Introduction: Super Fruit Sushi

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Make some fun and healthy fruit sushi!

Ingredients: Banana, Grapefruit, Orange, Mango, Jicama, Honeydew or Kiwi, Cantaloupe, Chia Seeds, Honey, and Lemon/Lemon Juice

You will also need: Apple Corer OR Glue Stick Lid & Plastic Wrap

Step 1: Nigiri: Rice

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  1. Start by cutting a 0.25" thick slice of jicama.
  2. Then, take that piece and cut out a rectangle that is 2" by 0.5". Done.

Step 2: Nigiri: Tamago

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  1. Cut out a rectangular piece of mango. It should have the same dimensions as the jicama from the previous step.
  2. Cut the ends off at an angle (see picture).
  3. Place on top of jicama.
  4. Take a toothpick dipped in honey and draw a line down the center of the mango.
  5. Sprinkle some chia seeds on the honey.
  6. Use two toothpicks to move the seeds into a straight line.
  7. Do this down the side of the mango as well.

Step 3: Nigiri: Ebi

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  1. Cut out a rectangular piece of cantaloupe. It should be slightly longer than the jicama- with one end cut at an angle.
  2. Cut the corners off to give it a rounded look.
  3. Find the midpoint of the longest side and cut downward, at an angle until you reach the the bottom end of the angled side (see picture).
  4. To make the tail, take the piece you just cut off and cut a triangle out of it. Tuck the tail underneath the end of the body so that it is sticking out.
  5. Cut little valleys on the top of the body to give it texture.
    1. Cut down at an angle
    2. Then, cut straight down.
    3. Use the knife blade to remove the piece you just cut.
  6. Place everything on top of jicama and you're done.

Step 4: ​Nigiri: Toro

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  1. Take a slice of grapefruit and peel the membrane off.
  2. Cut it so that it is the same length as the jicama (2").
  3. Then, slice it diagonally.
  4. Place on top of jicama and you're done.

Step 5: ​Rolls: Outside

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  1. Slice the bananas into little rounds.
  2. Take an apple corer and remove the center part of the banana. If you don't have an apple corer, find some sort of cylindrical lid- like the one on a glue stick. To use it, just cover the inside with a piece of plastic wrap and push down on the center of the banana.
  3. Remove the peel and dip the banana into lemon juice (to prevent browning).
  4. Roll the outside of the banana in honey.
  5. Roll the banana in chia seeds.
  6. Cleanup by using a toothpick to move any seeds that may be on top to the sides.

Step 6: ​Rolls: Inside

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  1. Cut round pieces of kiwi (or honeydew) and cantaloupe to fill the center of the banana. If the pieces you make are not tall enough, take half of one of the banana pieces you just removed and put it back into the hole- then place the kiwi or cantaloupe on top of that.
  2. For the grapefruit, just keep pushing small pieces into the hole until it is full.
  3. Try different combinations of fruit to make colorful rolls. Just add the fruit in one piece at a time.

Comments

HollyMann (author)2016-05-21

This is awesome! I love them. :) I will do this for my son one of these days.

Sofiaan (author)2015-01-30

mmm....I love sushi, but I never tasted fruid sushi! Thanks

krivas (author)Sofiaan2015-02-03

You should make some!

CrazyClever (author)2015-01-31

This is brilliantly clever, I love it! Thanks for sharing :)

krivas (author)CrazyClever2015-02-03

Thank you!

Thanks!

These look so good!

gdingle made it! (author)2015-02-01

It took me a little while to make these as the Banana pieces seemed to split down the sides when using the Apple corer (so wasted as much as I produced) but worth the effort!

krivas (author)gdingle2015-02-03

They look great!!

danial-hajili80 (author)2015-02-01

very very nice

cdstudioNH (author)2015-01-27

Very lovely! What kind of knives are those? All printed and artsy...

tnolan2 (author)cdstudioNH2015-01-29

The knives are "KAI Pure Komachi 2". They are high carbon stainless steel. I got my 6 piece set at Costco.

cdstudioNH (author)tnolan22015-01-29

No Costco near me, so I just ordered the set from Amazon. I'm going to make a cloth knife holder roll-up and give to my daughter for her 16th birthday!

krivas (author)tnolan22015-01-29

I got mine at Costco as well.

gdingle (author)2015-01-29

I'm making these for a work buffet, love the idea!

krivas (author)gdingle2015-01-29

Awesome!

peppypickle (author)2015-01-29

what a fantastic Instructable, thanks for sharing! I really like how you use jicama for the rice! so clever!

krivas (author)peppypickle2015-01-29

Thank you! At first I tried using banana, but decided to switch to jicama because it looked better and was easier to work with.

