Japanese Style Vegan Platter

Sushi platter
Japanese style vegan sushi platter

Use our recipe as a guide, but don’t be afraid to experiment and include whatever vegetables or protein you like. Of course, the design is totally personal as well – have fun with it!

We served ours with a bowl of instant miso soup.

Japanese Style Vegan Platter

A delicious platter of deconstructed sushi goodness! Seasoned rice, avocado, pickled ginger and Japanese mayo, this platter has got something for everyone.
Servings 2
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • Rice Cooker
  • Sandwich Press (or saucepan)
  • Chopping Knife
  • Chopping Board
  • Baking Tray
  • Measuring Utensils: tbsp, tsp and a cup


For the mushrooms

  • 12 small mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 3 cloves garlic (crushed/diced finely)

For the Tofu

  • 1 block smoked tofu (or regular) (add a drop of liquid smoke to the soy if needed)
  • 1 tbsp gluten free soy sauce (or coco amino sauce)

Sushi Rice

  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 pinch salt


  • vegan mayonnaise
  • sesame seeds
  • pickled ginger
  • 1 packet edamame beans
  • 1 avocado (peeled and sliced)
  • 2 carrots (shredded)
  • 1/2 wombok cabbage (shredded)
  • 1 cucumber (diced)



  • Cook rice according to packet instructions. Mix together vinegar, salt and sugar and add it to the cooked rice.
  • Once cooled, scrape together into a little mound in a tray of your choice.


  • De-stalk all of the mushrooms and set the caps hollow side up on a baking tray.
  • Mix together all of the marinade ingredients and put a teaspoon in each mushroom where the stalk was.
  • Bake in the oven at 180'C for 10-15Mins


  • Wrap your tofu block with paper towel and press firmly between two plates (or breadboards). This is to drain any excess water from the tofu. 
  • Slice the tofu into strips and place in a sandwich press (or on a frypan over medium-high heat) with a spray of oil. If cooking on a pan make sure to flip half way. They should be golden and crispy after 6-8 minutes. Brush each peice of tofu with the soy sauce and cook fpr a further 1 minute. Set aside.

Make your platter

  • Warm up edemamme beans according to the instructions on the packet.
  • Assemble all your components and have some fun assemblings your platter! You can use ours for inspiration, or change it up any way you see fit.
  • Enjoy!

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