Image of the August 2020 Wilderness Magazine Cover Read more from the
August 2020 Issue
Home / Articles / Wild Cuisine

Sushi salad

The best of sushi but none of the fuss. Photo: Maddy Bellcroft

The best bits of a sushi snack, but with none of the fuss. 

Do you love the taste of sushi but can’t be bothered with rolling it up? This sushi salad is a quick option that is full of flavour and easy to make. You can substitute whichever veggies you prefer and for extra protein try topping it with a fried egg, tofu, tuna, smoked salmon or chicken.

Prep time 15min
Cook time 20min
Serves 1
Cost $3-5

½ cup uncooked sushi rice
½ a carrot
½ an avocado
¼ of a red pepper
2 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tsp sushi ginger
⅓ of a sheet of nori (cut into
very thin strips with scissors)

¼ tsp wasabi (or more if you like it)
2 tsp tamari soy sauce
2 tsp rice wine or apple cider vinegar


Cook sushi rice as per packet instructions. When cooked, pour dressing ingredients over the rice, mix well and set aside to cool. Finely dice carrot, avocado, red pepper and sushi ginger. Once rice has cooled, mix sliced veggies and ginger through rice along with sesame seeds and cut nori. Serve topped with one of the options above if desired.

Support Wilderness

Since 1991, Wilderness has had one simple goal: to help Kiwis ‘See more, do more, live more’ of New Zealand.

If you value our mission, please consider subscribing. As a loyal supporter, you’ll receive these benefits:

  • New Zealand’s best outdoor journalism We’ve won multiple awards for our journalism and magazine production.
  • NZ’s best trips. Browse more than 610 trips with downloadable maps and route notes.
  • Trustworthy gear reviews. Each month we review gear we’ve been bashing and thrashing for months so you can determine if its worth your money.
  • Web exclusives. Each week we publish stories you won’t find in the magazine. View our latest web exclusives.
  • Member benefits. Our WildCard provides discounts at more than 20 partners throughout New Zealand.
  • Your support goes a long way. Your subscription will help us fund NZ’s best outdoor journalists and writers and ensure Wilderness will be there to inspire the next generation of outdoor Kiwis.

A subscription costs as little as $7.00/month for instant access to all articles, trips, gear reviews and gear guides.

View all our subscription options and join the club.

Already a subscriber? Login Now.