Cauliflower Sushi

 
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First of all, it is Keto and paleo friendly. It is also low carb, raw, vegan, gluten free and packed with nutrients. It’s perfect for lunch boxes and to blow your friends away at parties. And most importantly…it is DELICIOUS! 

There are many benefits to adding seaweed (good quality seaweed) to your diet. Seaweed is known as an algae and is rich in vitamins and minerals, aids digestions, contains antioxidants, fibre and probiotics. Most interestedly, it is packed with iodine which is important for thyroid functions.

If you are on a plant based diet it is often hard to get enough iodine. That is why integrating seaweed into your weekly food intake can keep your levels at a healthy state.  You also have to be careful to not have too much iodine as this too can cause thyroid issues. So if you feel like you might be out of balance, make sure you speak to a professional practitioner to see where your levels are at. 

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Ingredients 

1 cup of cooked quinoa

1/2 a cauliflower 

1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar 

1 tbsp of sweetener of your choice (honey, maple syrup, organic fair trade agave) 

1 tsp of celtic or pink salt 

Organic sushi wraps (nori wraps)  

Filling (quantity dependent on personal preference) 

Avocado 

Carrot 

Cucumber 

Capsicum 

Seseme seeds 

Herbs (mint, coriander, parsley) 

Other filling examples 

Fruit (papaya and avo is quite the combination)

Marinated prawns 

Wild salmon

Poached chicken 

Sauce 

2 tbsp of tamari 

1 tbsp of tahini

1 tbsp of honey 

1 glove of garlic 

1 knob of ginger 

2 tbsp of chopped coriander

Equipment 

Food Processor 

A clean cloth or chux 

Method 

  1. In a food processor, ‘rice’ the cauliflower and beetroot into rice-sized pieces by pulsing. Make sure not to over-processes the cauliflower doing it in smaller batches to ensure you get a good consistency.

  2. Salt the mixture and mix together to make sure it is all covered. Leave for 10 minutes. 

  3. Using a clean cloth or chux, squeeze the liquid out of the mixture. Do small batches at a time. You need to squeeze quite hard. 

  4. Add apple cider, honey, cooked quinoa and optional chopped herbs. Combine. 

  5. Choose your filling. Slice into thin, long pieces. 

  6. Spread some of the cauliflower rice mixture over the seaweed/nori sheet, add fillings and roll tightly. You don’t have to have a bamboo roller. It can make it easier but I prefer to just use my hands. 

  7. For sauce; add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth