This spicy vegan sushi bowl is packed with crisp daikon and mellow cucumber, sweet mango, protein-rich edamame and creamy avocado. It’s served over fluffy sushi rice with a homemade spicy vegan mango. Top with toasted panko and sesame seeds for some crunch.
This Spicy Vegan Sushi Bowl by Jackie Sobon!
I’m super excited to be reviewing Vegan Bowl Attack! written by my friend Jackie Sobon of Vegan Yack Attack. Besides being a fantastic food blogger, Jackie is also a professional photographer. She’s also shot several cookbooks for prominent and well-known authors in the vegan community. With this cookbook, this “Jackie of all trades” really did do it all: recipe development, writing, food styling and photography. Go Jackie!
Jackie has created one gorgeous cookbook with more than 100 unique and delicious recipes. It’s packed with tons of her beautiful food photos. VBA, of course, features recipes designed to be served in a bowl … and who wouldn’t love the simplicity of that? Despite this simple approach, Jackie has also developed really bold, complex flavors in each one of her recipes. They are all easy to make, utilizing many ingredients that are already found in most vegan pantries.
We loved making this spicy sushi bowl! It’s packed with crisp daikon and cucumber, sweet mango, rich edamame and creamy avocado. Jackie’s homemade spicy vegan mayo is so good! Prep was a breeze and cleanup was a snap. All the flavors worked so well together to create a dish we’ll be making again and again. Scroll to the bottom of this post if you’d like to try the recipe for yourself!
The winner of this giveaway is Alison … congrats and thanks to everyone who entered!
Spicy Sushi Bowl
- Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings
- Diet: Vegan
This spicy sushi bowl has fluffy sushi rice, topped with fresh veggies, sweet mango, creamy avocado, and a homemade spicy sesame mayo make up this easy-to prepare sushi bowl. The edamame shines like little green gems and brings the protein, while the panko crumbs give it some crunch.
For the spicy mayonnaise
- 1 package (12 ounces, or 340 g) soft silken tofu
- ¼ cup (60 ml) rice vinegar
- ¼ cup (60 ml) toasted sesame oil
- 3 tablespoons (45 ml) sriracha hot sauce
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon agave nectar
For the sushi bowl
- 1 cup (180 g) sushi rice
- 2 cups (475 ml) water
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) rice vinegar
- 2 sheets of nori seaweed cut into strips
- 4 ounces (115 g) cucumber, julienne-cut
- 6 ounces (170 g) daikon radish, julienne-cut
- 6 ounces (170 g) mango, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced
- 1 cup (146 g) sliced avocado
- 1 cup (150 g) edamame, steamed and removed from pods
- 3 tablespoons (10 g) panko bread crumbs (gluten-free, if necessary), toasted
- 1 tablespoon (8 g) sesame seeds, toasted
To make the spicy mayonnaise
- Place all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender and purée until completely smooth.
- Transfer the mayo to a jar or large squeeze bottle and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. (This recipe makes more than you will need for the sushi bowls.)
To make the sushi bowl
- Place the sushi rice, water, and rice vinegar in a pot over medium-low heat, partially cover, and bring to a boil.
- Lower the heat and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes until the rice is soft, but not mushy. Fluff with a wooden spoon.
- Divide the nori strips among 4 bowls, crisscrossing them.
- Divide the cooked rice among the bowls, as well as the cucumber, daikon radish, mango, avocado, and edamame.
- Combine the panko bread crumbs and sesame seeds in a small bowl and then sprinkle the crunchies over each bowl. Finish each bowl with a drizzle of spicy mayo. Serve immediately.
- Prep Time: 45 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Steamed
- Cuisine: Japanese
Keywords: sushi bowl, vegan sushi bowl, vegan japanese recipe
Recipe reprinted from Vegan Bowl Attack!: More than 100 One-Dish Meals Packed with Plant-Based Power By Jackie Sobon, published with permission by Fair Winds Press.
