Quinoa Sushi

The recipe for Quinoa Sushi is here!

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Quinoa makes a great replacement for white rice. I seriously looooved this recipe, though I feel like there was something missing. I need to find a healthy alternative for cream cheese.

In order to make this, you’ll need some basic sushi making knowledge and tools. A good knife is important! Also, a rolling mat is essential for sushi making. I suggest buying one before doing this recipe, they’re not expensive!

I made this recipe with avocado and salmon, but you can add whatever fish and vegetables you desire!


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 300-400 g Fresh Salmon
  • 1 avocado
  • 5 (or more) Nori Wrappers
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sesame Seeds (optional)
  • Bamboo Rolling sheet/mat


1. Wash and cook quinoa.

2. Let quinoa cool down for 30 minutes (or put in fridge to speed up process).

3. Meanwhile, cut the salmon and avocado. The salmon should be cut out in long and thin strips. The avocado should be cut in strips. If you need help learning how to do so, watch this video.

4. Lay out the rolling mat on top of a cutting board, with the horizontal stripes facing you. Place some plastic wrap on top of the rolling mat.

5. Add the Nori on top of plastic wrap.

6. Add quinoa on nori and spread evenly. Wet your fingers so the quinoa doesn’t stick to your hands. Leave a small part of each part of the nori uncovered so you can seal the roll.

7. Add the fish and vegetables (in this case, the salmon and avocado). Arrange these in the side of the nori closest to you. Make sure not to overfill the mat with ingredients, as it might not be able to seal!


8. Start rolling. Bring the bottom of the mat with the plastic wrap, up and over the ingredients. Press forward to shape the sushi into a tube. Roll with pressure so you get a firm roll. Squeeze the mat around the roll until it feels uniform all over. Don’t squeeze too hard, or your ingredients might get smashed!

9. Place the roll on a cutting board. Slice the sushi roll in small pieces.

10. Set the rolls on a serving platter or sushi plate.

11. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top (optional)


12. Serve with soy sauce. Don’t let the quinoa stay inside the soy sauce for too long, it dissolves and gets a sandy texture.

13. Enjoy!



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