Rockin’ Raw Sushi Rolls (made with walnut pate)

January 26, 2012

The one thing I love about eating and preparing raw food meals is the pure simplicity.

In truth, it’s really the use of only all-natural, whole-food ingredients that are used. Other than that I guess the prep work is a bit non-simplistic. Raw food prep takes some time but the end result is way worth it.

This raw food dish was actually quite easy to make, as most (but not all) are. After getting past the process of chopping, dicing, blending, processing, and/or plating for presentation, you’re left with only real food…

As these aren’t the most beautiful thing I’ve ever created, they were darn tasty, and more than worth the little bit of extra time it took to blend, chop, and roll into “sushi”.

These rolls were fresh, super flavorful, and incredibly filling, despite the size of them. I made these so long ago and completely forgot to post the recipe that I almost need to make them again to get the flavors stuck back in my head. I loved them. And these got raved reviews by my parents and sister.

I made these quite a while ago, in fact, that there is quinoa in the nut base. Nope, not Paleo, but, like with all recipes, make them your own. Start with the base nut pate (base, with or without the quinoa) and add in whatever seasonings, other flavors, and veggies you want. Think Asian, Mexican, Thai, Ethiopian, Japanese, Chinese… whatever type of roll you want, you have the power to create.

And whatever your wonderful mind comes up with… tell me. I need ideas from time to time, too. 😉


These may look like a lot of work, or even like a lot of ingredients, but try them! They’re super easy (just throw everything in a food processor!) and definitely delicious.

And go enter the CORE Food giveaway! Giveaway ends on Sunday!!!!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Lee January 27, 2012 at 12:30 PM

LORI! I love this. And you photography just makes me happy 🙂


Lori January 28, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Ah! Thank you!


Pure2raw twins January 27, 2012 at 8:05 AM

sushi yes please! looks delicious Lori!
making our own sushi is still on our to make list!! one day we will do it!


janet @ the taste space January 26, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Great job with the sushi! I take it you used cooked quinoa?


Lori January 30, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Yep! This quinoa was steamed, much like you would cook rice. You could cook it or even sprout it… but cooked is a bit softer, so it’s much more like rice in sushi. 🙂


Laura, RD, LDN January 26, 2012 at 2:24 PM

As much as I am in LOVE with sushi, I can’t believe I have never made my own. Thanks for the inspiration!


Lauren @ WWoB January 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Holy missoooo those look so good! Its definitely difficult to make homemade sushi look appetizing, but I think you succeeded.


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