It's the first week of the month and that means it's time for our next Restaurant Recipe Feature! This week we traveled out to Rocky River to visit our friend Chef Joshua Ingraham at his new GO Buddha Meals Eatery. We brought him this week's box of Perfectly Imperfect surprises and he transformed it all into a delicious vegan-friendly dish that includes every color of the rainbow! Josh called it "Veggie Sushi," but it's so colorful that we're renaming it the Rainbow Veggie Sushi Roll.
This dish is a perfect way to use up whatever you've got lingering in your fridge. Get creative! It's fun to put together and even more fun to eat. Eat the rainbow? It's simple when you roll all the colors up into one delicious wrap.
Rainbow Vegetable Sushi Roll
What You Need:
1 Perfectly Imperfect Cucumber
1 Perfectly Imperfect Red Bell Pepper
1 Perfectly Imperfect Red Cabbage Leaf
2 Perfectly Imperfect Scallions
1 Perfectly Imperfect Avocado
1 Perfectly Imperfect Mango
1 Perfectly Imperfect Carrot
1 oz Cilantro Leaves
1 oz Pickled Ginger (Optional)
1 tsp White Miso Paste (Optional)
Black + White Sesame Seeds (For Garnish)
First take the cucumber and use a small paring knife to hollow out the seeds getting as much of them out as you possibly can. Peel back the red cabbage leaves and keep whole, you will be using this leaf to roll your garnish ingredients for the inside of the cucumber roll.
Prep the rest of the ingredients (bell pepper, scallions, avocado, mango + carrots) so that they are all fine matchsticks like a julienne cut.
Take the cabbage leaf and rub the miso straight across the middle in a straight line, then lay some of the pickled ginger and fresh cilantro leave across as well. Next take some of each of the other cut ingredients and line them up from end to end in the middle of the leaf as if you were piling up sticks.
Once you have a little bit of all of the ingredients in your leaf, begin to fold and roll up the cabbage leaf as tight as you can, keeping your ingredients inside. Once rolled, slide one end of the cabbage roll into the hollow cucumber until it slides through and comes out the other side.
Now it’s time to cut your sushi! You’ll see all of the beautiful ingredients inside. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Like a little sauce for dipping or drizzling? Here's a simple and tasty alternative to soy sauce.
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup orange juice
1 oz. coconut aminos teriyaki
1 oz. minced garlic
red pepper flakes
Stir to combine all ingredients and reserve to dip sushi into or drizzle over top.
Use any leftover veggies to add to the top of rice or quinoa for a tasty side dish. Drizzle peanut sauce on top!
We hope you love this recipe as much as we do! Don't forget to show us what you're cooking up in your own kitchen. And don't forget to make a trip out to GO Buddha Meals in Rocky River at 19900 Detroit Road to build your own bowl. Or visit www.gobuddhameals.com to order your fully prepared meals for delivery to your doorstep. They're gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan-friendly.
And now you can pickup your Perfectly Imperfect Produce box at GO Buddha in Rocky River too! Enter code GOBUDDHA at checkout on our site to get a $3 discount on your PIP box when you pick it up at their location.
Photos by Carolyn Hodges @thedinnershift.