20 Vegan Sushi Recipes You’ll Love

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Sushi may traditionally be associated with raw fish, but as a visitor to this website, you will be pleased to hear that you can enjoy some sushi as a vegan, on a diet that’s completely free of both animals and animal products.

I’ve been scouring the internet looking for the best vegan sushi recipes out there, and after much deliberation, I was able to put together a shortlist of 20 of them, and now I’m going to share my findings with you.

I’ll give a brief description of each recipe, and provide you with the link to the recipes so you can view them in full, and even try your hand at them yourself.

Get those taste buds ready, because here we go!

1. Easy Vegan Sushi Recipe For Beginners From Piping Pot Curry

I thought we’d kick things off with something nice and easy. This is hands down one of the easiest vegan sushi recipes on the net. 

In addition to sushi rice, it has such flavorful ingredients as cucumber, mango, avocado, roasted nori, and sesame seeds.

You can serve the rolls with wasabi, pickled ginger or soy sauce.

2. Zucchini-Bulgur Sushi Rolls Recipe From Forks Over Knives

I just love this foreign twist on traditional sushi rolls – instead of being made with sushi rice, this is replaced with chewy bulgur, which is a fluffy, short grain, not unlike couscous.

These rolls are packed with healthy veg, such as zucchini, red onion and shredded carrots. And you will also need some nori sheets, maple syrup, brown rice vinegar, arrowroot powder, a pinch of salt, and fresh cilantro.

3. Vegan Sushi Bowl Recipe From Running On Real Food

If, perhaps, you aren’t sufficiently confident to roll your sushi into a neat roll, you could try your hand at this recipe, which features all your usual vegan sushi flavors in a bowl.

This recipe contains such ingredients as rice, carrot, cucumber, avocado, sweet potato, seaweed, and edamame.

It’s easy to make, and you can serve it with a spicy cashew mayo.

4. Eggplant Sushi Recipe From Lazy Cat Kitchen

Eggplants are not just for risqué emojis, they also make for a great ingredient in vegan sushi roll recipes such as this one.

In addition to eggplant, this recipe features other healthy veg such as carrot and cucumber, alongside other flavorful ingredients such as tamari, toasted sesame oil, maple syrup, and spicy chili sauce.

5. Spicy Tomato Sushi Rolls Recipe From Fork Over Knives

If you’d like to try vegan sushi with a kick of heat, then you should certainly consider this recipe, with its hot sriracha sauce and tahini.

It also features healthy veg such as butternut squash, tomatoes,cucumber, avocado, carrots, and green onions. And there are other flavorful ingredients such as freshly grated ginger, tamari

6. Vegan Tempura Recipe From The Viet Vegan

Tempura is quite a popular dish in Japanese restaurants, and with this recipe, you get to enjoy vegan tempura in the comfort of your own home.

It requires very few ingredients, namely your chosen veg, cornstarch, flour, rice flour, baking powder, a splash of oil, and some sparkling water. The result is a super light, crispy batter for your veg.

7. Vegan Avocado And Roasted Red Pepper Sushi Recipe From Flora And Vino

If you love a contrast of textures in your food, then this is the vegan sushi recipe for you!

It’s got soft, squishy avocado, combined with crunchy red bell pepper, all wrapped in sushi rice and seaweed wraps. And to serve, you can add tamari, pickled ginger, sesame seeds or wasabi.

It only takes 20 minutes prep time, and is naturally gluten-free.

8. Vegan Pink Sushi Recipe From Green Evi

As unusual as these pink sushi rolls look, I can assure you that there are no weird artificial ingredients to worry about – the pink appearance comes from beet powder.

You would make it as you normally would, just with the addition of beet powder, and your choice of sliced veggies, such as bell pepper, cucumber, avocado, and carrot.

9. Curried Millet Sushi Recipe From Forks Over Knives

How about instead of using sushi rice for your vegan sushi, you try millet instead?

It’s a grain with great flavor absorbing potential, so it’s great for curried sushi rolls, like in this recipe. It features curry powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and veg such as red bell pepper, shredded carrot, and creamy avocado.

10. Fresh Fruit Sushi Dessert Recipe From Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking

Did you know you can have sweet sushi too? And this recipe will tell you how to do it!

It doesn’t need many ingredients, just fruit, sushi rice, water, sugar, salt, coconut milk, and some vanilla extract. You can use any fruit you like, such as strawberries, raspberries, kiwis, mango, oranges, bananas, peaches or pineapple.

