach. Must be thinly sliced. Play around and see which combination you enjoy!
  • Protein Options: Choose 1 of the following – Chicken, tuna or salmon. Must be shredded or thinly sliced. *You can omit the protein if you are vegetarian or vegan.
  • 1-2 Tbsp tahini *optional but recommended
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar *optional but recommended

Special Healthy Girl Asian Dipping Sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • 1 Tbsp tamari (or soy sauce)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup/honey OR sweetener of your choice

Serve together with:

  • Pickled ginger
  • Wasabi
  • Tamari/soy sauce
  • Sesame Seeds, toasted
  • Spring Onion, chopped

Method:

  1. Rinse the quinoa well and then cook as per the packaging instructions.
  2. Once the quinoa is cooked and all the water has been absorbed remove from the heat and fluff up with a fork until nice and sticky. Lastly, mix in the tahini and apple cider vinegar. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the dipping sauce ingredients and set aside. (HG TIPI like to place all my thinly sliced veggies, avocado and shredded protein of choice all neatly on a plate/chopping board so that it is easy to reach and arrange on the nori sheets.)
  4. Place a nori sheet onto a large plate/chopping board. Make sure that it is shiny-side down.
  5. Dip your finger dips into some water (HG TIP: I like to fill a glass with some water and keep it on my kitchen counter where I am working), proceed to moisten (wet) about 1cm of the top edge/furtherest edge away from you of the nori sheet – creating a gap.
  6. Directly underneath this 1cm gap – using a fork, gently spread some quinoa evenly over the nori sheet. (HG Tip: I like to use a fork to carefully maneuver and press the quinoa flat down to form a solid thin layer over the nori sheet)
  7. On top of where your quinoa starts – arrange the vegetables in a row across the nori sheet, followed by the avocado and protein. Be careful not to overdo the filling to avoid the rolls from breaking.
  8. Gently holding the outer top edges of the nori sheet, lift the edges along and over the filling and roll towards you – holding the filling as your roll. Continue this until you have a neat roll. Give the roll a little squeeze with your hands to tighten it.
  9. Lastly, dip your fingers into the water again and moisten the edge of the nori to help seal the roll.
  10. Place the roll onto a chopping board – use a sharp knife to cut/slice into individual sushi pieces. (HG TIP: Wet your knife under some warm water before you cut/slice – this stops the knife from sticking to the nori and causing your roll to break)
  11. Serve your Healthy Girl Quinoa Sushi Rolls with the dipping sauce accompanied by some pickled ginger, wasabi, tamari sauce, toasted sesame seeds and some spring onion.
  12. ENJOY!
  13. P.S. Remember… Practice makes perfect! Especially for first time sushi makers – DO NOT be disheartened if your rolls do not come out perfectly at first. Keep practicing until you get it right – just like I did! This video (click here)by Dan Churchill really helped me get over my fear of making sushi at home and showed me just how simple and easy it really is!

I would love to know what you think of this recipe and if you tried it out in the comments below! #HealthyGirl #HealthyGirlGang #HealthyGirlRecipe

With love from me to you, Andene Xx

I would love to hear your feedback, Gorgeous!

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