Smoked Salmon-Avocado Sushi Salad

Achieving spectacular results is surprisingly simple when you try your hand at this Asian specialty.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Sushi Rice

1 1/4
cups water
1
cup uncooked sushi rice
1/4
cup seasoned rice vinegar

Dressing

2
tablespoons less-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2
teaspoons seasoned rice vinegar
1/4
to 1/2 teaspoon wasabi paste

Salad

2
tablespoons sesame seed, toasted*
1
avocado, peeled and cut lengthwise into 16 slices
1
package (3 oz) thinly sliced salmon lox
4
teaspoons chopped pickled ginger slices (from 6-oz jar)

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat 1 1/4 cups water and the rice to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until tender. Transfer to large bowl, tossing rice with chopsticks or 2 forks to cool slightly. Gradually add 1/4 cup vinegar to rice, tossing constantly. Cover bowl with damp towel; cool rice to room temperature.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients with wire whisk.
  • 3 Dip hands into cold water; divide rice into 4 equal portions. Form each into oval-shaped patty about 3/4 inch thick. Roll edges in sesame seed. Place each patty on serving plate. Sprinkle top of each rice patty with 1 to 2 teaspoons dressing. Arrange 4 avocado slices over each. Top each with 1/4 of the sliced salmon and 1 teaspoon ginger slices. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

Look for sushi rice, wasabi paste and pickled ginger in the Asian section of the supermarket. This short-grained rice may be called pearl, glutinous or Japanese rice.

Give your salad an exotic look by substituting black sesame seed for the toasted sesame seed.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
480mg
480%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.