Thursday, February 10, 2011

Too-Good-To-Be-True, Healthy Nori Rolls

Liking the idea of a lower-carb nori roll, I came up with this yummy recipe! I don't think you could have a healthier nori roll! It's loaded with nutrient-rich foods, antioxidants, and get this, it tastes fantastic! I uploaded my recipe to VegWeb, so check it out!

Too-Good-To-Be-True, Healthy Nori Rolls

  • 2 nori sheets
  • 1/2 cup prepared hummus, divided (recommended: Veganomicon's "A Hummus Recipe")
  • 2-4 tbsp pine nuts, divided
  • avocado, thinly sliced
  • carrots, julienned
  • cucumber, julienned
  • red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts, divided
  1. Using a bamboo mat, place a nori sheet on top of it, spread approximately 1/4 cup hummus on 2/3 of the nori sheet (closest to you).
  2. On top of the hummus, sprinkle with 1-2 tbsp of pine nuts, then top with avocado, carrots, cucumber, and red bell pepper in a thin row. Top the vegetables with 1/4 cup alfalfa sprouts. Be sure not to pile too many veggies on top, as it will be difficult to roll (my recipe is very close to overload though!).
  3. Take the end of nori sheet closest to you, and begin to roll up and over the vegetables. Use the bamboo mat to tighten that portion of the roll. Continue to roll (with the use of your bamboo mat) until the entire sheet is rolled up. Place the roll on a plate, and begin making the next roll. Place the second nori roll on the plate.
  4. Refrigerate the nori rolls for at least 30 minutes before slicing. 
  5. Once chilled, slice the nori rolls. Wet a knife and cut each roll into 6-8 pieces. Wetting the knife aids in the slicing process. 
  6. Enjoy!
* Note: The amounts of vegetables in this recipe depend on your preference. Be careful not to overstuff the nori roll though! Recommend using 2-4 slices of each vegetable per roll.





  1. Mmmm, I glanced at this post before class, and I spent the WHOLE class fantasizing about your rolls. LOL. They look really yummy. I bet they'd be great on a raw or detox diet!

  2. oh my gosh rach..these look SO good! I am curious to find out what the carb. count would be...not sure if you can tell me or not...I have a special book I will bring with me and then maybe we can figure it out together! Can't wait to see you!!