Get healthy cooking tips for how to prep healthy fruits and vegetables for homemade sushi rolls.

EatingWell Editors

Get healthy cooking tips for how to prep healthy fruits and vegetables for homemade sushi rolls. Slice: Cut fruits and veggies into long narrow strips. Serve tender fruits, vegetables andherbs raw. Blanch: Drop hard vegetables, such as carrots, asparagus and sweet potato, intoboiling water for about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl of ice water. Drain and dry. Pan Roast:For shiitakes, broccoli rabe stems (without the leaves) and whole scallions, heat a large stainless or cast-iron skillet overhigh heat until very hot; add vegetables, place a weight on top (such as another skillet or pan) and roast until blackened inspots. Turn and blacken the other side. Toss hot vegetables with a clove of minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon each reduced-sodium soysauce, toasted sesame oil and lime juice and a pinch of salt.

July/August 2012
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