Vegetarian Sushi - Julie Green and Keen

Vegetarian Sushi

This afternoon both Hannah and Liam are a friend’s house so I am making my husband some vegetarian sushi!

We love sushi so much, it is difficult to make it while the kids are home because they think it is “weird.”  They don’t know what they are missing out on  :D

My husband is doing some yard work so I am going to surprise him with it and some soup for dinner.  I can’t wait.

Vegetarian sushi is delicious and fairly easy to make.  Here are the sushi and soup recipes that I like using when we finally get to indulge.

Basic Sushi


2 cups short grain or medium grain rice
¼ cup rice vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1 package of roasted seaweed sheets
2 carrots, peeled and sliced into long narrow strips
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced into long narrow strips
1 avocado, removed skin and sliced into long narrow strips
1 block of cream cheese, sliced into long narrow strips
Soy sauce and wasabi for dipping and garnish


Cook the rice as to package instructions and let cool.  Mix the rice vinegar and salt in a small bowl and pour over the cooked rice.  Use your fingers to mix the rice and mixture together.
Place the seaweed sheet, shiny side down, on the sushi roller and spread sticky rice evenly across.  Leave a one inch tab of seaweed on one edge.  Place carrot strip, cucumber strip, cream cheese, and avocado across the rice bed.
Dab the exposed tab of seaweed with wet fingers and use the sushi roller to roll your roll making sure you are using enough pressure to keep the rice sticky.
Cut your roll into small pieces and Enjoy!

Miso Soup with Greens and Tofu

4 cups water
½ cup chopped green onion
½ cup chopped green chard
¼ cup firm tofu, cubed
3-4 tbsp. white miso paste
1 sheet or ¼ cup nori, cut in large rectangles


Place water in a medium sauce pan, bring to low simmer then add nori and simmer for 5-7 minutes more.
Place the miso paste into a small bowl, add a little hot water and whisk until smooth.  Add to the soup and stir so it doesn’t clump.
Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and cook for another 5 minutes.  Add salt to taste if desired and enjoy.

This recipe can be used with a variety of vegetables and you can add and take away spices or sauces to create your unique roll.

It is going to be a delicious dinner!



  1. The Miso Soup with Greens and Tofu looks delish!! Yummy post!!

  2. That miso soup sounds delicious, but I'm not much on sushi or seaweed! Hope you and your husband enjoyed it!

  3. Miso soup is so comforting. It's perfect for when you're not feeling well. I like the idea of a vegetarian sushi too!

  4. Both the sushi and the miso soup look delicious! I try to add more veggies to our meals, so I'm definitely trying this.

  5. I never eat sushi because it has fish or meat in it, so I'm excited for this vegetarian version!

  6. Vegetarian sushi is always so much delicious, but I never know it could be so easy to prepare at home. The food looks awesome with those healthy ingredients & the Miso Soup with Greens and Tofu is a great add-on to the dinner.

  7. Oh my goodness a Sushi I can eat while pregnant! That soup also looks tasty!

  8. The sushi rolls featured here are something that I can definitely eat. I like that cream cheese is an ingredient.

  9. YUM!! Looks delicious and perfect for dinner tonight! :)