Vegetarian Sushi – Maki Rolls with Sweet Potato and Cucumber

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  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 cup cucumber strips
  • 1 cup cooked sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups cooked short-grain rice
  • 4 sheets of nori sea vegetable
  • 2 Tbs. toasted sesame seeds


In medium mixing bowl, combine rice vinegar and sesame oil. Add cucumber strips, stir carefully, and let marinate for 3 to 4 hours. Remove from marinade and drain briefly.

With hand mixer or blender, whip sweet potatoes until smooth and creamy.

To prepare sushi: Lay a piece of plastic wrap on a flat surface. Place 1/2 cup of rice on plastic wrap and press out to the size of a sheet of nori. Place a sheet of nori on top of rice, and then spread 1/4 cup whipped sweet potatoes on nori; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Arrange 1/4 cup cucumber strips in center. Leaving plastic wrap in place, roll up from the outside and dampen edge to seal (rice will be on the outside of the roll). Let chill for several hours before slicing.

Slice with a damp knife into 1/2-inch-thick slices and arrange on a serving platter. Serve cold.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 136
  • Carbohydrate Content 21 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 3 g
  • Fiber Content 1 g
  • Protein Content 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 6 mg
  • Sugar Content 0 g

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