Avocado-Red Pepper Sushi

Avocado-Red Pepper Sushi
Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

This past weekend I went to a Christmas party, and we did a pot luck for food. That’s one of my favorite ways to have food at a party because you get to try all kinds of interesting dishes that you don’t make yourself. I made sushi, which is what I bring most often to a pot luck.

It’s so easy to transport, and everyone’s usually impressed because they’ve never made sushi themselves. But once you get the hang of rolling, you’ll realize that it’s actually pretty easy! You can watch one of the two sushi-rolling videos (one above, one below) I’ve done to learn how.

This weekend, I made 2 types of sushi rolls: avocado-red pepper, and sweet potato-zucchini-marinated mushroom. Both had green onion as well, which gives such a nice flavor to any sushi roll.

The avocado and red pepper were just sliced thinly. I baked the sweet potato ahead of time, and marinated thinly sliced mushrooms in tamari (soy sauce) for a few hours so that they were really soft and wilted by the time I used them.

My favorite dish from someone else was a mango-bean sprout salad, dressed with lime juice, soy sauce and a pinch of sugar. So tasty and fresh! Of course, I didn’t get to try everything since there was cheese and meat, but I did have the opportunity to linger by the fruit plate and eat more than my share of pineapple.


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