Raw Cucumber Sushi Rolls

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Raw
  • Dairy Free
    Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
    Gluten Free
  • Egg Free
    Egg Free
  • Nut Free
    Nut Free
  • Soy Free
    Soy Free

I hope your new year is off to an amazing start. One of my biggest goals for this year is to make my health my number one priority. My travel and shoot schedule has been so hectic the last year that I've found it challenging to stay on track with my goals.

Do you need to make some changes? Are you not feeling as good as you want to?

Many of you reached out to me during the holidays to ask my advice on how to get healthy for the new year. The LA Times asked me this same question last year. So, I created a quick free guide with my 5 Steps To Better Health. I've added some printable infographs to make it really easy to incorporate these things into your life. Just doing these 5 simple things can dramatically improve your health and wellbeing.

Beyond that, a cleanse (clean eating program) is the next step. Karen Kipp and I have created 3-day, 7-day, and 14-day cleanse programs.

Our cleanse programs have become so popular that we have launched a new site, The Decadent Detox as the new home for our cleanse community moving forward, and we will expanding our offerings this year. We're really excited.

Our first guided 14-day cleanse starts on Friday January 26th. Karen and I will be participating live with you and will be available to you throughout the two weeks to ensure you get the best results. You can learn more about the 14-day guided cleanse here. We would love to have you join us.

This cucumber avocado sushi is one of our favorite recipes from the cleanse. It’s one of those perfect detox dishes that ticks all the boxes: hydrating and detoxifying, rich, creamy, and satisfying. Don’t stress about getting your cucumber strips perfect. Just smash that guac onto the cuke and stuff it in your gob. This is cleanse crashing at its best.

Let me know what you think.

Raw Cucumber Sushi Rolls

Raw Cucumber Sushi Rolls

Serves 110 MINS
  • 1 English Cucumber


  • 1 large avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 cup curly kale leaves (ribs removed), chiffonaded
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin, plus more to taste
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional), plus more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon sweet paprika, to garnish 
  1. To prepare the zucchini, use a mandoline (at the 1/16-inch setting) or a wide vegetable peeler and slice the cucumber lengthways into long slices on one side of the cucumber (until you get to the seeds), and long slices on the other side (until the seeds). Discard the tiny green outer layers. You should be left with 4 inner long slices without seeds. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mash the avocado, and stir in the chopped kale leaves, lemon juice, salt, cumin, and cayenne together. Tweak lemon juice, salt, cumin, and cayenne to taste.
  3. To assemble, spread 1/4 of the mixture with a spoon onto each cucumber strip, and gently roll up until you have a finished round roll. (You may need to secure them with a toothpick.)
  4. Place these rolls end down onto a plate, and sprinkle with smoked paprika. Consume immediately.

Recipe from The Decadent Detox
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak




Load Comments