Eat Clean at Home: Make Your Own Nori Rolls

Calling all sushi lovers, vegetarians, vegans, and anyone looking for a tasty, wholesome recipe to try at home. We've got a sushi recipe that you're bound to keep using again and again  a recipe full of color, flavor, nutrients and all things good. Today, we present to you...

Vegan Nori Rolls

What you'll need:

  • Sushi rolling mat (or substitute such as a tea towel)
  • Nori paper
  • Vegetables: Peppers, squash, sprouts, mushrooms, avocado, green onion
  • Sesame seeds
  • Pickled ginger


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. You're going to start by cutting a squash in half and removing the seeds and pulp. Season the squash with a touch of olive oil and coconut sugar (or honey). Bake the seasoned squash for an hour. Once you remove it from the oven, blend it with a fork until the consistency becomes a smooth paste.
  • Sautee sliced mushrooms with coconut oil, olive oil, ghee OR butter (for the non-vegan).
  • Slice long, thin strips of peppers and avocado. Finely chop green onion.

Making the rolls:

  1. Lay your nori paper shiny side down on a sushi rolling mat. If you don't have a mat, you can use a tea towel. Moisten the towel, then wring it out so it's just damp not dripping.
  2. On the edge closest to you, smear a tablespoon or so of your squash paste. Sprinkle sesame seeds and the chopped green onion on top. Then layer your thin slices of pepper, avocado, sprouts and sauteed mushrooms. Be sure you don't pile everything too high! 
  3. Begin rolling your nori with the mat (or towel), making sure the edge closest to you is well-tucked under the filling. Continue rolling until you reach the end.
  4. Using your fingers, dab some water onto the inside edge so that the far end of the nori paper can seal around your roll.
  5. Slice nori roll into manageable bites, and dig in!

You can enjoy your nori rolls with tamari, pickled ginger or any sauce of your choice. We want to see YOUR nori rolls! Share your own version with us here on the blog, on our Facebook page, or on Instagram with the hashtag  #retreattci.