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Sunny Raw Nori Rolls

Blended, soaked sunflower seeds replace cooked rice in these colorful veggie rolls.  Collard leaves add firmness and keep the rolls from getting soggy. For the filling, you can substitute your favorite raw veggies, including jicama, radish, daikon, burdock, or even raw pickles!



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2 cups hulled sunflower seeds
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8 green onions, green parts only, divided
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¼ cup cilantro leaves
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¼ cup lemon juice
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2 Tbs. Bragg Liquid Aminos
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4 cloves garlic (4 tsp.)
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6 small collard green leaves, plus more for serving
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8 sheets raw (untoasted) nori
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2 carrots, peeled and cut into thin strips
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1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into thin strips
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1 avocado, halved and thinly sliced
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1 8-oz. container daikon sprouts or sunflower sprouts


1. Place sunflower seeds in large bowl, cover with cold water, and soak 4 hours. Rinse, and drain.

2. Transfer sunflower seeds to food processor, and add 2 green onions, cilantro, lemon juice, liquid aminos, garlic, and ¼ cup water. Purée until creamy. Set aside.

3. Tear spines out of collard green leaves and cut to half the size of nori sheets.

4. Lay 1 nori sheet, rough side up, on cutting board. Place collard leaf piece on nori sheet, covering half of sheet nearest you. Spread 2 Tbs. sunflower seed mixture on collard green with spatula. Stack carrot strip, cucumber strip, avocado slice, green onion, and daikon sprouts in narrow line 1 inch from long edge of nori sheet. Fold nori sheet over vegetables, and roll sheet away from you as tightly as possible. Dab edge of nori sheet with water to seal and close. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Cut each roll into 6 bite-size pieces with serrated knife. Arrange pieces on bed of collard greens, and sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.

Nutrition Information: 

13 g
Total Fat: 
29.5 g
Saturated Fat: 
3 g
18 g
0 mg
249 mg
8 g
3 g
Serves 6

Comments on this Recipe

Love the idea of using the collard leaves so they don't get soggy as I have had this happen before with a similar raw recipe using sunflower paste that made the Nori a little soggy chewy. Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.