Sushi is one of the joys of life, and vegan sushi should not be limited to avocado rolls. (Don’t get me wrong, I love avocado rolls!) I tried this recipe that I found on @plantd.co , and it’s a really good substitute for tuna. It’s super simple too – peeled and sliced tomato wedges marinated in soy sauce, smoked paprika, olive oil and nori.
Below you will find a visual step by step guide on how to make the vegan tomato tuna.
3 large tomatoes
1 tbsp Japanese soy
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp warm water
0,5 tsp nori flakes/nori paper
0,5 tsp smoked paprika
2 dl sushi rice
2 tsp rice vinegar
2 tsp caster sugar
wasabi and sushi ginger
roasted sesame seeds
- Boil water in a saucepan. Cut a cross with a sharp knife at the base of the tomato, just through the peel. Put the tomatoes in the boiling water for about 1 minute until you see the first crack in the peel. Remove, rinse in cold water and peel carefully.
- Cut each tomato in six wedges and remove seeds and walls with a small knife or teaspoon.
- Mix soy, olive oil, warm water, nori flakes and paprika in a bowl. Add the tomato slices and leave to marinate for at least an hour.
- Prepare the sushi rice according to instructions on the packet and season with rice vinegar and sugar.
- Shape 18 nigiri nuggets with wet hands, add a smear of wasabi and place the tomato slices on top. Finish off with a dot of vegan mayo. Serve with soy, ginger and wasabi.
Step by Step
Mix the following;
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
0,5 tbsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp nori flakes
2 tbsp water
Carefully cut a cross into the outer peel of the tomato.
Put the tomatoes into boiling water for around 10-20 seconds until the tomato peel cracks.
Move the tomatoes to a bowl of cold water and gently remove the peel.
Cut the tomatoes in to wedges and remove the seeds
Move the wedges to your marinade and let marinate in the refridgerator for at least an hour
Make the rice nigiri and place your tomato wedges on top.
Add a bit of vegan mayo on the tomato.
Serve with soy sauce and ginger.