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Do you love sushi but don’t eat fish? Well, you’re in luck! Sweet potato sushi rolls are a delicious and vegan-friendly alternative to traditional sushi rolls. With simple ingredients and a quick prep time, this dish is perfect for a casual night in or when you’re looking for something new to try at your favorite sushi restaurant. So roll up your sleeves and get ready to make some sweet potato sushi rolls!


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Sweet Potato Sushi Rolls


Sweet Potato Sushi Rolls – A Deliciously Different Vegan Option


When it comes to sushi, there are seemingly endless possibilities. From traditional options like tuna and salmon to more modern creations like the California roll, there’s something for everyone. But what about those who don’t eat fish? Or those who are looking for a slightly lighter option? Enter the sweet potato sushi roll.


Sweet Potato Sushi Rolls – The Perfect Vegan Option


While most sushi rolls are made with fish, the sweet potato sushi roll is a delicious vegan option that is perfect for those looking for something different. Made with sweet potato, rice, and avocado, this roll is both tasty and nutritious. Here are some of the other reasons why the sweet potato sushi roll is a great option:


1. Low in calories. If you’re watching your weight or trying to eat healthier, the sweet potato sushi roll is a great option. One roll has just under 200 calories, making it a perfect light lunch or snack.


2. High in fiber. Thanks to the sweet potatoes, this sushi roll is packed with fiber. Fiber is an important nutrient that helps keep you regular and can even help lower your cholesterol levels.


3. Good source of vitamins and minerals. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, while avocado is a good source of vitamins K and E. Combined, these nutrients help boost your immune system and keep your skin healthy. Plus, they taste great!


If you’re looking for a delicious vegan sushi option, look no further than the sweet potato sushi roll. Made with sweet potatoes, rice, and avocado, this roll is both nutritious and tasty. So next time you’re in the mood for sushi, give this unique option a try!


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Sweet Potato Sushi Rolls: FAQS Answered


Many people are interested in sushi, but they may not realize that there are vegan options available. A vegan sushi roll is made with vegetables and often includes avocado, kale or any leafy greens you preferred, and sweet potato. In this blog post, we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about sweet potato sushi rolls.


What is a sweet potato sushi roll?

A sweet potato sushi roll is a type of sushi that uses sweet potatoes as one of the main ingredients. Sweet potatoes are a good source of fiber and vitamins, so they make a healthy and filling addition to any meal. Most sweet potato sushi rolls also include avocado, leafy greens, and rice.


Is this a healthy appetizer?

Yes! Sweet potato sushi rolls are a great option for people looking for a healthy meal. Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients like fiber and vitamins, making them a filling and satisfying addition to any meal. Avocado is also a healthy choice, as it is full of healthy fats that can help you stay fuller for longer. Cucumber is another great option for people who are looking for a low-calorie way to add bulk to their meals.


Can I make this without a bamboo mat?

Yes, you can make sweet potato sushi rolls without a bamboo mat. To do this, you will need to use a kitchen towel or a piece of wax paper. Place the towel or wax paper on a cutting board. Spread the cooked rice over a towel or wax paper. Place the fillings in the center of the rice. Roll up the towel or wax paper tightly and then slice the roll into pieces.


Sweet potato sushi rolls are a delicious, nutritious, and easy-to-make vegan dish. If you have any questions about sweet potatoes or making sweet potato sushi rolls, be sure to reference this FAQ guide. For more information on veganism and recipes, just visit Vegan Globetrotter.


Let the good rolls; sweet potato sushi rolls!

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Sweet Potato Roll - A Vegetarian Sushi Roll

This sushi roll is a plant-based, vegan alternative to the traditional sushi roll. It is filled with Sweet potatoes, avocado, kale, black rice, and rolled-in nori sheet seaweeds.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 5 Sushi Rolls
Calories 148 kcal


Sushi Rice:

  • 1 ½ black rice
  • 1 1/2 water
  • salt pinch

Sushi Rolls:

  • 5 sheets nori sheets seaweeds
  • sesame seeds for garnish

Other stuffing:

  • 2 cups kale or any leafy green
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 large sweet potato or carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • kosher salt sprinkle, pinch


Bake the sweet potatoes:

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Slice or cut into cubes the avocado and set them aside.
  • Wash and peel the sweet potatoes then cut them into strips or cubes drizzle with olive oil and season them with kosher salt and line them on the baking sheet.
  • Bake them in the preheated oven for 20 minutes on each side or until tender. Allo to cooling completely. Set them aside.

Cook the black rice:

  • Rinse well the black rice and drain.
  • In a medium saucepan, add the water and the rinsed black rice and sprinkle with kosher salt. Cover and cook for 40 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed.

Rolling time!

  • Line the nori sheets then add the black rice to the center top with avocado, kale, and sweet potatoes.
  • Now, roll the nori sheets and make sure the stuffing won't come out.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and drizzled with your favorite vegan sauce, if desired.


Vegan Globetrotter Tips & Suggestions

Serving Suggestions
  • Appetizer: Cut the sushi roll into bite-sized pieces.
  • Main course: Cut the sushi roll into 8 pieces. Serve with soy sauce and pickled ginger (if desired).
Recipe Notes
  • Be sure to cook the sweet potatoes until they are very soft; otherwise, they will be difficult to roll up on the sushi mat.
  • It is also important to let the sushi rice cool before adding it to the sweet potatoes; otherwise, the heat from the rice will make the sweet potatoes difficult to work with.
Storing Tips
  • Leftover sweet potato sushi rolls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Try using roasted sweet potatoes instead of baked sweet potatoes. Simply roast the sweet potatoes in a 400°F oven for 25-30 minutes, or until they are very soft. Let them cool before proceeding with the recipe as directed.


Calories: 148kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 56mgPotassium: 527mgFiber: 6gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 12518IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 95mgIron: 1mg
Keyword avocado, black rice, plant-based, seaweeds, sweet potato, vegan, vegan sushi roll
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To Wrap It All Up


So there you have it – everything you need to know about making delicious sushi rolls at home. Whether you’re looking for a delicious vegan option or simply want to mix up your sushi routine, these rolls are the perfect answer. And with FAQs answered, you can be confident in your sushi-making skills. So what are you waiting for? Time to get rolling!


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