Nori Rolls with Smoked Salmon – an Ageless Diet™ Recipe

This is the perfect meal for a busy, modern life. It’s pleasing to the eye and the palate, and it’s a cinch to make. You’ll need nori – available at most markets these days – sheets of dried seaweed, smoked salmon (from the Pacific) or trout, fermented vegetables (kimchi, sauerkraut, pickles), avocado, sprouts, a spritz of lime juice, and a sesame dipping sauce. Really the work is in the assembly, which is beyond simple. And, if it falls apart, scoop it all up with your fingers. Great to bring to work or for a quick dinner. And, if you’re vegan, bake some tofu, and use that in place of the smoked fish. 

Nori Rolls with Smoked Salmon
Serves 1
A perfect weekday lunch. Make a few of these rolls ahead of time, take them to work, and enjoy for lunch!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
The Roll
  1. 1 Sheet of nori
  2. 2 slices of wild caught smoked salmon, trout, or baked tofu
  3. 1/2 avocado, sliced
  4. 2-3 tablespoons of carrot, radish sauerkraut, kimchi, or pickles (or your favorite naturally fermented vegetable)
  5. 1/4 cup sprouts (kaiware, radish, or alfalfa sprouts) or microgreens
  6. 1 lime, halved
Sesame Dipping Sauce
  1. 1 tablespoon tamari, or soy sauce
  2. 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  3. 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  4. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, to taste
  1. Lay a nori sheet out on a flat surface or bamboo mat
  2. Top with smoked salmon.
  3. Top with thin slices of avocado, kimchi, pickle, (or fermented veggie of your choice), and micro greens or sprouts.
  4. Spritz with lime juice
  5. Carefully roll the seaweed up.
  6. To seal the nori sheet rub a little bit of water on the edge.
  7. Whisk together the tamari, vinegar, sesame oil, and cayenne.
  8. Slice the roll with a very sharp knife and serve with the dipping sauce.
  1. Double, triple, or quadruple the recipe as needed. For extra oomph, add a tablespoon of white miso to the dipping sauce. Try a couple of different pickled vegetables. I used Bubbies's pure kosher dill pickles, sliced in thin matchsticks and pickled carrots from the Farmers Market. If you're anything like me and still have some trouble making a perfect roll, don't worry, it still tastes good. And, practice does make perfect.

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About the Author: Tania Van Pelt is the creator of Happiness Series. She is a writer and content creator, working in film, tv, and online. She wrote the popular lifestyle book "Ageless Diet," published in late 2015. And she is currently working on her next book. She also developed a sitcom pilot set in the restaurant business called "Employees Only TV" and is developing another web series comedy about Denver.

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