I’m Jackie, a stay at home vegan mommy of one amazing little girl. My daughter, Zoey, is three years old, a huge Disney aficionado and Minnie Mouse super fan. She’s also the most amazing little helper in the kitchen that a mother could ask for, and so she is… my Minnie Chef.

Minnie Cucumber Sushi

Minnie Cucumber Sushi

Who’s excited about homemade sushi that doesn’t take over an hour to make and leave behind a sticky mess with tons to clean? 🙋🏻  These raw, rice free, completely plant-based cucumber alternatives are so much healthier than the real thing and are completely no-fuss!  They take just about 5 minutes to make and there’s no nori involved to scare away those leery toddlers.  This is the perfect lunch or snack to satisfy the whole family!  

There’s also a ton of room for creativity with these.  They make a great veggie appetizer for a party or dinner party—instead of serving chips with your guacamole, try putting it in a cucumber instead.  Want to fancy them up a bit for a party?  Instead of topping the avocado with julienned veggies, sprinkle over some toasted sesame seeds and a drizzle of sriracha. If you aren’t into radishes or carrots, replace those with something else like zucchini or bell peppers.  Not a fan of guacamole?  Fill your cucumbers with hummus instead.  The possibilities are endless, but fun nonetheless!  

Servings Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
1 5 mins. 0 mins. 5 mins.


  • 1 cucumber, peeled or unpeeled
  • 1 carrot, peeled
  • 2 radishes
  • ½ an avocado
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Cut cucumber into 8 approximately ¾ inch to 1-inch thick rounds.
  2. Using a melon baller, scoop 2/3 of the center out, leaving the bottom in tact to hold filling. 
  3. Cut an avocado in half and scoop half into a bowl.  Season with the juice of half a lime and salt and pepper to taste and mash together with a fork.
  4. Cut carrot into 4 approximately 1 inch chunks.  Then carefully cut each chunk into fairly thin slices longways.  Then cut each slice into strips. 
  5. Slice radishes into fairly thin slices.  Then cut each slice into strips.
  6. Using a teaspoon, scoop 1 spoonful of avocado into each cucumber round.  Top each with some carrots and radishes. 
  7. Serve and enjoy!     

Toddler Tip:

Your toddlers can get so involved in this recipe! Let them make the avocado filling by mashing the avocado, squeezing the lime into it and seasoning it with salt and pepper. Let them spoon the filling into the cucumber rounds and top each one with the veggies of their choice!

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