Dishing Up the Dirt

Veggie Sushi Bowls with Creamy Wasabi Sauce

After a day spent working in the dirt we were craving sushi and thought about heading into town for dinner. However, once we realized how dirty we actually were and the amount of time it would take to shower, clean up, and then make the drive into town we decided it wasn’t going to be worth it. Thank god I had all the flavors we were craving right in our pantry. This bowl is pretty much a deconstructed vegetarian sushi roll and it really hit the spot.

We started our date night off with a glass of wine in the greenhouse. Obviously Henry was stoked that we decided to stay home so he could join in on all the fun!

We ended up hanging out in the greenhouse with all of our seedlings and sipping our wine for over an hour before heading in to whip up dinner. ย Typical wild night for the three of us!

If you are craving sushi but don’t feel like spending the money and the thought of making your own rolls and cooking the sticky rice (which takes a while) sounds too daunting then I think you will be happy with these veggie bowls. The wasabi sauce is delicious (if you don’t like wasabi then I would omit it from the sauce) and the whole meal comes together in less than 30 minutes.

We served our sushi bowls with some pickled ginger. Unfortunately we didn’t have any sake so we settled for some wine to wash the whole meal down. It turned out to be the perfect date night at home and we got to enjoy this lovely meal in our dirty clothes with Henry.

Grab some chopsticks (or a fork) and enjoy.

Vegetarian Sushi Bowls With Creamy Wasabi Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes    Cook Time: 15 minutes    Serves: 2-4

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup cooked edemame (if frozen, boiled in water until tender. About 5 minutes)
  • 1 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 avocado, diced
For the Creamy Wasabi Sauce
  • 2 1/2 TBS tahini
  • 3 TBS water
  • 1 TBS low sodium tamari (you can sub soy sauce or braggs liquid aminos here)
  • 2 tsp wasabi paste (mix equal parts wasabi powder with water)
  • 1 tsp seasame oil
  • 1 TBS rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • Sesame seeds
  • A few sheets of nori, shredded (can be found in the ethnic section of the grocery store)
  • Pickled ginger


  1. Prepare the quinoa by combining 1 cup uncooked quinoa with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Quinoa is fully cooked when it can easily be fluffed with a fork. About 15 minutes.
  2. If you're usuing frozen edamame cook it on the stove top in boiling water for about 5 minutres. Drain and rinse.
  3. Chop all of your veggies and set them asdie until ready to assemble your bowls.
  4. Prepare the dressing by whisking all of the ingredients together until well combine and smooth. This works well with an emmersion blender.
  5. Assemble your "sushi" bowls and drizzle with sauce. Top each bowl with sesame seeds, nori, and pickled ginger. Enjoy!


Use this recipe as a guide. Adjuste measurments, ingredients, and flavors as necessary. Always taste test as you go.

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22 thoughts on “Veggie Sushi Bowls with Creamy Wasabi Sauce

  1. Amy says:

    Oh how perfect. The sushi and the date night ๐Ÿ™‚
    Some of my favourite nights with my boyfriend are the ones where we stay inside, and curl up in bed with a simple dinner and an enthralling movie.
    These sushi bowls sound like perfection, especially for an easy weeknight meal, and the leftovers would make my colleagues jealous at work the next day for sure!

    1. Andrea says:

      Aren’t date nights spent at home the best? Glad you guys agree!!

  2. Harmony says:

    I’ve never, ever had sushi before – but this looks like something I would try! Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Andrea says:

      You’re welcome!

  3. Another hippie bowl but with a sushi twist.. Genius! I love that you and your husband really walk to the beat of your own drum with your lifestyle and choices. You’re an inspiration! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I crave sushi pretty much all of the time but since my husband isn’t a fan, I rarely get to eat it. Cannot wait to make this on a night he’s working!!

  5. Love that you had a date in the greenhouse ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m also loving the look of everything in this bowl! I just stocked up on some nori. Stoked to put it to use.

  6. This sounds perfect for when we want sushi, but don’t want to go out! My favorite part is the wasabi, rice, and edamame anyway, not the actual meat! This is perfect ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. cheri says:

    Henry is so beautiful, we have a chocolate and they are such good dogs. Love this veggie bowl, looks amazing!

  8. I love this idea! I am always craving sushi and this would definitely hit the spot. So much cheaper than my normal sushi outing, that’s for sure! Great recipe idea, Andrea.

  9. Sushi bowls are one of our favorite meals! So funny, I was just talking about them with a co-worker last night… right before I actually did go out to sushi with clients. I think it’s safe to say I would have rather been sipping wine in your greenhouse and eating these sushi bowls! I will have to try this creamy wasabi sauce next time I whip these up!

  10. Henry does look so happy that you included him on your date. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sounds like a perfect evening to me. Especially because it included these bowls, yum!

  11. Sushi bowls are divine – I love all the colour in yours, they look so beautiful. And wasabi dressing? Yum!

  12. Joanne says:

    Who needs takeout or restaurant food when you can make a bowl like this at home!! I’m using this to curb my sushi cravings next time they take over!

  13. Francesca says:

    This looks wonderful. I ate a whole pizza yesterday (by myself) while playing guitar hero.. so tonight is for being nice to my body with your veggie bowl ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. I really enjoy a veggie bowl for dinner. There’s so many ways to make it different. I love the idea of the creamy wasabi -really inventive! Looks healthy and fresh and satisfying. Yum!

    1. Andrea says:

      Veggie bowls really are the best thing ever!!! The sauce is what gets my husband to consume more veggies ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. AJ says:

    WOW! This is SO SO tasty. That sauce is so good!!! You are the Queen B sauce maker. Among other things, but seriously. Thank you for your amazing recipes.

  16. Sophie says:

    Just made this the other night for me and Colin:)
    It was delicious! Excited to make some salads and use some beets!
    You’re blog is wonderful, thanks girl!

    1. Andrea says:

      yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed these girl!!! Hopefully we’ll see you guys again soon. XO

  17. Tea says:

    I wasn’t expecting this to be so tasty and satisfying (and so reminiscent of sushi!). I put some chopped scrambled eggs instead of the edamame and enjoyed that. Would have appreciated a mention if the sesame oil was the toasted kind but I was brave and went with that, and it worked. I accidentally used way too much wasabi paste so my meal doubled as a sinus cleanser :).

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