This smoked salmon sushi roll is to-die-for! It’s super easy to make, looks sophisticated, and since the salmon is smoked, there’s no raw fish! Perfect with a fizzy drink in the afternoon on any given Saturday. Or if you’re like me, it’ll end up being your breakfast, lunch and dinner because it’s just that delish!
SMOKED SALMON SUSHI ROLL WITH AVOCADO
Um, are you drooling yet? How A-MAZING does this roll look? Today’s recipe is curtesy of my girl, Michaell, over at FoodScape. If you are a Burpees for Breakfast reader, you are no stranger to her recipe; she’s shared a few on the blog before! I’ve been hearing about this sushi roll recipe for weeks and I am so glad I can finally share it…and try it. Guys, look at that roll. Look. Gah, it looks amazing. Here’s the recipe!
Hi B4B Fitfam and Foodies!
It’s so good to be back on Jen’s blog after so long. When I developed this recipe for a Smoked Salmon Sushi Roll with Avocado, I just knew her readers would be all over this one!
I’ve always had a thing for fusion foods since I grew up in Southern California. After all, “California Cuisine” was coined to be precisely that. Mexican ingredients fused with Japanese cuisine seemed like a natural amalgam for sushi. To me, the combination of fish and cilantro is the essence of a warm sunny day with friends and family. Combine those flavors with a finger food (because who doesn’t like eating with their hands?), inspired by my favorite food in the world (SUSHI!!!) and you have this beautiful smoked salmon roll.
Although I have a plant-based food blog, I love my sushi and occasionally eat it with fish. This roll is to-die-for and I just had to share. In fact, this is one of those rolls I like to whip up when I’m with my girlfriends. It’s super easy to make, looks sophisticated, and since the salmon is smoked, there’s no raw fish! Perfect with a fizzy drink in the afternoon on any given Saturday. Or if you’re like me, it’ll end up being your breakfast, lunch and dinner because it’s just that delish!
Some nutrition highlights you might not know…
Mango: Okay, you got me! You know Jen loves mango right? So how could she not love this recipe! But she loves mangoes for good reason. Like most orange foods, mangoes have lots of vitamin A (and C!) and have an alkaline effect on your body when you eat it thanks to tartaric acid/malic acid/citric acid raising the pH. I love that mangoes have lots of iron since women are famous for not getting enough. Also, they’re great for keeping you focused since glutamine acid help with concentration. They’re also nicknamed the “love fruit” since it helps regulate sex hormones. Nuff said.
Nori (Seaweed): Besides being super low in calories, Nori also has anti-inflammatories due to the bioactive peptides and fatty acids. Time magazine touches on bioactive peptides in seaweed being better than milk-derived proteins as well as having “…an impressive amount of nutrients like vitamins A, B-6 and C as well as iodine and fiber.”
Cilantro: Did you know that raw fish in Japan was usually consumed with ginger and wasabi because they help control bacteria? Though I still like both of those in all my sushi, if you want an alternative that tastes perfect in your dish, herbs get an A+ in my book. Cilantro is anti-bacterial and fights salmonella. You’ll also find a great amount of vitamin A, K, C, trace minerals and macro minerals. I also have some other facts about herbs on my Sweet Potato Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce recipe.
Jen: Doesn’t that look like it’s straight out of a upscale sushi restaurant? Or food magazine?!
Michaell is the recipe creator and photographer behind the blog, Foodscape. “My challenge? How to take my favorite recipes and re-invent them using whole-food, processed-free, gluten-free and vegan ingredients…and sneaking extra fruits and veggies into every recipe. Too tough? Not for this girl!”
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So, obviously, I’m a huge sushi fan. The Boy and I are all about the rice, but I am pretty sure we will both devour this roll when we make it…rolls. We will make more than one, obv.
And Michaell is just the best. It’s been a crazy few days and I didn’t get a chance to take pictures for a recipe this week. Michaell had PERFECT timing getting this recipe to me this week.
Be sure to pin this recipe for later and check out some of Michaell’s other amazing recipes!
So, tell me:
Have you ever tried a smoked salmon sushi roll with NO RICE?
What is your favorite type of sushi roll?