These sushi rolls really have it all, and taste incredible! Quinoa is a nourishing alternative to white rice and is good source of protein, fiber and minerals. The salmon is high in omega 3's and the avocado is full of delicious good fats. Nori is another star of this recipe and is a very beneficial addition to the diet due to its high fiber and mineral content, it's also a great source of iodine which is essential for thyroid, ovary, vascular, and breast health.
These are great for a light lunch or dinner, and if you double up on the quantities you can pop some away and enjoy them for lunch the following day.
Don't worry if you haven't made sushi before, it's not as complicated as you may think.
• 1 cup quinoa, cooked
• 2 sheets nori
• 1 avocado
• 2 large handfuls of spinach
• 1 large salmon steak
1. Cook quinoa in water for 15 minutes (according to instructions). Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
2. Slice avocado lengthwise, and slice salmon lengthwise into approximately 1/2" thick pieces. Set aside.
3. Lay nori sheets on rolling mat or chopping board. Spoon half of the quinoa mixture on top and spread evenly over 3/4 of each sheet.
4. Arrange the spinach, avocado and salmon in the middle. Start rolling from the end that has been spread with quinoa and finishing with the end of the nori that was left unfilled. Use a little warm water if necessary to seal the seam.
5. Place the rolls, seam-side down and cut each roll into 6-8 pieces. Enjoy!!
NOTE: To make the quinoa mixture sticky you can make a tahini dressing (from tahini, olive oil, water, lemon juice) and then add it to the quinoa mixture before placing it onto the nori sheet.
Recipe by Natalie Brady, from Natalie Brady Nutrition ©