Meal Plan Day 2: Cucumber Mango Nori Wraps
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Make these easy nori wraps for a light lunch or dinner! They're just as good as sushi, but they take half the effort. Gluten-free, vegan option.
Recipe type: Main dish, snack
Serves: 2
  • 2 to 3 nori sheets, use scissors to cut into quarters
  • 2 cups cooked short-grain white rice
  • splash of rice vinegar
  • pinch of cane sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ English cucumber, sliced into strips
  • 1 ripe Ataulfo mango, sliced into strips
  • ½ avocado, sliced into strips
  • pickled ginger
  • sesame seeds, for sprinkling
spicy mayo*
  • ⅓ cup mayo (highly recommend Sir Kensington’s Avocado Oil Mayo)
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha
optional extras:
  • a few dabs of umeboshi paste
  • 3 ounces sliced baked tofu (to add protein to this meal)
  • basil leaves
  • microgreens
  1. Mix the cooked rice with a small splash of rice vinegar and a pinch of cane sugar. Tip: if you're using leftover rice, revive it by folding in a drizzle of warm water to help make it sticky again.
  2. In a very small bowl, combine the tamari and the lime juice and set aside to use as a dipping sauce.
  3. Make the spicy mayo: In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise and the sriracha.
  4. Serve the nori squares, rice, cucumber, mango, avocado, pickled ginger, sesame seeds, and desired extras, on a platter to assemble as you eat, mixing and matching fillings as you like. Serve with the tamari-lime dipping sauce and spicy mayo.
*If you’re making tomorrow’s recipe, make extra spicy mayo. I highly recommend using Sir Kensington’s Avocado Oil Mayo in this recipe - it gives this 2-ingredient sauce such a wonderful flavor. Make this vegan by using vegan mayo.

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Recipe by Love and Lemons at