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Amazing Cucumber Sushi

Amazing Cucumber Sushi

Have you ever tried cucumber sushi? If not, I’m going to hold in my gasp of shock and comfort us both by saying that we will fix that today. And if you have tried it, I will jump and squeal in delight with you – because you clearly know how amazing this is!

With almost all of the colours of a rainbow and a taste to match, this easy to make snack is perfect for all occasions. Admittedly, I have had this recipe for a rather long time. In that period, I have used it more times than I can count. Parties, family gatherings, easy afternoons on a hot summers day, this recipe always wins over the restless hungry crowd. Best of all, it satisfies even those who don’t follow a vegan lifestyle. 

Cucumber sushi can be enjoyed at any time of the year, making it a great recipe to have on standby. In fact, it takes pride of place in the very front of my cook book, and that my friends, is a hard achievement to earn! Let’s take a closer look, shall we.

cucumber without the inside

To make this recipe, you will need 5 ingredients and about 45 minutes. Please don’t be scared off by the length of time. Overall, it’ a very easy recipe to make, but you do need to cook the rice which takes up the most time. 

We first start off with some sticky rice. Sticky rice is a great source of carbohydrates, dietary fibre, and protein. We use sticky rice over brown or black rice because it helps to keep everything held together in our sushi slices.

Adding cucumber (of course), avocado, and bell pepper provides us not only with amazing fresh taste, but also vitamin K, potassium, vitamin C, magnesium, ‘healthy fats,’ and folate – just to name a few! 

sliced avocado and bell pepper

Cucumber sushi is the perfect all round snack for any occasion because it is:

  • Family friendly! 
  • A party pleaser.
  • Stores well.
  • Travel friendly.
  • Healthy and yummy.

One of my favourite parts about this snack is that stores well. That means I can make it up in advanced for a party or when I’m having friends over and it’s ready to go when I need it. So if you like to plan ahead like me, or perhaps you have some left overs (I highly doubt you will) you can put your sushi into an air tight container and store in a refrigerator for up to 48 hours. 

Now what are you waiting for, go and make your own amazing cucumber sushi! 

Liked this recipe? Why not head over and check out our Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies for more snacking ideas!

cucumber sushi portrait

Prep time
5 minutes
Total time
Category: Snacks
Serves: 2
Allergens: Avocado


For the sushi

  • ¼ avocado (sliced)
  • 1 cucumber
  • ¼ medium red bell pepper (sliced into long strips)
  • ¼ large yellow bell pepper (sliced into long strips)

For the rice

  • ⅓ cup sticky rice


  1. Put the rice in a saucepan, cover with double the amount of water and simmer until cooked (around 40 minutes). Then allow it to cool.
  2. Cut the cucumber in half and hollow out the flesh. Keep it to use in a smoothie later.
  3. Insert the rice into the cucumber halves, and compact it to one side, so that there's room for the other ingredients.
  4. Insert a slice of avocado and some pepper slices and then more rice to fill any gaps.
  5. Slice the cucumber into sushi sized pieces. Be careful not to slice it too thin or the filling will all fall out.
  6. Serve it with a little salt and pepper and impress your friends!


  • You could try using other fillings instead, such as red cabbage, grated carrot, etc. Be adventurous! See if you can get a whole rainbow in there!

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