Quinoa sushi

  • Prep Time25 mins
  • Total Time25 mins
  • Makes4 servings
Quinoa sushi

Photo: Erik Putz

Make tonight sushi night! Let kids customize their own rolls with this small but mighty seed that's packed with protein, iron and amino acids.


  • 3 cups cooked quinoa

  • 1/3 cup vegan mayonnaise, such as Hellman's

  • 2 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar

  • 4 sheets nori (seaweed)

  • 1/4 cup vegan caviar, such as Ikea Sjörapport (optional)

  • 1 ripe avocado, thinly sliced

  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 2 mini cucumbers, quartered lengthwise

  • 1 cup matchstick carrots

  • low-sodium soy sauce, (optional)

  • pickled ginger, (optional)


  • Combine quinoa with mayo and vinegar in a large bowl.

  • Spoon 1 tbsp caviar (if using) in a horizontal line in centre of quinoa. Arrange a row of avocado slices over caviar, followed by peppers, cucumbers and carrots.

Nutrition (per serving)

Protein 8g, Carbohydrates 42g, Fat 24g, Fibre 9g, Sodium 290mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent January/February 2021 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.