Rice-less sushi (with tofu)

Sushi is super tasty but can be easy to overdo with the mixture of carbs (from rice) and fat (from mayo and oil).  This riceless sushi provides all the nutritious elements of the sushi you love with less carbs and fat.

Tofu provides heaps of protein, omega 3, vitamin B5, choline, calcium, copper, iron, manganese, phosphorus and selenium.   Avocado provides energy in the form of monounsaturated fat, along with folate and potassium while the cabbage and nori boost vitamins C and K1.  


One serve provides 215 calories, 16 g protein, 15 g fat and 4 g net carbs


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



  • 1 sheet of nori sushi seaweed
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) cabbage finely shredded
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) tofu, cut into strips and pan-fried
  • Quarter an avocado, sliced


  • Put the nori sheet down on a bamboo roller or paper towel. Spread the cabbage over the nori sheet, leaving about 3 cm of space at the top and bottom.
  • Next layer the tofu and the avocado on top of the cabbage at one end of the roller.
  • Roll sushi tightly using the bamboo roller or paper towel.
  • Use a sharp knife to slice up the roll into 2 cm rounds.
  • Serve with a dipping bowl of tamari sauce or coconut aminos, add pickled ginger, wasabi, or spicy mayo to your liking.

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