Keto Sushi

If you love sushi but are pursuing a ketogenic lifestyle or are trying to keep an eye on your blood sugars, low-carb cauliflower sushi is an excellent alternative.

This keto sushi makes a healthy lunch for work or school or a snack to enjoy at any time of day.

Most of the energy comes from cream cheese, which provides fatty acids, some phosphorus, and vitamin A.

Cauliflower and avocado will boost your intake of essential nutrients like vitamin C, choline, copper, sulphur, B5, and folate.

The salmon supplies protein, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, and copper, while the nori sheets contain small amounts of iron, iodine, selenium, and vitamins A and C.


One serving of this recipe provides 370 calories, 26 g of protein, 25 g of fat, 25 g of net carbs and P:E = 0.5.   


The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  


Makes 3 serves 

  • 450 g cauliflower
  • 170 g cream cheese, softened (or mayo if dairy-free)
  • 1-2 tbsp rice vinegar (optional)
  • 1 tbsp tamari sauce (or coconut aminos)
  • 5 sheets nori
  • 100 g cucumber, sliced into strips, discard the middle
  • 1/2 medium avocado, sliced
  • 140 g smoked salmon (or any seafood)


  • Using a food processor, rice the cauliflower into rice-sized bits by pulsing.  Do in small batches, make sure not to over-processes as it goes mushy.
  • Put cauliflower in a microwave-proof bowl with a tiny splash of water and cook for 3 minutes, drain out any water.
  • Add the cream cheese, rice vinegar (if using), mix well and put in the fridge to cool (overnight is even better).
  • Put a nori sheet down on a bamboo roller, spread some of the cauliflower rice mixture over the nori sheet, leaving about 3/4 inches of space at the top. Make sure this is quite a thin layer.
  • Roll sushi tightly using bamboo. You can see many videos on YouTube (like this one) if you aren’t sure. Slice up the roll into 2 cm rounds. Serve and enjoy! Feel free to pair with pickled ginger, wasabi, or a spicy mayo depending on your goals.

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