This is a very simple no-cook lunch or dinner. It's perfect for when it is just too hot to turn the oven or stove on. I am always trying to find ways to incorporate more seaweed and other thyroid-friendly foods into my diet, besides Sea Snax. Being gluten-free, it is very hard to find sushi that does not contain gluten or is not susceptible to cross contamination. I have eaten some sushi and sashimi at Whole Foods with no issues, but that is more of a treat since it contains sugar and rice and my body doesn't respond great to either of those things. Making your own sushi seems daunting (though I have heard it is not) but since I am always looking for ways to simplify, I have found an easy way to tackle the sushi craving and get a healthy dose of iodine.
Serves 1 (makes 2 sushi burritos)
Time: 10 minutes
2 sheets of nori (I used Emerald Cove brand Organic Pacific Sushi Nori--I got mine from Whole Foods)
1 avocado, sliced
1 carrot, cut into sticks
1/4 of a cucumer, very thinly sliced
2 leafs of romaine lettuce, chopped or remove any stalky part; or 1/2 cup greens of choice
1 package (4oz) of salmon (I used Trader Joe's Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon)
Scatter half of your lettuce or greens atop one of the nori sheets. On one end, evenly layer half the slices of salmon. Next to that, evenly layer half of the avocado. On the last end, evenly layer half of your carrots and cucumbers. Starting with the end that the salmon is on, begin to roll your sheet. I think it's easier to start rolling on the side that has softer ingredients (the salmon and avocados), and end on the side with the harder ingredients; it seems to hold better. Repeat with the other nori sheet. I like to cut mine into 3 pieces. Nori is surprisingly strong and holds really well; better than grain-based wraps, in my opinion (and is way more nutrient-dense!)
This is another recipe you can play around with. I like to add some of Primal Kitchen's Chipotle Mayo. I think it would also be really good with a drizzle of homemade sriracha sauce. You can also try it with tuna (I'm allergic to tuna but I bet it would be delicious in it!) and other veggies. Maybe even a slice of mango!
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