Shrimp Sushi Roll Salad and Creamy Sriracha Dressing

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Get your sushi “fix” with this easy shrimp sushi roll salad and a creamy sriracha dressing. Simple, satisfying…and full of spice!


I mean absolutely no disrespect to the talented sushi chefs that I visit so often by creating this recipe. I am a novice playing in an area where I have no business. I know.

But, for anyone who must carefully control ingredients (i.e. egg-free, soy-free and gluten-free friends) or who needs a quick sushi fix and can’t get to their favorite haunt, this recipe is for you. Plus, you can make it vegan too!

Shrimp Sushi Roll Salad – Deconstructed

Deconstructed Sushi Roll Salad

This salad contains the same types of ingredients often found in a sushi roll, but in a different presentation. I’ve taken quite a few liberties. You won’t need to visit a specialty grocery store or use a difficult technique to make this recipe. It’s not sushi…but it does have:

  • “Sticky” rice – Cooked brown rice is tossed with seasoned rice vinegar and chia seeds resulting in a “sticky” rice once it has been refrigerated. It’s not the real thing. If you want to know more about this special type of rice, check out “So What Exactly is Sticky Rice?” on the Huffington Post website.
  • Shrimp – Make easy skillet shrimp in under 10 minutes.
  • Diced cucumber, carrot and avocado provide the “filling” in this salad. Leave out the shrimp and substitute more vegetables, like blanched asparagus or tomatoes for a vegan version.
  • No nori sheets or rolling involved!

The result? A very pleasant, if not mellow, salad. It needs zing!

Deconstructed Shrimp Sushi Roll Salad

Enter: Creamy Sriracha Dressing.

Sriracha may have been the “it” thing two years ago…but, I’m still on my first bottle!  A little goes a long way, as is the case with this creamy sriracha dressing. It’s a mixture of mayonnaise, sriracha, seasoned rice vinegar and honey. Drizzle a little over the top and you just might feel an immediate jolt in your metabolism!

Deconstructed Shrimp Sushi Roll Salad Recipe with Spicy Sauce - easy way to get a sushi "fix" and no rolling is involved! Gluten-free!

So, shrimp sushi salad it is…until my next visit to my favorite sushi restaurant. 🙂

Shrimp Sushi Roll Salad with Spicy Dressing

Get your sushi "fix" with this easy-to-make shrimp sushi roll salad and a creamy sriracha dressing.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 290kcal



  • 2 cups cooked brown rice 1 cup dry
  • 2 Tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ pound cooked shrimp chopped
  • 1 cup carrot diced
  • 1 cup cucumber seeded and diced
  • 1 cup avocado diced


  • 3 Tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise your choice, olive oil based, low calorie, dairy free
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha use ½ teaspoon for a less spicy version
  • 1 teaspoon honey or agave nectar
  • 1 Tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar


  • Mix cooked rice, seasoned rice vinegar and chia seeds together in a medium sized bowl. Place rice in the refrigerator until cool or ready to serve.
  • Whisk together dressing ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  • When ready to serve, stir shrimp, carrot and cucumber into the rice.
  • Top with avocado.
  • Drizzle creamy sriracha dressing over the top.
  • Serve cold.


Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 572mg | Potassium: 464mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5425IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 2.3mg
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  1. I love sushi (and sriracha)- this recipe makes it easy to enjoy it at home! Thanks!

  2. This is a great idea! I love sushi rolls & this looks like it would be so much easier to prepare.

  3. Oh my gosh, that dressing!! What a great meal!

  4. I love the dressing on this

  5. I am so intimidated at the thought of rolling sushi so this deconstructed version is such a wonderful idea for me.

  6. This is my kind of salad – all the flavors of sushi without the hassle of trying to roll it up!

  7. I love sushi and they are so simple to make at home. It’s a puzzle then why I don’t make them at home at all. My son is health conscious and has the brown rice ones just like you did here.

  8. Gorgeous and love the idea of skipping the rolling process!

  9. Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily says

    YESSSSS! Now I can get my sushi fix on in a matter of minutes! Thanks for sharing!

  10. using chia seeds to make the rice “sticky” is brilliant!!! Super smart idea.

  11. I love this idea for a salad! You’re a genius 🙂

  12. I think this is a great idea!!

  13. I LOVE Siracha and Sushi. Great recipe!

  14. What a great idea for a salad! I’m loving this!

  15. OOOO Now why didn’t I think about that! We love sushi but rolling it can be a pain sometimes!

  16. This is such a great idea! I’m not a good sushi roller at all so this is going to be my go-to for sushi cravings now!

  17. My kids will love this in their lunch! And me too. Dressing looks divine.

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