Avocado Peanut Sushi

Avocado + Peanut Sushi with Peanut Maple Dipping Sauce

This sushi recipe is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. It can be served as an appetizer or a main dish and is tasty enough to serve to company. Don’t forget to double check that the soy sauce you use is gluten-free. If you’re on a soy-free diet, use liquid coconut aminos instead.

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Avocado Peanut Sushi
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Avocado + Peanut Sushi with Peanut Maple Dipping Sauce

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chill time10 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 561kcal
Author: Gina Fontana


For the Sushi:

  • 6 servings Calrose or sushi rice (see the rice package to make enough for 6 servings)
  • 1 package nori sheets
  • 2-3 avocados , sliced into thin strips
  • Peanuts
  • Sesame seeds (optional)

For the Peanut Maple Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free tamari or liquid aminos
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup water


  • Cook the rice according to package directions.
  • While the rice is cooking, make the peanut maple dipping sauce by combining all the sauce ingredients together in a food processor/blender. Pour into serving bowls or ramekins and set aside.
  • Once the rice is cool enough to handle, spread a thin layer of rice over each nori sheet. Place 2-3 strips of avocado on top of the rice, then add a line of peanuts (not too many or it will be hard to roll).
  • Roll the sushi and place in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes to make it easier to cut. Using a sharp knife, slice the sushi rolls into 1-inch pieces.
  • Serve with the dipping sauce and garnish with sesame seeds, if desired.


I have found warm, sticky rice works the best for rolling. Place the rice in the freezer to cool if it is still too hot to touch. I also have a bowl of water to keep my fingers wet while rolling to make it easier (since the rice is so sticky). There are plenty of videos online to watch on how to roll sushi, if you need help.


Nutrition Facts
Avocado + Peanut Sushi with Peanut Maple Dipping Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 561 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Sodium 419mg17%
Potassium 761mg22%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 10g40%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 14.2mg17%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Avocado Gina Fontana Japanese Maple Syrup Peanuts Sushi
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