Love all vegan yak attack recipes! My one bowl go to is brown rice, grilled sweet potato slices, cherry tomatoes, adzuki beans, baked tofu cubes (marinated first), avocado slices, pineapple chunks and verde salsa
Janie Christensen says
Wow, all the commenters have great ideas! I just had a brown rice salad for lunch that is like a Buddha Roll without the roll. Roasted peanuts, pickled ginger, scallions, cucumber, avocado and an Asian dressing. Love anything with quinoa, brown rice, sushi rice, wild rice, especially when it has a bit of crunch, a bit of sweetness and the earthiness of grains. Thanks!
The Roasty soba bowl from Isa Does It is one of my favourite bowl recipes, and I use the miso tahini dressing from it regularly.
But, I also LOVE soups of all kinds and I’m really excited for soup season. And casseroles. Mmmmm.
I looove leftover bowls! Some rice at the bottom and whatever leftover veggies are hiding in the fridge. Topped with a little saaauuuce mmmm!
Janet Darlington says
My favorite one bowl meal is a dragon bowl over brown rice with grilled eggplants, steamed broccoli and grilled tomatoes topped with miso gravy.
Hard to pick, but one of my favorite one-bowl meals is the Korean BBQ Bowl from My Darling Vegan. I love the crunch of the slaw with the spicy, salty, sweet marinated tofu. http://mydarlingvegan.com/2014/01/korean-barbecue-bowl/
My fav one-bowl meal consists of brown rice, red lentil dal, fried tofu, and veggies served with plenty of sriracha!
Alison Frisby says
I love quick, “clean out the fridge” bowls. As long as I have a base of quinoa or rice, anything goes!
Ashley Chew says
My favorite one bowl dish is from Heidi Swanson’s book Super Natural Every Day. It’s roasted Delicata squash, new potatoes, crispy tofu, kale, & pumpkin seeds in a curry sauce!! It’s a staple around my house.
I love burrito style bowls.
My favorite is just black beans, rice and topped with lots of avocado, hot sauce and salsa Lizano!
We keep it simple around here — Brown rice with skillet sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli & red cabbage, topped with a scoop of Jerusalem hummus and a few splashes of rice wine vinegar and Bragg’s aminos!
Soups are my favorite one-bowl meal and include all sorts of grains and vegetables. My favorite is miso soup with variations made with whatever I have on hand.
I love rice and beans bowls with avocado. Yum!
Mary Katherine Higgins says
I love Buddha bowls!!!! Fantastic review, thanks for the recipe!
I really like burrito bowls!
Amber Cooke says
My favourite vegan bowl so far is the Buddha Bowl from I Eat Trees. Quinoa, pinto beans, veggie sausage, kale, red peppers, onion, carrots and this yummy soy sauce, nutritional yeast, and vinegar sauce… so good!
Janel Gradowski says
I love rice topped with black beans, corn, avocado, and salsa with a few corn chips broken over the top. Kind of like a taco, but easier to eat.
Karen Phillips says
I love bibimbap!
Barb Sloan says
Any bowl from Angela Liddon/ ‘Oh She Glows’, but the favorite is the savory oatmeal bowl: oatmeal & red lentil combo, hummus, avocado slices, cherry tomato halves, and salsa. Yum!
I love brown rice biwl with streamed veggies and a spicy sauce to tie it all together. Can’t wait to try the recipe!
Deb Swanson says
My favorite one bowl meals are simple miso based vegetable and rice noodle soups. With the autumn season looming ahead, this cookbook would be perfect!
My favorite bowl is the soul bowl at Sage in Echo Park, it has so many southern flavors it’s sinful and delicious
Burrito bowl style
Karen D says
My favorite one bowl meal is red beans and rice.
Michelle Pekarski says
Love to mix brown rice, tofu marinated in a szecheun sauce and a mix of veggies.
