Raw Summer Sushi Rolls

I had a lot of random summer veggies in my fridge, but I wanted to make something more interesting than a salad.  However I did not want it to require a lot of work.  The answer?  Sushi!  Not Asian sushi though, this sushi was just summer vegetable sushi and delicious at that!
I had some fresh organic sweet corn that I wanted to include, so I made a sort of "hummus" out of  it to spread in the wraps.  Next, I included some flavorful sun dried tomatoes, zucchini, carrots and my favorite herb, fresh basil.

My boyfriend Eric that had been watching me make them was asking if he could eat some right away...and quickly finished the ugly end ones that did not make the pictures, plus another plate after.  I don't blame him, they were really good!

Raw Summer Sushi Rolls
Serves 2-3

Corn "hummus"
1 1/4 cups fresh organic sweet corn
1 cup raw cashews (soaked 2 hours and drained)
sea salt to taste
1 garlic clove

2 small zucchini, cut julienne
2 medium carrots, cut julienne
1/4 cup fresh basil cut chiffonade
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, soaked in filtered water until soft, then drained cut julienne

6 nori wraps

To make the hummus, place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth, set aside. 
To assemble rolls, place 1 piece of nori out on a work surface and spread about 2 Tbsp of the hummus along the top.  Next, place some zucchini in a line along that, then some carrots, then sprinkle some basil, then a line of the sun dried tomatoes.  Next, roll it up from the top down tightly, wet the edge with water to make the nori stick together and set aside.  Repeat with the other 5 rolls. Cut each roll into 1 inch slices and place cut side up on a plate.  Enjoy!

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I am a vegan girl who loves to make healthier desserts and dishes with lots of veggies. Recipes are meant to be shared, that is why I started blogging!

  1. July 12, 2013 at 16:34

    Love the corn "hummus" idea. I adore nori rolls but don't make them nearly enough.

    • July 12, 2013 at 20:35

      Thank you :)! You should try it when you do get around to making them ;)!

  2. July 12, 2013 at 23:41

    I am drooling! And what a creative idea on the corn hummus!

    • July 13, 2013 at 00:40

      Thank you :)!

  3. July 13, 2013 at 01:55

    Awesome. We made sushi for the first time last month and it was so fun. I love your idea of the hummus. Did you use any dipping sauces ?

    • July 13, 2013 at 02:37

      Nope, they were so flavorful they didn't need it :)!

  4. July 13, 2013 at 04:23

    this looks delicious!! I cannot come to your blog without drooling! creative and great idea on the corn "hummus". Wow, bet it tastes epic! <br /><br />Congratulations Amy on your first cookbook!! :) I am so happy for you! =) XX<br /><br />Have a wonderful weekend! =)

    • July 13, 2013 at 21:09

      Thanks Miliany :)! Too bad you aren't my neighbor, I would share with you! Thank you, I am happy it is ready to share :)! Hope you have a fantabulous weekend as well!

  5. Anonymous
    December 13, 2013 at 17:44

    Just made it with my friend and we both went to food heaven! Thank you for introducing corn "hummus" into my life! <3

    • December 14, 2013 at 13:08

      Awesome! I am so happy you made it and enjoyed it :)!

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