Quinoa sushi with tamari

Sushi is a quick go-to option for many people. Trouble is, white rice is virtually void of nutritional properties. Enter quinoa, the ancient super food that provides the perfect nutty replacement, with its higher protein levels and fluffy texture.  

Serves 1


2 (or more) sheets of nori (seaweed), found in specialty health food stores or Asian grocers

1/3 cup of quinoa (uncooked)

2 tbs of tahini (sesame paste)

Tamari (gluten-free soy sauce)

Cucumber, sliced into sticks

Carrot, sliced into sticks

1/4 avocado

Ruby sauerkraut (optional)

Black sesame seeds (optional)

Fresh cilantro (coriander)


Prepare the quinoa in a saucepan until cooked and fluffy.

In a small bowl, whisk together the tahini and around 2 teaspoons of tamari until combined. 

Lay nori rolls on a flat surface. Spread the tahini mixture on to the base of the nori rolls. Layer on top the quinoa, vegetables and sauerkraut, if using. Top with fresh cilantro and black sesame seeds. 

Carefully roll the nori roll into a sushi roll shape. Slice into sushi pieces with a sharp knife. 

Serve immediately along a small dish of tamari for dipping. 


Gluten-free | Vegan