You don’t have to be a fan of King crab, fresh salmon, snapper, or even tuna to enjoy a delicious sushi roll. Instead, you can list your best veggie life and still grab some chopsticks and dunk your creations in a bout of soy sauce alongside the best of them. Today, we’re showing off some of the most delicious vegetarian sushi recipe rolls to whip up (or roll up) right in your own home. From veggies, to fruits, to avocado and cream cheese, there are so many delicious variations!
20 Best Vegetarian Sushi Recipe Ideas You Should Try at Home
1. Homemade Vegan Sushi Rolls
We start off our list with a classic, vegetarian sushi roll that has a mix of a little of everything to love. They are super simple to make – even if it’s your first time and you can customize them to your liking. We love a fresh crunch but your choice of drizzle on top can go from teriyaki to yum yum to soy!
Avocados, crisp green beans, sprouts, and more come together to make a healthy and delicious meal. It’s also a great dish to create together – as an indoor date night.
“These Vegan Sushi Rolls with Quinoa Sticky Rice are a breeze to roll together and make a fun date-night dinner in the comfort of your own home!” – Peas and Crayons
2. Eggplant Sushi
Eggplant parm is nice, but why not take our favorite purple veg and put it center stage for your sushi cravings? We’re loving this full and satisfying roll of veggies!
Pair it with some julienned carrots, spinach, and cucumber – then top it it off with your favorite drizzles. Tajin is a new favorite among the masses or classic soy! Some ginger and wasabi makes for a great sweet and spicy addition as well.
“If you’re bored of your regular sushi rolls and your garden keeps on giving you eggplants (aubergines) at a pace crazier than you know what to do with, take a leaf out of my book and make eggplant sushi.” – Lazy Cat Kitchen
3. Vegetable Sushi Avocado Toast
Take all of the ingredients you love for your favorite vegetarian sushi roll to create some of the most innovation pieces of avocado toast around. Choose your favorite slices of bread – that match your dietary needs – and start topping it off!
Soy sauce and wasabi paste will be the secret to making sure your vegetables are ready and flavorful. Smash your avocados to spread on your bread and then cultivate the topping.
“I don’t really have measurements for the ingredients because you can make as much or as little as you want (you’re going to want to make a lot!). This Vegetable Sushi Avocado Toast is a great way to get your sushi fix at home, for breakfast!” – She Likes Food
4. Sweet Potato Sushi
Sweet potatoes make a nice additional to your sushi rolls as well. In fact, they make these bites a lot more satisfying and filling (and fiber-ful as well!). Chives make for a nice pairing and if you want to make it even more health conscious you can try using brown rice.
What’s great about these recipes is that they’re such an art form. Not only are they delicious, but they become a fun experiment or project to try out in the kitchen.
“Sweet potatoes are roasted up with maple syrup and sesame oil, rolled in rice coated nori sheets and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds to make these flavorful sweet potato sushi rolls.” –Connoisseurus Veg
5. Vegan Sushi Burrito
Yes, there’s even a sushi burrito that’s hit the world by storm. Take that trend and turn it into a vegetarian (or vegan) dream! Fill it with your favorites and use your seaweed wraps to your advantage.
This dish includes tofu that’s been crisped in the air fryer and some other tropical and delicious ingredients making for a light and summery bite. We love this innovation!
“A fully loaded Vegan Sushi Burrito stuffed with air fryer tofu, mango, avocado, and more!” – Glue & Glitter
6. Cucumber Sushi Rolls
This is a perfect bite for our low carb lovers. Use your cucumber as your “roll!” They’re great bites to add to a brunch or a pot luck. You can also prep them in advance and enjoy then for lunch throughout your work week.
Avocado, bell peppers, and a bit of spicy mayo really make for some addictive, but guilt-free, tastes. You can also swap the mayo out for Greek yogurt or cream cheese.
“These Cucumber Sushi Rolls are an easy and refreshing way to enjoy vegetarian sushi, without all the hassle!” – Live Eat Learn
7. Vegan Sushi Bowl w/ Ginger Sauce
Sushi bowls (kind of like burrito bowls) can be a fun time as well. They work great for lunches but also as an easy and refreshing dinner too. Just fill it with your favorite ingredients.
What really makes this a great dish is the ginger sauce that tops it all off. You may want to add in some wasabi for a nice kick as well.
“This vegan sushi bowl is made with quick pickled carrots and cucumbers, avocado, and edamame, all tossed in sesame soy dressing and served over rice. Made in just 30 minutes for a delicious vegan and gluten-free meal.” – My Darling Vegan
8. Mango Red Pepper Sushi
We are loving the red pepper and mango combination. It’s such a light and summery pairing that satisfies and doesn’t give us a guilty feeling after eating it. And that’s what this sushi roll includes! You don’t need seaweed for the wrapping at all.
This one can be a little testier to wrap so have patience. And add a bowl of soy to the mix for dipping!
“These sweet red pepper and mango sushi rolls are totally vegan, positively delicious, and easier to make than you’d think!” – Connoisseurus Veg
9. Sushi Burrito Bowls
Here’s another sushi bowl that we’re drooling over. This time sweet potatoes are involved! There are so many fresh ingredients in this one. The colors are beautiful and the flavors are fulfilling.
What we noticed most with this bowl is the topping – sriracha is the secret to this one! We love the spice added to everything nice.
“Sweet potato! Avocado! Cucumbers! Carrots! Edamame! Seaweed! It’s all here, waiting to make you feel like a sushi superstar. And the great thing about these bowls is that you don’t need to dip into the whole sushi-making process to get your sushi on.” – Fooduzzi
10. Grain-Free Tofu Sushi
You may want to visit this recipe for those interested in a grain-free option. Kick the rice to the curb and add in a great source of protein – tofu – instead.
