Kabocha Squash Sushi

  • Date August 24, 2014
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Kabocha squash, cauliflower, red cabbage, grilled smoked tofu, green onions, cucumber.....to me this is a perfect sushi roll! 

This is officially the SEVENTH rice free sushi roll I have posted to the blog. Rice free sushi was what started this blog and will continue to be a major contributor. However, kabocha squash has been a marriage saver as I found a vegetable my husband loves just as much as me (well maybe not as much but he pretends just the same and I'm ok with that). So, it was only a matter of time before I married the two together to create an amazing wonderful rice free sushi with all of my favorite ingredients. 

What I love about this recipe is that by mixing the cooked kabocha with the cooked cauliflower rice, I created a lovely mushy mashy base that allows the rolls to stick together. Sticking rice free rolls together is my biggest challenge, so anything I can use to get these to hold together is a welcomed addition to the recipe.

Makes 4 rolls, or 100 calories per roll


  • 1/4 package of medium firm tofu
  • Cauliflower, grated and cooked for 2 minutes in the microwave (around 2 cups)
  • Cucumber, sliced (1/2 to 1/4 of a medium size)
  • Kabocha squash (around 1/4 of a smaller size squash, cooked and mashed)
  • Red cabbage, finely chopped or grated (50g) or around 2 cups
  • Sushi paper, 4 sheets
  • White miso paste, 1 tbls
  • Sour cream, 2 tbls
  • green onions
  • liquid smoke
  • wasabi powder, to taste
  • soy sauce, to taste


  • Cook the kabocha squash and mash or puree
  • Cook the cauliflower for 2-3 minutes
  • Mix the kabocha and cauliflower together and spread out over the sushi paper. 
  • Then mix the red cabbage with the miso paste and sour cream and spread out over the sushi paper. Full coverage is not required. Don't freak out at this point. 

Add in your goodies. In this case I did a smoked tofu (pan fried tofu with liquid smoke) and added in some green onions and cucumber.

Roll them up, slice them up, plate them up, gobble them up!

Presentation of food is just as important as the cooking. Why not have a meal that looks like a masterpiece?

I am thinking of doing a video to better explain how I make the rice free sushi. Anyone interested?

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