Susanne Pilla says
I make a yummy version of a California Barley Bowl with Lemon Mint Vegan Yogurt Dressing. It has barley, avocados, cumin, cardamom, and coriander-spiced sunflower seeds, cumin roasted brussels sprouts. Looking forward to this cookbook!
Lyana S. says
I like any bowl with avcado and a lot of veggies and a spicy sauce. I can’t wait to try this recipe above “Spicy sushi bowl”
Teri Miller says
I’ve never heard ‘Yack Attack’, I like it! I have a few favorites, but my current obsession is a one pot dish with quinoa instead of rice. If you want the exact measurements just get in touch. Put uncooked quinoa in a large skillet, top with corn, black beans, sliced tomatoes, vegan broth (I use Rapunzel), cover. Cook about 15 – 20 minutes medium heat. To serve top with avocado slices and a healthy squeeze of lime. I like it spicy, so instead of sliced or stewed tomatoes I use rotel.
Soba noodles with peanut sauce and lots of veggies
From the looks of this recipe? THIS is my new favorite bowl recipe!
Lydia Claire says
My favorite one bowl meal is vegan Pad Thai with tofu and veggies!
I like burrito bowls a lot because they are filling, yummy and easy to customize!
I love brown basmati rice, seasoned beans, shredded red cabbage and carrots, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and any type of homemade vegan sauce.
I love a Yumm bowl – brown rice, beans, salsa, olives, vegan sour cream, avocado, diced tomatoes, and the Yumm sauce from Cafe yumm. I can eat these all week!
Great idea to ask for favorite bowl recipes. I’ve marked down some of these combinations for my weekly family meal plan, thank you! One of my easy go-to bowls contains quinoa, black beans, tomatoes, cilantro, avocado, green pepper, red onion, red wine vinegar, lime juice, olive oil and salt.
Rana Durham says
i love a buddah bowls they are fun and tasty.
Jeri Thurber says
My favorite one-bowl meal is vegan lo mein with soba noodles.
JoAnn Lakes says
I love what’s left in the refrigerator bowls. I almost always have brown rice and lentils, some sort of bean, greens, steamed veggies and if I don’t have a sauce left over, there’s hummus or some sort of slaw.
I also love breakfast bowls. Some cooked grain and fruit, fresh or re-hydrated dried fruits. Maybe coconut yogurt, maple syrup, cinnamon or just get creative. They’re bowls, you just go with what appeals to you!
My favorite bowl is brown rice, black beans, steamed kale, salsa verde and avocado.
Céline Land says
My favourite one meal bowl is bibimap! I love the crunchy rice, carrots, shitakes and tofu with a sweet and spicy sauce combo. Yum
Jade Maxwell says
Any bowl filled with roasted veggies and quinoa or rice. Covered in hot sauce of course!
I love Banh Mi bowls..full of fresh herbs and makings of Banh Mi sandwiches in a bowl!
Erin Jeeter says
quinoa bowl with seitan, broccoli and lentil gravy- YUMMMMM
Nancy Offen says
My favorite one bowl meal is Eggplant Caponata. I can never get enough of this dish.
Amy Wages says
Forbidden rice, baked siracha tofu, steamed kale, roasted sweet potatoes, peanut sauce
Mary Syrenne says
I haven’t met a bowl I haven’t liked yet. My current favorite is bibimbap.
Emisha Sill says
I can’t decide between two of my favorite Veggie Bowls: Kimchi Quinoa Bowl or Cuba Quinoa Bowl! They both are very delicious and full of exotic flavors. Pretty much I love any international dishes made into bowl!
Ashley Mauceri says
It’s a bowl my partner makes for me with kale, farro, white beans and homemade balsamic dressing! Thanks so much for the chance to win.
I love a simple Mexican bowl layered with brown rice, black beans, jalapeno, salsa, green onions, and avocado.
my fave bowl is acai w bananas, almonds, chia, coconut, and hemp seeds. soooo good!!!
