Vegan Sushi -Food Blogger Simply LaKita shares a vegan version of a California Roll. This recipe is so easy to make with the help of Gardein Crabless Cakes. This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own.
If your weeknights are anything like mine then you probably often find yourself very short on time when it comes to making dinner to feed your hungry family.
If you need to make a vegan meal in hurry then I am happy to suggest that you give the Gardein products a try.
I have been using a few of the Gardein options since becoming vegan and they are simple, delicious, and the perfect appetizer or main dish. One of my favorite products is these Crabless Cakes. Quite some time ago I was able to find these in the freezer section of my local Publix grocery store and being a lover of crab cakes prior to becoming vegan, you already know that I HAD to give these a try and I have found them to be the perfect meatless substitute that is also easy to make and quite tasty.
I prepare these by baking them in the oven on a parchment-lined baking sheet at 450 degrees F. for 6 minutes and then turning them over and allowing them to cook for an additional 6 minutes, or until they are crispy and golden brown. Once I remove them from the oven, then I will place them on top of a salad, pair them with a few sides, or whip up a quick sauce and enjoy them by themselves.
However tonight I decided to use them to make some Vegan Sushi.
Vegan Sushi Ingredients:
- Gardein Mini Crabless Cakes prepared and chopped
- 1 cup prepared sushi rice
- 1 cucumber, sliced thinly
- 1 ripe avocado, sliced
- toasted nori (seaweed wrap)
- toasted sesame seeds
- sushi rolling mat (covered with plastic wrap)
- soy sauce
- wasabi paste or powder
- spicy mayo (1 Tablespoon vegan mayo plus 1 teaspoon sriracha)
First, you will need to prepare the sushi rice, Gardein Mini Crabless Cakes, slice the veggies, and prepare the spicy mayo.
Next using your sushi rolling mat that has been covered in plastic wrap, place a sheet of nori smooth side down on the mat and spread a generous amount of sushi rice onto the nori sheet. Wet your fingertips and spread the rice evenly over the entire surface of the nori.
Flip the rice covered piece of nori over so the rice is facing down and place your fillings across the center of your nori lengthwise making sure not to overfill.
Start rolling your sushi using the matt to firmly keep the roll in place. Apply some pressure to make the roll tight and keep in mind that if the roll is not tight enough, it will be difficult to cut.
Once the vegan sushi is complete, sprinkle it with some sesame seeds, cut it evenly into 1-inch pieces, and enjoy with wasabi, soy sauce, and spicy vegan mayo.