Friday, June 26, 2015

deconstructed sushi salad

As you have probably guessed, based on earlier posts, I love sushi. I have played around quite a bit with vegan versions of brown rice sushiquinoa nori wrapstofu musubis, and most recently sweet potato sushi. But all of these are a little time consuming.... which is why the deconstructed sushi salad was born. It really isn't deconstructed, considering that it was never constructed in the first place, but you get the picture.

This dish is awesome because there is no cooking (except for the rice, which I cooked ahead of time anyway), and no tedious rolling or constructing of a sushi roll! It is all thrown in a bowl over lettuce! And what better to dress it with but my cirtus soy dipping sauce that I most cleverly adapted into a dressing by simply adding 2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil!

deconstructed sushi salad + citrus soy dressing
  • red leaf lettuce, washed and chopped
  • brown rice, cooked and cooled
  • fresh veggies, chopped or sliced
  • tofu, cut 
  • furikake (seaweed and sesame) 
    • or you can cut a sheet of nori into small strips 
  • citrus soy dressing
    • 1 tsp orange zest
    • 1/4 tsp grated ginger
    • 1 tsp lime juice
    • 2 tsp orange juice
    • 2 tsp rice vinegar
    • 2 tsp soy sauce
    • 2 Tbsp water
    • 2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil

For the dressing: put everything into a little jar, lid it, shake it up. 

Layer your salad however you want, or just toss it all together, but this is what I did:


brown rice

fresh veggies; avo, cucumber, carrots


furikake (or nori) and dressing! 

*note: dressing recipe makes enough to dress two salads

Seriously fresh, filling, and no rolling required.

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