This weeks Tasty Tuesday come straight from B4BC Team Rider Kimmy Fasani! Check out her Homemade Vegetable Handroll recipe to see how she fuels her shred sessions with a vitamin-packed, healthy and easy-to-make meal.
This Asian inspired vegetable dish is a fun and delicious way to start making sushi at home without needing to find sushi-grade fish. Invite some friends over and everyone can create their own combination of vegetables. This is also an inviting way to introduce people to sushi that don’t like fish. Once you have mastered this recipe without rice, you can simple add in rice to make real vegetable sushi.
4 sheets nori
4 large, collard greens or romaine lettuce leaves
1 ½ cups carrots, thinly sliced
1 ½ cups radish, thinly sliced
1 avocado, thinly sliced
1 ½ cups jicama, thinly sliced
2 cups sprouts
¼ cucumber, seeded and thinly sliced lengthwise
½ red bell pepper, thinly sliced
½ cup hummus
2 teaspoons sriracha or other hot sauce
1. Layout the nori sheets on a clean, dry surface. Spread some hummus on 1/2 of the Nori and arrange ½ a collard green or romaine lettuce leaf lengthwise on the hummus. Cover ½ the nori sheet that’s nearest you. These leaves will strengthen the nori when the vegetables are rolled up in it.
2. Place a narrow layer of the carrots along the length of each nori sheet, about ½ inch from the end closest to you. Top with the radish, jicama, avocado, sprouts, cucumber, bell pepper, and a thin line of sriracha. Keep all these vegetables in a narrow pile on top of the collard green/romaine lettuce (all the veggies in this recipe can be substituted for whatever is in season at the grocery store).
3. Fold the edge of the nori closest to you over the filling. Gently roll each nori away from you, tightly and evenly, into a firm, snugly wrapped roll. Seal the exposed edge of the nori to the roll by smearing a little more hummus on the edge.
4. Cut each roll into two pieces with a sharp serrated knife.
5. Serve with soy sauce, sriracha, and/or hummus. Enjoy!
Tip: To add rice to these rolls simply make a pot of rice with a little extra water so it’s moist. Spread another layer of hummus on top of the collard green/romaine lettuce and then spread a thin layer of rice all over the nori. Follow the same guidelines for rolling the sushi up. You can cut these into bite size pieces instead of hand-rolls.