ElizabethGreene (author)2015-01-29

Those are lovely. Well done.

krivas (author)ElizabethGreene2015-01-29

Thank you!

Bacon_Phat (author)2015-01-29

This is really great!! Well done! Best kind of sushi for Colorado!!

krivas (author)Bacon_Phat2015-01-29

Thank you!

Mermaid716 (author)2015-01-29

Awesome, really cool. Great job!!

krivas (author)Mermaid7162015-01-29

Thanks!

femmepasseule (author)2015-01-29

I would imagine black sesame seeds would be good in place of the chia seeds. Can find those relatively cheap at asian and middle eastern stores.

krivas (author)femmepasseule2015-01-29

Black sesame seeds would definitely give the outside a nice, dark look.

ladybanksia99 (author)2015-01-29

This is very cool. Thanks for the upload.... thinking I might try blood oranges in place of the grapefruit. Although, grapefruit without the membrane is actually more sweet-tasting than with it. Wonder if you could dilute the honey just a touch with water or juice and apply it with a brush? Or maybe for the finer details with the seeds, put the honey in a plastic bag and snip the corner and pipe it where you want it.

Would we need to 'dry off' the items before working with them with a paper towel?

An 'apple swan' in the center of a platterful of this would be over the top!

krivas (author)ladybanksia992015-01-29

While eating the grapefruit, I had the same thoughts about the honey! It wasn't bad, but it would have been better had I dipped the jicama and/or grapefruit in honey, or brushed it on as you suggested. Using blood oranges is also an excellent idea!

Some seeds will end up sticking to parts of the fruit that aren't even covered in honey, just because of the natural stickiness of fruit. So, there will always be a few seeds that end up wherever they please, regardless of how the honey is applied. But, your idea does allow for more control. I didn't use paper towels to dry anything but you can if you feel that you need to.

thekites (author)2015-01-27

Genius! And such a beautiful result, I love this Instructable.

krivas (author)thekites2015-01-29

Thank you!

homemaker42 (author)2015-01-27

I am so making this. Thanks for the share.

krivas (author)homemaker422015-01-29

Awesome!

carlos66ba (author)2015-01-27

Brilliant!

krivas (author)carlos66ba2015-01-29

Thanks!

nliwilson (author)2015-01-29

Looks and sounds great but unfortunately jicama is not readily available here in the UK.

It's worth mentioning that in Japan Sushi (which is Japanese short grain rice preserved with Mirin vinegar and flavoured with Mirin, not raw fish) is served with fruit as neta or "toppings" as well as Sashimi (raw fish), vegitables, cooked fish, sweet omelette, shell fish, Tofu, fish eggs, meat, pickles and a horrific Japanese "delicacy" made from fermented Soya beans called Nattō.

DIY-Guy (author)nliwilson2015-01-29

Kudos to the author!
Replying to another posting regarding Japanese Natto-
Natto is a different taste than most westerners expect, but if you were raised vegetarian with health food it's much less "different" than something like Marmite (ask an Aussie about this one).

Natto is not bad, it's jut not a flavor that many people can relate to. It's like yogurt/goat cheese/tempeh for flavor, with the chewy texture of soaked soybeans.

Durian fruit though is almost universally considered unpalatable by western tastes, unless you grew up on an Island area.

nliwilson (author)DIY-Guy2015-01-29

Haha! Actually for Aussies it's Vegimite, Marmite is very British. :)
I know it's about what you've been brought up with and to be fair I have tried Nattō with an open mind but struggled to swallow it. The Marmite/Vegimite comparison is pretty good but I had a Japanese retailer compare it more to blue cheese and I kind of get that?
Durian fruit is an extraordinary thing, don't trust anyone who tells you it smells like infected feet but is "actually really nice" they just want to see your face when you find it tastes much like it smells. It's banned from Thai hotel rooms because they can't get the smell out! Best not to use it in fruit Sushi.
I've joked about things but I highly recommend trying everything at least once with an open mind because from time to time you will find something you didn't expect to enjoy becomes a real treat, especially in Japan. I'm even willing to try Funazushi (fermented raw fish)… if I can get passed the smell. ;D

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