Delight Your Taste Buds with Caprese Sushi Rolls: A Fusion of East and West

Oct 28, 2023 | Appetizers & Snacks


Prep Time

Cooking Time

15 minutes
20 minutes

Caprese Sushi Rolls Ingredients

As a food critic and lover of all things culinary, I have had the pleasure of experiencing a myriad of unique flavors and innovative pairings. However, there is one dish that always holds a special place in my heart – Caprese Salad. This classic Italian favorite, with its vibrant colors and harmonious blend of fresh ingredients, never fails to transport me to the sun-drenched shores of the Mediterranean. So, why not elevate this timeless dish by fusing it with the artistry of sushi? The result: Caprese Sushi Rolls – a mouthwatering marriage of East and West that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy.

Caprese Sushi Rolls Cooking Instructions

– 4 cups sushi rice
– 1/2 cup rice vinegar
– 4 sheets of nori (seaweed)
– 1 large ripe tomato, thinly sliced
– 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced into thin strips
– 1 cup fresh basil leaves
– Balsamic glaze (for drizzling)
– Salt and pepper to taste


Step 1: Prepare the sushi rice
Cook the sushi rice according to the instructions on the package. Once cooked, transfer the rice to a large bowl and gently fold in the rice vinegar until well combined. Set aside to cool for about 10 minutes.

Step 2: Assemble the sushi rolls
Lay a bamboo sushi mat on a clean surface and place a sheet of nori on top, shiny side down. Moisten your hands with some water and take a handful of sushi rice, spreading it evenly over the nori. Leave about a 1-inch border at the top.

Step 3: Create the Caprese layers
Arrange thin tomato slices, strips of mozzarella, and fresh basil leaves in a line across the bottom of the rice sheet, near the edge closest to you. Season lightly with salt and pepper to enhance the flavors.

Step 4: Roll and slice
Starting from the edge closest to you, carefully roll the sushi into a tight cylinder, using the bamboo mat to help guide and shape it. Apply gentle pressure as you roll to ensure the ingredients are tightly packed together.

Once rolled, use a sharp, wet knife to slice the sushi cylinder into bite-sized pieces. The thickness of the slices will depend on your personal preference.

Step 5: Serve and garnish
Arrange the Caprese sushi rolls on a serving platter and drizzle with balsamic glaze for an extra burst of flavor. For an elegant touch, garnish with a sprig of fresh basil or a sprinkle of microgreens.

Tips and Suggestions:
– To enhance the visual appeal, consider using colorful heirloom tomatoes or cherry tomatoes for an added burst of color in your sushi rolls.
– Feel free to get creative by incorporating other ingredients into your Caprese Sushi Rolls. Thinly sliced avocado or prosciutto can add an interesting twist to the classic combination.
– For a vegetarian option, substitute the mozzarella with a vegan alternative or even marinated tofu.
– Don’t be afraid to experiment with other dipping sauces such as a tangy garlic aioli or a zesty lemon vinaigrette.

Caprese Sushi Rolls

Caprese Sushi Rolls bring together the best of both worlds, effortlessly merging Italian and Japanese cuisines into a single, sensational dish. Each bite is a perfectly balanced symphony of flavors, where the richness of the mozzarella, the freshness of the tomatoes, and the herbaceous notes of the basil intertwine beautifully. So, embark on this culinary adventure and tantalize your taste buds with the fusion flavors of Caprese Salad and sushi – a match made in gastronomic heaven!

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 roll

Servings Per Recipe 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.67g 4%
  Saturated Fat 1.33g 7%
  Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 135mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 21.33g 7%
  Dietary Fiber 0.67g 2%
  Sugars 1.33g  
Protein 2g  
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3% Iron 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
  Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
  Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

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