Quinoa Avocado Sushi Rolls

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Quinoa Avocado Sushi Rolls on a Plate

Total Time: 15 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 250
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 550mg
Total Carbs 26g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Potassium 520mg

Vitamin A 377 IU; Vitamin C 14 mg; Calcium 27 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 2 IU; Folate 87 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.38 g

% Daily Value*: Total Fat 22%; Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 25%; Calcium 2%; Iron 10%


*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

This Quinoa Avocado Sushi Roll would make a fantastic appetizer for a date night at home, or a delicious lightened-up lunch. Whatever you put into your sushi creation, just don’t forget to add some tasty California Avocados! Find out where California Avocados are sold near you.

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Serves: 6

1 cup quinoa 3 sheets of nori (sushi paper) 1 1/3 cups water 1/2 cup rice vinegar 2 Tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. salt 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and sliced 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained 3 strips of crispy cooked bacon Spicy Mayo, (see make-ahead recipe below) Spicy Mayo 2 Tbsp. Japanese mayonnaise, as needed 2 tsp. sriracha hot sauce Dash of sesame oil, as needed
  1. Wash the quinoa in cool water to remove any residue. Place quinoa and water in a small sauce pan. Set to high heat, stirring occasionally until it reaches a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and let cook for 12-15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile in a small saucepan combine the vinegar, sugar and salt over low heat. Stir constantly until the sugar and salt are dissolved, then remove from heat and cool. Once the quinoa is cooked use a wooden spoon to scoop it into a plastic or wooden bowl (do not use a metal bowl, it does not react well to the vinegar). Pour the vinegar mixture over the quinoa and gently fold it in. Let the quinoa cool to room temperature.
  3. Place a bamboo rolling mat on a flat surface, lay a sheet of plastic wrap on top, then a sheet of nori on top of that.
  4. Use the back of the wooden spoon to carefully spread the cooled quinoa evenly over the nori (about a 1/4-inch thick). Leave about 1/4-inch of the nori uncovered at the end furthest from you.
  5. Place two to three pieces of avocado on top of the quinoa (the side closest to you), followed by a few pieces of sun dried tomato, then top with the crispy bacon.
  6. Lift the end of the mat, and gently roll it over the ingredients, pressing gently. Roll it forward to make a complete roll. Carefully remove the roll from the plastic wrap and bamboo rolling mat. Use a sharp knife to inch 1-inch rounds.
  7. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  8. Drizzle with Spicy Mayo and serve immediately.

Spicy Mayo Instructions

  1. Combine the Japanese mayonnaise, sriracha, and oil in a small bowl. Whisk until combined, then drizzle over prepared sushi rolls, or serve on the side as a dip.

Copyright © 2013, Shawn Syphus

*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.

Editor's Note

We love using California Avocados in all types of rolls in different cuisines, try these vegetarian avocado summer rolls for a refreshing snack.

Did You Know?

It’s actually easy to create an avocado rose. If you are setting out a spread of appetizers, add a beautiful avocado rose to elevate the appeal. Or if you are looking for more casual appetizers try these California Avocado snack recipes.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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