11. Japanese Curry Flavored Tofu Rice Roll Recipe From Plant-Based Matters

OK, so technically this dish is not real sushi, because the rice is not seasoned with vinegar mixture, but it’s pretty similar if you ask me.

It features such ingredients as extra firm tofu, yellow onion, curry powder, green peas, and tamari. And for dipping sauce you can use vegan mayo, tamari, or smoked soy sauce.

12. Quinoa Sushi With Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce Recipe From Forks Over Knives

In contrast to regular sushi, these sushi rolls use quinoa instead, and trust me it tastes just as good!

It features healthy flavorful ingredients such as red bell pepper, basil leaves, cucumber, green onion, maple syrup, and more. And there’s also instructions for a lovely Thai peanut sauce, made with peanut butter, chili sauce, chickpeas, and garlic.

13. Vegan Sushi Cake Recipe From Green Evi

Now, this is such a cute alternative to traditional veggie sushi rolls! What’s more, it’s much easier to make, looks amazing, and has some great flavors and texture.

It doesn’t need a lot of ingredients, just sushi rice, vinegar, coconut sugar, nori sheets, avocado (sliced or mashed), vegan mayo, edamame, and crunchy cucumber.

Prep time is just 15 minutes and cook time is just 10 minutes.

14. Sushi With Curry-Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Avocado, And Cardamom Millet Rice Recipe From Eats Well With Others

Despite much discussion about salmon before you scroll down to the recipe on the recipe’s website, I can assure you that there’s no salmon in this, and it’s 100% vegan.

It’s made with bamboo rice, millet, cardamom, water, sweet potatoes, olive oil, curry powder, honey, salt, rice wine vinegar, sugar, salt, avocado, and some nori sheets.

15. Teriyaki Veggie Crunchy Roll Sushi Recipe From Forks Over Knives

This recipe is a creative twist on the classic veggie sushi roll, complete with a homemade teriyaki sauce.

For the filling, you’ve got ingredients such as cucumber, carrot, avocado, pickled ginger and roasted yams. While the teriyaki sauce is made with the likes of tamari, pickled ginger, garlic powder, and pineapple juice.

16. Vegetable Brown Rice Sushi Recipe From Forks Over Knives

This is a simple veggie sushi roll recipe, but it uses healthy high fiber brown rice, surrounding such healthy crunchy veggies as cucumber, red bell pepper, and carrot sticks, combined with creamy avocado.

You will also need nori sheets, salt, brown rice vinegar, maple syrup, tamari (or soy sauce), and optional wasabi paste for serving.

17. Superfood Dessert Sushi Recipe From One Green Planet

Ok, so technically this isn’t real sushi, but it’s super similar, super healthy, and super tasty to boot.

It’s made with almond flour, date paste, vanilla extract, salt, mixed berries, and hemp seeds.

This dish is naturally grain free, gluten-free, and soy free, and packed with healthy nutrients. It’s a great dessert!

18. Onigirazu (Sushi Sandwich) Recipe From Lazy Cat Kitchen

Onigirazu is basically a hybrid of a western sandwich and a Japanese sushi roll. It features the usual ingredients of a sushi roll such as nori sheets, sushi rice, avocado, and more.

The recipe features 3 different versions, tofu katsu, sweet potato, and quick pickled red cabbage.

19. Southwest Rice Rolls Recipe From Forks Over Knives

Here’s another interesting twist on the classic Japanese veggie sushi roll…

It features short grain brown rice, seasoned with chili powder and tomato sauce, then there’s avocado and Southwestern flavoring in the form of diced jalapeño.

And instead of serving with soy sauce, it’s served with fresh chunky salsa and lime wedges!

20. Homemade Sushi Rolls Recipe From Bosh

This maki roll recipe features not one, but two different versions…

There’s guaca maki rolls, featuring guacamole, and satay maki rolls, featuring a rich satay sauce. Both of which feature crunchy veggies such as cucumber, carrot, and flavorful green onions.

To serve, you can have soy sauce, wasabi, or pickled ginger!

Wrap Up

I hope you’ve enjoyed scrolling through and browsing the vegan sushi recipes in my shortlist. But more so, I hope that you’re sufficiently inspired to go ahead and try your hand at one or two of them yourself. Enjoy!

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