Vegan Sushi Bowl – a fabulously fresh and zingy lunch or supper

This recipe is for Tom, the technical wizard behind the A&G website. Last time we met, I gave him a very uninspiring lunch of tomatoes on toast (no butter) as it was the only vegan thing I could offer him from my half-empty fridge. Sorry Tom. Next time he comes to see me I will be better prepared and will serve him this fabulously tasty vegan sushi bowl.

Vegan Sushi Bowl – a fabulously fresh and zingy lunch or supper

Recipe by Olive Magazine, tried & relished by GraceDifficulty: Easy


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This is comforting bowl food with an edge – the fresh, zingy flavours of pickled ginger, nori, edamame and sriracha make it an ideal lunch or light dinner


  • brown short grain rice or sushi rice 150g

  • cucumber ½, thinly sliced

  • rice wine vinegar 2 tbsp

  • runny honey or maple syrup 1 tsp

  • white sesame seeds ½ tbsp, toasted

  • black sesame seeds ½ tbsp, toasted

  • edamame beans 80g, blanched or defrosted

  • avocado ½ small, thinly sliced

  • pickled ginger 30g, drained

  • nori sheet 1, crumbled or snipped with scissors

  • mayonnaise (or vegan alternative) 2 tbsp

  • sriracha 1 tbsp


  • Rinse and cook the rice following pack instructions. Meanwhile, toss the cucumber slices in a pinch of salt and leave to drain in a colander for 10 minutes. Whisk together half the vinegar and half the honey in a bowl. Squeeze any excess moisture from the cucumber and add to the bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine the remaining vinegar and honey. Once the rice is cooked and drained, sprinkle with the vinegar-honey mixture and add half the toasted white and black sesame seeds. Fold through, then cover and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Divide the rice between two bowls and top with the cucumber, edamame, avocado, ginger and nori. Combine the mayo with the sriracha and 1 tsp of water until smooth, and drizzle over the top of the sushi bowls. Sprinkle over the remaining seeds and serve.

Cook’s Tip

  • I’m not a vegan so I added some sliced raw tuna