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Quinoa Sushi – Great for little lunchboxes

This is a great alternative to sandwiches – a fab finger food that can easily be popped into little lunch boxes.

Quinoa is a whole grain that packs a nutritional punch.  It contains many essential amino acids – making it a great plant source of protein, as well as being a good source of iron, magnesium and zinc.  

Top that with a multitude of minerals from the sushi, antioxidants and healthy fats from the veggies and calcium from the tahini  – this makes for a great snack for growing little people!


  • ½ Cup Quinoa rinsed really well and drained

  • 1 Carrots sliced finely into sticks

  • 1 Cucumber sliced finely into sticks

  • 1 Avocado

  • 3 Nori sheets


  • 2 Tablespoons of Tamari Sauce

  • ¼ Cup Tahini

  • 1 teaspoon of fresh grated ginger

  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric


  • Rinse quinoa thoroughly in water before cooking.

  • In a medium pot, add quinoa and completely cover with water, boil over medium heat.

  • Quinoa is cooked when you can see little ‘tails’.

  • Drain off water. Let the quinoa cool.  (Note – as Quinoa is a grain, the best preparation method is to let it soak for at least 12 hours before use if time permits).

  • Combine ingredients of dressing in a separate bowl – mix well to combine.

  • Place Nori sheet shiny side down.

  • Add a layer of quinoa, followed by avocado, and a horizontal line of carrot and cucumber. Add dressing.

  • Roll tightly. Seal with a touch of water to ensure the nori is secure.

  • Cut with sharp knife and serve.

Note – You can also add Tuna or Chicken to this recipe – tastes amazing!



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