AIP Nori Bites Recipe
You can eat a lot more than you think on autoimmune protocol. Move over sushi ― this AIP nori bites recipe has a place on our plate for sure!
What Are Nori Bites?
Well, to back up a step, let’s talk nori. It’s a friendlier term for seaweed. It’s also the green stuff used to wrap sushi.
It does have a distinctive flavor, but there are plenty of palatable uses for these sheets of green. Many snacks on flavored nori, which often has some knockout spices on it.
It can be a good companion to soup or salad, and of course, it’s a staple in sushi.
This recipe uses nori in a fairly traditional way, to contain our take on sushi.
How I Made This AIP
The great thing for seafood lovers that have an autoimmune condition is that your precious shrimp, salmon, sole, and other swimmers are still OK to eat!
For these nori bites, I opted for smoked salmon as a safe and simple alternative to raw fish.
I also did not include rice. As a grain, it’s off-limits for AIP and didn’t make the cut for this dish.
Instead, I included cucumber and carrot, sliced into extra thin matchsticks. A bit of green onion adds additional crunch and flavor.
I think these veggies are a perfect match for the salmon and nori, but if you’re missing the rice you could always make some cauliflower rice.
You may be thinking this concoction seems a little dry. You’re right. It definitely could use sauce.
The sauce I created for the nori bites is a blend of coconut cream and coconut aminos. Coconut aminos tastes like soy sauce, but typically does not contain gluten (check your label though!).
The easiest way to do coconut cream is to buy a can of it, but you can also get it by refrigerating a can of coconut milk. The milk method requires a bit more work and time, so I like to have a can of coconut cream on hand for easy access.
The Definitive Guide to AIP
When you get diagnosed with an autoimmune condition, it’s a lot to take in. You listen to your doctors, do your research, and get used to a new state of normal.
Tackling an entirely new diet on top of that can be pretty daunting, especially as one that is as specific and strict as AIP.
But it isn’t just some weight-loss gimmick targeted toward the masses. AIP helps you determine what foods your body is sensitive to by elimination.
It’s tough, but many people experience a reduction of symptoms on AIP. If you’re ready to give it a shot, the definitive guide to AIP is a must-read for your journey.
It’s full of great advice and doesn’t cost a thing! I’m sure you’ll find it very informative.
These bite-size treats are stuffed with tasty bits of goodness.
For the sauce:
For the nori bites:
- 2 nori sheets
- 5.3 oz of smoked salmon (148 g)
- 1/4 cucumber (55 g), cut into thin sticks
- 1/4 carrot (13 g), peeled and sliced into matchsticks
- 1 green onion (5 g), sliced
- cilantro, to garnish
- Make a quick sauce by combining the coconut cream and coconut aminos. Set aside.
- Cut the nori sheets into 4 equal pieces to create 8 little squares. Dampen the nori by running a damp finger over the sheets until they can roll up.
- Place a small dollop of sauce onto each square then add the rest of the ingredients onto each piece. Roll up the squares and enjoy!
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Serving Size: 4 bites
- Calories: 152
- Sugar: 1 g
- Fat: 7 g
- Carbohydrates: 3 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 15 g