Non-Sushi Seaweed Rolls

Salmon RollsIf you can make a sandwich, you can make these rolls. And like a sandwich, the filling options are endless. Salmon pairs well with the seaweed. So, when baking salmon for a meal, I simply bake a few extra fillets for use the next day. Or, skip the salmon for a vegetarian option. Get creative! The ingredients used here are simply examples to get your ideas rolling. Just be sure all fillings are vegetables are thinly sliced and in bite-size pieces.

Ingredients (per roll)

  • 2 sheets nori wraps
  • 3 tablespoons Silky Avocado Sauce (or thinly sliced or mashed avocados)
  • Vegetables: grated carrot, thinly sliced cabbage, salad greens, cilantro, red onion
  • 1/2 fillet baked wild salmon (or 2-3 ounces canned wild salmon)
  • Braggs Amino Acids (soy sauce or Wheat-free tamari soy-GF)
    (Paleo option: coconut amino acids)
  • Optional: Lime juice and/or Chili oil for drizzling the top layer

DirectionsNon-Sushi Sushi Wraps 1Non-Sushi Sushi Wraps II

  1. Place 2 sheets of nori wraps on a cutting board, one on top of the other.
  2. Spread avocado sauce to thinly cover the sheets.
  3. Spread thinly sliced vegetables over the avocado sauce layer.
  4. Break up salmon into bite-size pieces and distribute across the top of the vegetables.
  5. Sprinkle or spray the top with the amino acids, wheat-free tamari, or soy sauce.
  6. Optional: Top with a light drizzle of chili oil or lime juice to taste.
  7. Roll up like a burrito. Apply light pressure across the finished end, as if sealing an envelope.
  8. Enjoy! Nori is a healthy, low-carb “wrap”. But, the finished product will become soggy in time from the moisture in the avocado sauce.

Notes

  • Nori sheets may be found in the Asian section of most grocers and health food stores.
  • Stored in an airtight container, left-over sheets will last for weeks, if not months.
  • To make wraps ahead of time, simply layer the Nori rolls first with a layer of vegetables and only add sauce or oils at the end, so the moisture stays in the middle after everything is rolled up. Wetting the first 1/2 inch of the “finishing end” before rolling will help everything stay together after it is rolled up.
  • Other ways to use up your Nori wraps? I use the same assembly process with hummus, greens and leftover roasted chicken.

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