I love the roasted Buddha bowl from Oh She Glows… So yummy!
paula rothman says
so tough to pick one. probably peanut soba noodes, lots veggies, some tofu, creamy peanut sauce! the BOMB
I love a good Dragon bowl. A warm grain on the bottom, a mix of warm and cold veggies, bands or baked tofu and a nice drizzle of Dragon sauce. Yum!
Susan Davis says
My favorite bowl= steamed sweet potatoes, sweet potato greens, red onions & baby lima beans sautéed in coconut oil & berbere. Over some kind of grain or quinoa.
Amber B says
I love quinoa and veggie (sweet potato, corn, carrots, avocado) bowls!
Simon D'Amour says
The vegan loaded potato breakfast is pretty amazing 🙂
My favourite one-bowl meal is pasta with avocado and tomato and cheese.
I am pretty new to the vegan food world so I am still experimenting…so far I think my most successful bowl was rice, ancho chili lentils (Isa does it) guacamole and tomato salad with coriander. I would love to win the book to get some inspiration. Thanks for the giveaway!
My favorite bowl recipe is either a Sushi Bowl made with Vegan Tuna, or a Vegan Fajita Bowl! I make bowls every week for lunch, so this book makes me so happy!
Julianne Cochran says
My favorite one bowl is brown rice with a ton of pan brown broccoli, onions, and red peppers, and edamame topped with green onions, toasted sesame seeds and smothered in sriacha.
I love a “Fresh” bowl (vegan restaurants in Toronto who also have a recipe book) with peanut sauce and the best-ever tofu–seriously, I love it better the next day straight outta the fridge (recipe from their book, too!). YUM!
My favorite bowl has quinoa, chickpeas, roasted broccoli, sweet potatoes, and kale.
We just made the Savory Oat Breakfast Bowl from her blog – it was delicious (savory is the perfect word to describe it). Thanks for the chance to win and the recipe, we just harvested 3 daikon and were wondering what to make with them all!
Jillian Too says
I’m a fan of buddha bowls, burrito bowls, and leftovers-from-the-fridge bowls.
Eve B. says
My favorite bowl consists of sweet potatoes, a grain, greens, peanut butter, tofu and hot sauce.
jennifer A. says
My favorite bowl starts with home-cooked black beans and brown rice, topped with lettuce, pico, cilantro and guacamole. Sometimes I love simple flavors 🙂 I’d love to win this cookbook to try some more complex and diverse flavors!
some type of beans and some seasonal veggies 🙂
I find myself roasting veggies, usually carrots, broccoli, beets, and then placing them over steamed kale with a tahini/lemon/ginger/garlic dressing. It is delicious!
Heather S says
It sounds odd but this bowl was passed down from my great grandmother; hard boiled eggs, cooked noodles, splashed with soy sauce…sooooooo GOOD 🙂
Lan | MoreStomach says
lately my favorite one bowl meal is a noodle bowl — topped with roasted summer vegs and drizzled with a spicy salty-sweet miso-tahini sauce.
We love noodle bowls in our house. A simple broth poured over whatever veggies we’ve got in the fridge and rice noodles is an easy favorite.
I grew up eating bún/ vermicelli. So I love doing lemongrass tofu, pickled veggies, roasted peanuts, and a combo of greens like mint, basil, and shredded iceberg. Served with a vegan fish sauce or a combo maeploy/fish sauce to add some sweetness.
well, aside from piling random leftovers into a bowl – which i love! – i intentionally make stir-fried broccoli, bok choy, and spinach with peanut tofu. it’s a (simple) favorite in our house!
Terri Cole says
I make this Buddha bowl regularly: farro, sauteed greens, roasted sweet potatoes, glazed tempeh, tahini sauce. Chopped green onions for garnish. Mmmmm!
My current favorite bowl is a cherry coconut smoothie bowl topped with granola, fresh peaches and blueberries!
My favorite bowl is any grain, veggies, and tofu….smothered in peanut sauce!
Love your blog and Jackie’s!
