Man. I’m excited about this recipe.
This nori roll contains three of my favorite things, rolled up in a handy little package. It is delicious, it is beautiful, and while it’s not exactly easy to make (because nori rolls are always a little fussy), the components are all simple and can be enjoyed on their own, as well as in the roll itself. And, when you take your first bite into a salty, sweet, creamy piece of the nori roll, you’ll be intent upon making the recipe again as soon as possible. I’m already scheming about my next batch.
Full disclosure: my original intention had been to use Japanese yam (which I love, love, love) in this recipe, rather than regular sweet potato. I think it would have been delicious. But I ran out and the health store near me ran out, too, so sweet potatoes swooped in and saved the day. I still want to know what the rolls would taste like with Japanese yam, but I have to say that the orange color of sweet potatoes makes the dish all the prettier.
Here’s the recipe. I challenge you not to eat all of the sweet potato miso mash before rolling!
Nori rolls can be a pain, not gonna lie, and this is especially true of nori rolls that have soft fillings (which most raw nori rolls do — avocado, nut pate, etc.). You may need a few practice rolls to get the jist of things, but I promise that, once you do, you’ll be rolling like a pro. And you’ll be savoring this wonderful side dish/appetizer.
Speaking of “side dish / appetizer,” that’s how I’d serve these. But, if you serve them alongside a nice, nutrient dense salad (with some quality protein, like legumes or quinoa, in it), you’ll have a lovely lunch or light dinner on your hands.
Enjoy the recipe. And if you’re liking the sweet potato and nori combination, you can also take a peek at my sweet potato and beet nori rolls.
Finally, a quick reminder: I have two fabulous giveaways in progress right now! The first is a giveaway to win two tubs of Nuzest USA protein powder in any flavor of your choosing. I love Nuzest USA protein and can’t get enough of it, and I’m excited to be sharing with you all. Nuzest is also offering all CR readers a 10% discount and free shipping on all orders, so take advantage!
I’m also giving away a free copy of Fran Costigan’s terrific and gorgeous book, Vegan Chocolate. This book is a must-read for any vegan chef who loves to create sumptuous desserts. I definitely recommend checking it out, and while you’re at it, check out my blog post to grab Fran’s recipe for warm chocolate cashew cream pudding. Noms.