It’s a keto-friendly version of your favorite California rolls. And you can make it easy at home.
We will use ingredients traditional for this Japanese dish, such as salmon, cream cheese, cucumber, avocado, and nori.
For the sauce we make keto-friendly sushi dip with coconut aminos, fresh ginger, and lemon juice.
You can also use any seafood or white fish instead of salmon. This will diversify the taste of your rolls.
The highest carb ingredient is cream cheese with 1.4g net carbs per serving (cheese itself).
Cut the cauliflower into the small florets. In a food processor proceed until you get rice size pieces. Cooked about 2 minutes for tenderness. You can use a microwave.
In the mixing bowl combine cooked cauliflower rice with rice vinegar and cream cheese. For getting more firming consistency put on the refrigerator in an hour. You can also replace cream cheese with coconut cream.
Peel avocado and cucumber. Then slice them for thin strips. Also, cut the salmon. You can use any seafood or white fish instead of salmon.
Line the nori sheet on the sushi mat. Make sure that the bright side is below. Spread over cauliflower rice mixture and top with filling.
Carefully roll-on and gentle press. You can also lightly dampen the free edge of the nori sheet so that the roll curls more tightly.
Cut roll into the pieces with a sharp knife dipped in water. You can also use a santoku knife if you have one. Traditionally, the roll is cut into 6 pieces, but you can adjust the quantity as you wish.
Prepare the sauce. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. You can add a little more ginger if you want a more zesty.
Serve sushi on a dish or on a board with a sauce. Enjoy!
Keto Sushi (Without Rice)
- 1 1/2 cup Cauliflower rice
- 30 g Cream cheese
- 1 Tbsp Rice vinegar
- 2 sheets Nori
- 60 g Smoked salmon
- 1/2 Small avocado
- 1/2 Cucumber
- 1 Tbsp Coconut aminos
- 1 Tbsp Lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp Grated fresh ginger
- Grate the cauliflower with a food processor until to get pieces similar to rice size. Cooked about 2 min in the microwave.
- In a bowl combine the cauliflower rice with vinegar and cream cheese.
- Cut avocado, salmon and cucumber into strips.
- Line the nori sheet on the sushi mat. Spread over cauliflower rice mixture and top with filling.
- Carefully roll-on and gentle press.
- Cut roll into the pieces with a sharp knife dipped in water.
- Prepare the sauce: combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
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