Fitness Sushi


4-paleo sushi

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These Japanese bite-sized treats featuring the nutrient-dense nori sheets wrapped around rice, veggies and meat, are one of the healthiest food around. Followers  of our nutrition concept have found great ways to enjoy their share of sushi by whipping up several ‘no-rice’ versions, mostly using riced cauliflower.

Such healthy sushi tastes great as long as you have nori sheets in your kitchen. But what should you do when you have a sudden sushi craving during lunch time yet don’t have those seaweeds to make it? Use cucumber shells instead. They add a playful crunch to the sushi and are great vessels to hold the fillings together.

When it comes to the filling, sky is the limit! While vegetarians can opt for carrot juliennes, shredded cabbage or avocado chunks, carnivores can add a dash of protein with salmon, cooked seafood or roasted meat slices. You can spike up the flavors by adding a pickled veggie into it or slathering them in fitness mayo. Drilldoggy has his own customized version of sushi and it tastes YUM! They are cucumber rolls stuffed with seared salmon flakes and cream avocado which makes a great snack or a light lunch.



Serves: ?

  • 2 long cucumbers
  • 1 salmon steak
  • 1 avocado, halved, stoned and coarsely chopped
  • ½ Spanish onion, finely chopped
  • Pickled ginger
  • Ghee, as required
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Coconut aminos, for dipping


  • Heat ghee in a small skillet until it sizzles.
  • Rub a dash each of seasonings all over the fish and lay it out onto the hot skillet.
  • Cook each side for 1 ½ minutes over moderately high heat, until it sears evenly and transfer it onto a chopping board.
  • Allow to cool down slightly and them pull it into flakes; get rid of the visible bones if any.
  • Place them into a medium mixing bowl and stir in the chopped onion until well combined; set aside.
  • Slice the cucumber into 2 cm thick rolls.
  • Scoop out the flesh from within the rolls using a small knife without tampering the walls.
  • Stuff each ring with the salmon mixture so that of it is filled and press gently.
  • Fill remaining half of the cucumber slice with the avocado chunks and make rest of the sushi in a similar fashion.
  • Lay them out onto a large serving platter and serve right away.