Sashimi is a Japanese dish consisting of thinly-sliced pieces of raw fish. It can be eaten on its own, with soy sauce and wasabi or dressed with a marinade or sauce. To make a vegan sashimi without the fish, we’re substituting the raw fish with ripe, Fresh California Avocados. The rich, creamy texture of California Avocados stands in for the richness in many types of sashimi. This dish is paired with a zesty soy vinaigrette and peppers for spice.
California Avocado Vegan Sashimi
Total Time: 10 min
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Vitamin A 8 mcg; Vitamin C 11 mg; Calcium 16 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 55 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.07 g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 10%; Calcium 2%; Iron 6 %; Vitamin D 0%
Ingredients1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and thinly sliced 1/2 small jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced, seeds removed 1/2 tsp. toasted white sesame seeds 4 scallions, greens tops only thinly sliced 2 Tbsp. microgreens, optional Dressing Ingredients 1/4 inch piece of fresh ginger 1 clove garlic 3 Tbsp. tamari (or other Japanese soy sauce) 2 tsp. toasted sesame oil 1 small lime, juices 1 tsp. maple syrup
- Arrange avocado slices slightly overlapping on a plate or serving platter.
- To prepare dressing, finely grate the ginger and garlic into a small bowl, then whisk in all remaining dressing ingredients. Adjust ingredients to make more sweet, sour or salty according to your preference.
- Drizzle dressing over avocado slices to cover evenly.
- Top with thinly sliced jalapeño, sesame seeds, scallions and microgreens, if desired. Enjoy immediately!
Variations: Kick up the spice in this dish by drizzling with sriracha or leave seeds in jalapeño pepper.
Serving Suggestion: Serve this as a light appetizer on chilled plates or as part of a Japanese inspired tasting menu.
Beverage Pairing: Pair with ice cold Japanese beer or chilled plum wine, or crisp Sauvignon Blanc wine. For a non-alcoholic option, choose sparkling water with lime.
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados