I don’t know about you, but I like sushi. You probably know I like sushi from my post about Sushi Salad, but sometimes I can’t help repeating myself.
I’m not sure if the kind of sushi I like is technically 100% authentic sushi, but I don’t think it get’s much better than smoked salmon, cream cheese, and avocado – with pickled ginger and wasabi, of course. It doesn’t hurt to add some cucumber in there, too, and maybe some carrot for crunch. My, oh my, that’s good!
I’m not sure why I started off with that sushi rant, except that I’m thinking about seaweed and avocado and the other good things you can make with said ingredients.
I’m sharing this recipe, or idea rather, that a good friend shared with me, ’cause I think you need it in your life.
Sometimes, we landlubbers just need to eat some seaweed in order to get a taste of the ocean and remember what it’s actually like to dip our toes in the foamy salt water and breath in the smell of fish and sea and sand. Ah, I miss it!
Nori Wraps with Sprouts and Avocado
- Toasted Nori Seaweed Sheets (You should be able to find these in the Asian section of your grocery store.)
- cream cheese
- low-sodium deli turkey, or sardines if you really want to go “ocean”
- sprouts – I use radish, but alfalfa sprouts from the store would be just as satisfying
- shredded carrot
Spread cream cheese on one edge of a sheet of nori. Top with remaining ingredients. Roll up tightly and use a little water to seal the end. Repeat until you aren’t hungry any more. It’s that easy!
These pack well for lunches, afternoon snacks, or pre or post-workout meals (depending on your workout philosophy.) Also, the filling possibilities are endless. But you already figured that out, didn’t you?
My readers are just smart like that.