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
  • ingredients 10
  • 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.
  • 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.
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