Salads can get boring.
Especially if you’re like me and only has one or two salad dressings in your house, and almost always use the exact same greens, veggies, and type of meat.
Or if you’re like me and only actually eat salads to justify the 4 inch hunk of bread you typically eat with them!
Well, if you are like me, then this sushi might be just what you need to try!
This sushi is extremely easy to make, and actually doesn’t require any fancy ingredients, such as seaweed or seafood. It can be made in about 10-15 minutes, and is definitely a cute appetizer for a party, after school/work snack, or even a light meal!
All you really need are a few veggies, a cucumber, some chicken, and a mango-ginger chutney or sauce of choice. Just slice up the cucumbers and top with your veggies and chicken, roll it up, and you’re good to go! I also included a bit of rice, for more of a classic sushi-feel, as well as a bit of peanut butter, inspired by some of my favorite Thai dishes. And a delicious mango-ginger twist that definitely pumps the flavor up a notch!
This sushi is definitely not your typical Japanese dish, but it is Asian-inspired, and extremely healthy to boot! It’s quick, easy, and perfect for any occasion, or even just to make with your kids or younger siblings.
Plus, it’s full of beautiful colors. And who doesn’t love eating the rainbow? 😉
Easy Veggie Sushi with a Mango-Ginger Twist
- 2 large cucumbers
- 4 oz cooked chicken breast
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1/3 c matchstick carrots
- 1/2 c alfalfa sprouts
- 1/4 c cooked wild rice
- 2 tbs peanut butter
- 3 tbs mango-ginger sauce (optional)
Slice cucumber lengthwise into thin 1/8 in slices with a mandolin or knife. Slice red bell pepper into thin slices. Cut sprouts in 1/3s or small enough to just stick out of the sides of the sushi. Slice chicken into thin strips. Lay 2 or three small strips on each cucumber slice. Add red bell pepper, matchstick carrots, sprouts, and wild rice. Top with a bit of mango-ginger sauce. Spread a bit of peanut butter on the edge. Roll up, bringing one end over the other (overlapping) then stick with a toothpick. Store in the fridge until serving. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 16 servings)
Nutrition information calculated including Trader Joe’s Mango Ginger Chutney. Not including, it is as follows: 32 calories, 1g fat, 3g carbs, 3g protein.