Vegan sushi bowl

  • 2 serves

Do you like a delicious vegan sushi bowl packed with vegetables? Try this recipe. Healthy and easy to prepare. Now that temperatures are rising in Holland, we love to eat more salads and bowls like these are our favorites.

Half year ago, we still ate fish and regularly added fresh salmon or tuna to our bowls. Now that we no longer eat fish, we choose a different source of protein. Usually we add tempeh or tofu, but soybeans are also a good option.

This vegan sushi bowl contains marinated tempeh and brown rice. For veggies I have chosen for spinach, bean sprouts, carrot and red cabbage. Don’t forget to try apple, which gives a nice fresh taste to salads.

Sushi bowls or officially poke bowls come originally from Hawaii and initially consisted only fish, seaweed and kukei nuts. Poke means ‘’cutting crosswise into pieces’’ and refers to the pieces of raw fish that originally are used in the bowls. Fishermen ate the dish mainly to eat the leftovers.

Around 2012 the poke bowl trend started in the United States and now you can see all kinds of colorful bowls. Fresh raw fish, rice and veggies are the main components of this dish. But tofu, chicken and even beef can be used too. There are plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans. For example, this vegan poke bowl recipe.

Ingredients vegan sushi bowl

Vegan sushi bowl

  • 2 hands full of spinach, torn in pieces
  • Tempeh, 200 grams, cubed
  • 1 apple, diced
  • Red cabbage, finely chopped
  • Brown rice 80 grams (low-carb dish)
  • 2 hands full of bean sprouts, rinsed
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • nori sheets, torn into pieces
  • Seaweed salad, 125 grams
  • 2 teaspoons of sesame seeds
  • 1 avocado, sliced

Marinade tempeh

  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 x 1 cm ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of sesame oil


  • 3 tablespoons of soy yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of plant-based mayo
  • Half lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon of soy sauce
  • 3 cm wasabi (1 teaspoon), add to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
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Vegan poke bowl

Preparation vegan sushi bowl

  1. Combine the marinade ingredients and add the tempeh. Stir and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Cook the rice and let it cool.
  3. Fry the tempeh until brown.
  4. Prepare the dressing by putting the ingredients together and mix well. Taste and adjust to your own taste if you want.
  5. Take a large bowl and prepare the vegan sushi bowl. Divide the spinach, tempeh, carrot, brown rice, bean sprouts, apple, cabbage, sweaweed salad and avocado. Garnish with the dressing, nori and sesame seeds.

Tips vegan poke bowl

  • Quinoa is a perfect substitute for brown rice.
  • Add edamame beans. You can leave out the rice if you want.
  • Vary with vegetables such as beet, mango, bell pepper, cucumber and radish.
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Vegan sushi bowl
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Vegan poke bowl

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