Moroccan-inspired Sushi Rolls


Moroccan-inspired Sushi Rolls

Exotic Fusion: Moroccan-Inspired Sushi Rolls with a Twist

In the vibrant world of Moroccan cuisine, we bring you a unique twist on the traditional Japanese sushi rolls. Infused with the rich flavors and aromatic spices of Morocco, these sushi rolls offer a delightful fusion of two culinary traditions. Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure that combines the elegance of sushi with the exotic essence of Moroccan cuisine.

Jan Dec

30 minutes

10 minutes

40 minutes

4 servings


Pescatarian, Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free

Wheat (in couscous), Fish (in nori seaweed)

Vegan, Paleo, Keto, Low-carb, Soy-free


While traditional Japanese sushi is known for its simplicity and focus on fresh seafood, our Moroccan-inspired sushi rolls incorporate the bold flavors and spices commonly found in Moroccan dishes. We replace the traditional sushi rice with couscous, and fill the rolls with a variety of Moroccan-inspired ingredients such as spiced lamb, roasted vegetables, and harissa-infused sauces. We alse have the original recipe for Sushi, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 8g, 2g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 55g, 4g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the salt and olive oil.
  2. 2.
    Stir in the couscous, cover the saucepan, and remove it from the heat. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  3. 3.
    Fluff the couscous with a fork and let it cool to room temperature.
  4. 4.
    Place a sheet of nori seaweed on a bamboo sushi mat.
  5. 5.
    Spread a thin layer of couscous evenly over the nori, leaving a small border at the top.
  6. 6.
    Arrange the spiced lamb, roasted bell pepper, grilled zucchini, and julienned carrot in a line across the center of the couscous.
  7. 7.
    Roll the sushi tightly using the bamboo mat, applying gentle pressure to ensure a firm roll.
  8. 8.
    Repeat the process with the remaining ingredients.
  9. 9.
    Slice each sushi roll into bite-sized pieces.
  10. 10.
    Serve the Moroccan-inspired sushi rolls with harissa sauce for dipping.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Couscous — Fluff the couscous with a fork to ensure light and fluffy texture.
  • Spiced lamb — Cook the lamb until it is tender and well-seasoned for maximum flavor.
  • Roasted bell pepper — Remove the skin and seeds of the roasted bell pepper before slicing.
  • Grilled zucchini — Grill the zucchini until it is slightly charred for a smoky flavor.
  • Harissa sauce — Adjust the amount of harissa sauce according to your preferred level of spiciness.

Tips & Tricks

  • Experiment with different fillings such as Moroccan-spiced chicken or roasted eggplant.
  • Use a sharp knife to slice the sushi rolls for clean and neat cuts.
  • Serve the sushi rolls with a side of Moroccan mint tea for an authentic Moroccan experience.
  • Substitute the harissa sauce with a creamy yogurt-based sauce for a milder flavor.
  • Garnish the sushi rolls with toasted sesame seeds or chopped fresh herbs for added visual appeal.

Serving advice

Arrange the Moroccan-inspired sushi rolls on a platter and garnish with fresh mint leaves. Serve them as an appetizer or as part of a Moroccan-themed meal. Encourage your guests to dip the sushi rolls in the harissa sauce for an extra kick of flavor.

Presentation advice

To enhance the presentation, arrange the sushi rolls in a spiral pattern on a rectangular serving dish. Drizzle some harissa sauce in a decorative pattern over the rolls. Sprinkle chopped pistachios or pomegranate seeds on top for a pop of color and texture.