Rice-less Sushi

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.

Salmon provides heaps of protein, omega 3, choline, selenium, and vitamins B3, B5, B6, B12 and D (which is typically hard to get from your diet other than fatty fish).  The cabbage adds vitamins C and K while the avocado provides energy in the form of monounsaturated fat.  


One serve provides 320 calories, 25 g protein, 20 g fat, 4 g of net carbs and P:E = 1.1.


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
  • 100g cabbage finely shredded
  • 100 g raw salmon filet or tinned wild salmon
  • 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 salmon 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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