Raw Vegan Sushi

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Raw Vegan Sushi

Delicious fresh and crunchy Raw Vegan Sushi rolls are filled with a yummy pate, avocado, carrot, and bell pepper!

Raw Vegan Sushi

I was in the mood for eating nori rolls today, I decided to make a delicious pate with sunflower seeds instead of rice. This sunflower seed pate was perfect for mimicking salmon. It was also bursting with fresh flavors of the vegetables. I wrapped it in raw un-toasted seaweed sheets along with avocado, carrots and bell peppers, so it is perfect for someone who is on a raw food diet.

I also have a great recipe for Vegan Sushi made with rice.

Raw Vegan Sushi

Choosing when possible, fresh organic veggies for your sushi ensures that you will end up with a flavorful recipe.

Raw Vegan Sushi

Nori seaweed is very popular in Asian cuisines, and it is perfect sea vegetable for someone who loved fish and is transitioning to a vegan diet. It is very healthy because it is loaded with B Vitamins, fiber, amino acids, and a significant amount of iodine. Read more about the benefits of nori HERE.

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189 kcal / 790 kJ
Per 100g

Cooking Time

10 min
Ready in:
10 min
4 servings



  1. Rinse and drain sunflower seeds, process sunflower seeds in a food processor until resembles bread crumbs.
  2. Add celery, pepper, onion, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, tahini, and salt in the food processor. Process until smooth, periodically pausing and using a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Lay 1 nori sheet, rough side up, on cutting board. Place 1/4 cup sunflower pate leaf on nori sheet, covering the sheet leaving 1/4 inch surrounding the edges
  4. Stack carrot strip avocado slice, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper and carrot in narrow line 1 inch from the long edge of nori sheet.
  5. Fold nori sheet over vegetables, and roll sheet away from you as tightly as possible.
  6. Dab edge of the nori sheet with water to seal and close. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Cut each roll into 6 bite-size pieces with serrated knife.

Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Kendra
    November 12, 2018

    I made this recipe and it was very delicious. Thank you!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 13, 2018

      Thank you for your feedback Kendra, I’m so happy you enjoyed it.

  2. Gilda Jennings
    July 17, 2018

    Great recipes

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 17, 2018

      Thank you Glida

  3. Christine
    May 7, 2018

    Such a great idea! These are so perfect for spring and summer parties. Love how refreshing they look!

  4. Andrea
    May 7, 2018

    These look totally delicious! They would be perfect for a summer party or happy hour!

  5. Brittany
    May 7, 2018

    This looks really tasty! I haven’t heard of sunflower pate before. Will be looking for that locally!

  6. Amy Nash
    May 7, 2018

    Sushi is one of our favorite foods and we eat it on an almost weekly basis. I’ve never tried vegan sushi before though! Love the combination of flavors and textures in this recipe though!

  7. Nicole | Culinary Cool
    May 6, 2018

    I’ve never been a fan of sushi because I’m not a huge fan of fish, so this would be perfect for me! I love all the fresh flavours and bright colours you’ve got going on!

  8. Kristina
    May 6, 2018

    I’ve never had raw vegan sushi, but this recipe looks delicious! I love the combination of veggies and sunflower seeds in nori, it sounds like the perfect plant-based lunch.

  9. Sara
    May 6, 2018

    This looks awesome! My husband loves sushi and I know he would go crazy for this variation!

  10. Marisa Franca
    May 6, 2018

    I love your sushi variation!! It’s so colorful and with those vegetables I imagine it’s also crunchy. I didn’t know sunflower seeds could taste like salmon. That is good to know. Whenever I’m in the mood for sushi and I don’t have the right kind of rice, I will make this version.

  11. Kat Jeter
    May 5, 2018

    You know when I think of vegan sushi I just think of a California roll. I love that you packed these full of veggies with lots of flavor for a different take on it.

  12. Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago
    May 5, 2018

    Oh adding this to my list of vegan recipes. Great way to get some extra veggies in the diet!

  13. Kitty
    May 4, 2018

    This is sushi I can do! Really not into raw fish, but I dig raw veggies!

  14. Veena Azmanov
    May 1, 2018

    Vegan or not that is a great way to get a few extra veggies and nutrition into your diet. Love how simple this is. I’m a huge fan of anything Tahini. Saving for later.