I love the bowls chapter in Isa Does It! My favorite is the pizza bowl! I’d love some new inspiration though. Thank you so much for the chance!
I love a bowl with a grain, veggies and a spicy sauce.
Johanna Woodbury says
I’ve loved eating out of bowls for years before it was a thing, so anything in it I love, but I have been making ones with black bean rotini, tofu, greens, and homemade kimchi.
Veronique Daoust says
My favorite one-bowl meal is this Sushi Bowl from Cafe My House here in Ottawa (Canada). It is honestly the best! You can’t go wrong with sushi rice, edamame, nori strips, shredded carrots and sesame seeds with a sesame/ginger dressing. YUM.
Can I give two answers? I love soba noodles with a miso/tahini sauce, chickpeas, and roasted cauliflower from Isa Chandra Moskowitz. My absolute favorite bowl is brown rice with steamed or stir fried veggies, a huge service of Grit tofu cubes (amazing veggie restaurant in Athens, GA), and Grit gravy drowning the whole thing. I then liberally sprinkle shoyu roasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds on the top.
I love brown rice, chickpeas, and whatever veggies I have on hand, preferably steamed broccoli, topped with Julie Hasson’s Crack dressing.
Kelsey G says
My favorite bowl is zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, broccoli, and rice topped with lemon juice.
Emily Davies says
My favorite is a variation of a Five Color bowl (black, red, green, white, and yellow) based on the Japanese “Power of Five.” Tofu (white) marinated in soy sauce, rice vinegar, splash of sesame oil and a dash of red pepper, served over brown rice with (black) sesame seeds and (black) seaweed [nori, ochazuke wakame etc.), steamed spinach (green), grilled sweet potato (yellow), tsukemono (e.g. umeboshi- red) and some fresh fruit.
I like my bowls to include sweet potatoes, cauliflower, brussels, quinoa and turmeric tahini sauce.
My favorite bowl is a quinoa, seitan, broccoi, and mushroom gravy bowl!
Sara C. says
We love Vegan Yack Attack in my house. The Chipotle White Bean Salad Sandwich is an absolute favorite!
Definitely like the Loaded Potato Breakfast Bowl!
We make lots of burrito bowls at home, changing up the ingredients often.
Andi Z says
My favorite one bowl meal is ramen! Fancy ramen or 25 cent ramen. I love it all!
My favorite one bowl meals are what I use to empty my fridge – I chop up all the veggies I’ve got hanging around and roast them with chickpeas, then top everything with plenty of pesto make from any herbs I need to use up.
I love any grain sautéed with onion and lentils. Any combination of vegetables- My favorites for this dish are steamed cauliflower, sweet potato and kale with a tehina dressing. I like a crunch too so I throw on seeds at the end.
Monica T. says
My favorite bowl is pretty simple. Spanish rice, black beans, field green lettuce, spinach, lime, Pico de Gallo, and avocado. Eaten with tortilla chips…and a Margarita on the side ?I also love to sub the black beans for chickpeas and Spanish rice for brown rice. Yum!!
Quinoa bowl, with roasted chickpeas, red cabbage, cauliflower, baby spinach, onion and lemon tahini dressing. 🙂
I like my bowl meals to have a base of a large salad of all sorts of greens, lettuces, fresh herbs, tomato, carrots, radishes , onions, and any sort of beans or cooked vegetables on top!
Vanessa S. says
This cook book looks amazing! My favorite bowl has to be a coconut curry over brown rice or quinoa. With a side of vegan naan bread of course 🙂
karen r says
Debra Levine says
I just found the website Vegan Yack Attack and I have to say, this site is AWESOME.
To me, the Thai BBQ Beer Cabbage with Daikon Slaw is amazing. The amount of vegetables and the sauce are incredibly delicious. I am truly impressed with this women. Great job! Keep the recipes coming, thanks!
Congratulations to Jackie on this amazing new book! All the recipes sound absolutely delicious… Your presentation is always on point… Thanks Erin