The goal here is to create “rice” wrapping with your tofu and then customize your roll in whatever way you’d like to best. This is a great vegan option as well as one that lowers the carb ratios.
“Let’s have fun with sushi by swapping out rice for tofu. These grain-free sushi delights are ready in under 30 minutes, and perfect for packed lunches.” – Healthy Nibbles
11. Glazed Sweet Potato Sushi with Miso Glaze
We’re grabbing ideas from our sweet potatoes again with this one. But instead of the usual white rice, we’re seeing Thai red rice used here which is must richer in magnesium (and an assortment of other good-for-you additions).
Of course, wasabi, soy, and ginger were the traditional accompaniments to this dish as well – don’t forget them!
“Sweet potato sushi is super simple to make. I’ve stuffed the sushi with sweet potato generously coated in a miso marinate and added some raw cucumber slices for some freshness and extra crunch. ” – Lazy Cat Kitchen
12. Teriyaki Jackfruit Sushi Bowl
Jackfruit is such a great addition to the vegetarian and vegan world – it’s so versatile! With this bowl, you’re making teriyaki sushi bowls that rival a good teriyaki chicken.
If you’re looking for new recipes that match your vegetarian wants, look no further than this lunch favorite. The kiddos may even want seconds of this one and you won’t feel bad for “tricking” them into eating for of their veggies.
“Pulled jackfruit slathered in teriyaki sauce is the perfect key component for this plant-based rice bowl.” – Elephantastic Vegan
13. Coconut Tempura Tofu Sushi with Quinoa Rice
For those that have a weakness for tempura, you’ll want to check this one out. Swap out traditional white rice for quinoa and then fry up your tofu.
There are several steps to this recipe so give yourself some time and space to make it happen. Customize the additions – cream cheese, avocado and mango are some favorites.
“This Coconut Tempura Tofu Sushi with Quinoa Rice recipe is a healthy, vegetarian sushi that fish-lovers and vegetarians will both love!” – Live Eat Learn
14. Vegan Pink Sushi
Have you ever heard of pink sushi before? We haven’t either, until now – and it’s just so pretty! It seems like it is an absolute must-try!
Again, this is another customizable recipe but it stood out to us for the innovative swapping of traditional ingredients – like the rice! We also noticed that these are smaller rolls – which makes them easier to pop in your mouth and enjoy.
“You can also use sushi, white, brown, red or black rice, or as I did here a pretty little beetroot coloured pink rice. So get out your trusty little sushi mat if you are a fan of crunchy veggies that are covered with sweet and tangy sticky rice and some seaweed! It’s going to be so cool!” – Green Evi
15. Homemade Veggie Sushi
If you are looking for just a simple, classic veggie sushi recipe tent his is the one. Pop some cream cheese in there and you have a personal favorite of our own.
And don’t worry if you have never made sushi at home, you don’t need a bunch of experience to make it happen. You just need a really good tutorial.
“Easily make homemade veggie sushi with your favorite veggies and can even add any protein you’d like! You don’t even need to own a rice maker or sushi mat!” – Wife Mama Foodie
16. Vegan Sushi Recipes (Multiple!!)
This space has several great vegan sushi recipes to take a peek at. We like to make sure we cover all of our bases with our readers and give plenty of great options. This is a spot where it’s already happening!
Learn how to make your favorite rolls at home without breaking the bank – or losing your patience.
“We love sushi but it can get pricy! So we learned to make it at home. These vegan sushi recipes will have you making this awesome treat quickly and easily!” – Veggies Don’t Bite
17. Avocado Cucumber Sushi Roll
You don’t need a bunch of ingredients to make a great sushi roll. Sometimes the simpler, the better – truly! Avocado, cucumber, and a bit of mango can be a sweet and satisfying hit among the family and among your friends too. And it dips well in the soy, we promise.
If you do have one of those bamboo mats, give them a try! They really do help our novices roll a bit tighter on their first go at it.
“Learn how to make sushi with this easy sushi recipe! Filled with mango, avocado & cucumber, it makes a healthy, delicious sushi roll.” – Love and Lemons
18. Spicy Shiitake Mushroom Roll
Do we have any mushroom lovers out there? Similar to the eggplant, they make a wonderful, vegan-friendly foundation to your sushi rolls.
The best part about this roll is the unexpected punch of flavor and spice! Hint? It’s the spicy sriracha sauce.
“Dried shiitake mushrooms are lovely, and work incredibly well in sushi—their chewy and dense texture actually works better than fresh shiitake, and they hold up well to deep-frying. ” – Olives for Dinner
19. Vegan Spicy “Tuna” Sushi
It’s not tuna – but it may trick you into thinking it is. patience is a virtue and you’ll need it to create these from scratch. It’s okay though because the tutorial is easy-to-follow and user-friendly.
Grab your Nori sheets and start your experimenting in the kitchen. You’ll need your food processor and plenty of cashews!
“Surprise your loved one with a romantic night in and homemade vegan spicy “tuna” sushi. Give it a little whole grain twist and try rolling it in brown rice.” – Fork and Beans
20. Spicy Carrot, Lox, and Avocado Sushi
This isn’t actual lox – it’s made of carrots instead! It pairs nicely with sushi ingredients – including fresh avocado and soy sauce.
Of course, you can customize your roll to your liking. But this is another one that works well with some hot sauce (of your choice) or sriracha on top.
“Carrot lox is not just for bagels … it’s also great in sushi! These velvety, smokey and vibrantly orange carrot strips work well sandwiched between sushi rice and fresh avocado to create a colorful roll that’s kicked up a notch with a few squirts of sriracha.” – Olives for Dinner