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Cauli-Salmon Sushi "Sandwich"

6 servings Prep time: 30 min Cook time: 5 min

Sushi is one of those dishes that can be a little intimidating for the home chef, but these “sandwiches” are the perfect solution! I used nori seaweed sheets to easily wrap up some elevated sushi ingredients. Traditional sushi rice is actually a common cause of blood sugar spikes, due to added sugar. So for this recipe, I used cauliflower rice instead, complemented by pre-cooked protein-rich salmon (to save you a step), plus crunchy cucumbers, and a creamy Tahini Miso Sauce that brings it all together. 

Cauli-Salmon Sushi "Sandwich" Easy Healthy Recipe


Sticky Cauliflower Rice

  • 5 cups cauliflower rice (use ready-made or see step 1)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ⅓ teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut vinegar
  • ½ cup coconut milk

Tahini Miso Sauce

  • ⅓ cup tahini
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled and finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon wasabi paste (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon fermented miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon coconut vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • ¼ cup cold filtered water


  • 6 organic raw nori seaweed sheets
  • 1 large cucumber, julienned
  • 8 ounces wild-caught pre-cooked salmon, skinless and broken into pieces (option to use smoked or canned salmon instead)
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup scallions, white and green part, thinly sliced


Step 1 Cauli-Salmon Sushi

Step 1

If you’re making cauliflower rice at home: Chop the cauliflower into one-inch chunks, including the core. Transfer a third at a time to a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower has a rice texture.

Step 2 Cauli-Salmon Sushi

Step 2

Heat the coconut oil in a large sauté pan over high heat. Add 5 cups of cauliflower rice to the hot pan and sauté for 2 minutes.

Step 3 Cauli-Salmon Sushi

Step 3

Add the rest of the cauliflower rice ingredients to the pan, stir to combine, and cook until the coconut milk has thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and scrape onto a parchment-lined sheet pan, then flatten the rice into a single layer. Transfer the sheet pan to the fridge to cool while preparing the rest of the dish components.

Step 4 Cauli-Salmon Sushi

Step 4

Make the tahini miso sauce by combining all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Whisk until smooth. Add an extra splash of water if needed.

Step 5 Cauli-Salmon Sushi

Step 5

To assemble the sandwich, place a nori sheet (shiny side down) on a flat surface so that it looks like a diamond shape. Add a scoop of chilled cauliflower rice (about a heaping ⅓ cup) to the center of the nori and shape it into a square, saving enough edge to fold over later. The flat sides of the rice square should be facing the corners of the nori sheet.

Step 6 Cauli-Salmon Sushi

Step 6

Add a layer of cucumbers on top of the rice, followed by a salmon layer, then drizzle a tablespoon of tahini dressing. Sprinkle some scallions, add a layer of purple cabbage, and finish with another square of rice on top.

Step 7 Cauli-Salmon Sushi

Step 7

To wrap, fold the corners into the center (like an envelope), use a bit of the tahini dressing or water if necessary to stick them together.

Step 8 Cauli-Salmon Sushi

Step 8

Flip the sandwich, so that the smooth side is facing up, then slice it in half with a bread knife and serve with extra tahini dressing on the side for dipping.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional analysis per serving Calories: 240, Total Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 26mg, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 14g, Carbohydrates: 9g, Sodium: 274mg, Sugars: 3g, Net Carbs: 6g

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