So everyone loves sushi right?? Well, vegetarians, not so much. . . But I have solved that! I used all my favorite vegetables to create Italian Vegetable Sushi! I even serve it with my Italian version of soy sauce, which is not a soy sauce at all. It's so easy and so healthy and your guests will have never seen anything like it!
What you'll need:
1 eggplant, sliced very thinly lengthwise, grilled and patted dry
1 red bell pepper, roasted, de-seeded, quartered and patted dry
2 handfuls of fresh spinach
3-4 fresh basil leaves
a couple pinched parmesan cheese
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup ricotta cheese, drained (click here for my homemade recipe)
For the dipping sauce:
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp. olive oil
a pinch of salt
a pinch of sugar
What you'll do:
After prepping the eggplant and pepper make sure you pat them dry. It's very important or they won't stick together properly. Lay a sheet of plastic wrap on the counter. Place your grilled cooled eggplant in a long row:
Arrange the spinach and basil over the eggplant:
For the dipping sauce, simply whisk the ingredients together!
You can serve these however you like, but I love the idea of serving then like sushi with chopsticks and the sauce in a soy sauce bowl.