4 EASY ways to make Mango Avocado Sushi Roll, with step-by-step PICTURES! Say bye to sushi that falls apart with this ultimate guide to make your mango maki roll!

Mango avocado sushi roll with mango slices on top, arranged in a wooden plank.

Why You Will Love This Mango Avocado Roll


  • 💪 Healthy & Delicious: A perfect blend of healthy brown rice, fresh mango and creamy avocado, all in one roll.
  • 🥑 Vegan-friendly: Completely plant-based and gluten-free!
  • 🍋 Light & Refreshing: A perfect balance of sweet, creamy, and tangy flavors that feel light and fresh.
  • 🥢 Perfect for Sharing: Great for parties, picnics, or a fun dinner party with friends.
  • 🍽️ Versatile: Works as a main dish or a delightful appetizer/snack.
  • 😌 Four Options to Assemble: This easy mango roll recipe ensures that everyone can get sushi, even without a sushi mat!
Dipping a mango maki roll into mango sushi sauce using chopsticks.

Ingredients

To make the sushi rice, you need:

  • Short-grain brown rice: A whole-grain option that’s nutritious.
  • Water: Essential for cooking the rice.
  • Rice vinegar: Adds a tangy flavor to the sushi rice.
  • Sugar: Sweetens the rice, balancing the vinegar.
  • Salt: Enhances the overall flavor of the rice.

And for the fillings and toppings:

  • Sesame seeds: Adds a nutty flavor and a bit of crunch.
  • Nori sheets: Seaweed sheets that wrap around the sushi fillings.
  • Ripe mango: Sweet and juicy, adding a fresh contrast.
  • Avocado: Creamy texture that complements the mango.
  • Cucumber: Adds a refreshing crunch to the roll.
  • Mango sushi sauce: Optional, adds extra sweetness and flavor for serving.
Ingredients for mango avocado sushi roll with labels, on a white marbled background.

Sushi vs Temaki vs Maki vs Uramaki

As explained by Japan Guide, sushi can be defined as any dish that uses sushi rice seasoned with sushi seasoning. So temaki, maki, and uramaki are all a specific type of sushi.

Temaki is also called sushi hand roll, where the nori is formed into a cone with the fillings contained inside. Maki is a generic type of sushi roll where the nori sheet wraps the sushi from the outside. Meanwhile, uramaki is similar to maki, but we flip the rice so that the rice is outside and the nori sheet is inside together with the fillings. You can read more about the difference (pictures included) below!

Eight mango avocado maki rolls arranged on a wooden plank.

Step-by-step Instructions

First up, prepare your sushi rice by following this Brown Sushi Rice recipe. Feel free to use an instant pot for the rice.

Then mix with sesame seeds once cooled. Then wrap your bamboo sushi mat in a cling wrap.

Now it’s assembly time! I’ve prepared 4 ways for you to enjoy your sushi, starting from the easiest one.

1. Mango Sushi Bites

Cut your nori sheet into 4, then add the ingredients. For this variation, thinly slice the cucumber instead of cutting it into strips.

Mango avocado sushi bites close-up, taken at an angle, with more sushi bites in the back.

So simply just stacking the ingredients to enjoy this vegan sushi!

2. Mango Temaki (Hand Roll)

If you want to involve your guests in a sushi party but you don’t have enough bamboo sushi mats, this one is a great option!

Cut your nori sheet into 4 long strips. Then add 1-2 Tablespoons of rice to the left side of the nori. Add the remaining toppings, then start rolling. At the end, stick a bit of rice on the corner to seal the hand roll.

3. Mango Maki Roll

The classic option. Since the seaweed will wrap the rice in, this version is easier than the uramaki (inside-out roll). First, you want to assemble the fillings (mango, cucumber, and avocado slices) as shown in the pictures below.

When adding the rice, use your other hand to ‘mark’ the end of the nori sheet so that the rice will stay within the nori sheet.

And now, rolling time! Use your thumbs to lift the bottom of the sushi mat, then start rolling. You want to pack the fillings in from time to time, giving your sushi a gentle ‘massage‘.

At the top of the roll, wet your hands with water and slide your wet fingers to wet the top part of the nori. This will seal the sushi. Then continue rolling.

Once you’re done rolling, pack the left and right sides of the mango avocado roll using your knife so that the fillings stay inside.

Then cut your sushi into two, and cut each half into 4 pieces so you get 8 sushi per roll. Enjoy!

4. Mango Uramaki (Inside Out Roll)

This one is similar to the mango maki rolls above, but the rice will be outside. This one is more tricky and will require extra cling wrap, but the steps are similar.

First up, you can cut off your nori sheet into two. Then go ahead and spread your rice. Then flip the nori sheet and add the fillings on top of the nori sheet (instead of on the rice).

And now, rolling time!

Before we cut, make sure that you wrap each sushi roll with a cling wrap. Since the rice is outside, the cling wrap will help so the rice won’t fall apart.

Close-up of a mango avocado inside-out sushi roll on a wooden plank.

And if you want to go the extra mile to make a specialty mango roll, add some thin slices of mango on top of the roll, wrap the roll with a cling wrap, and cut the sushi.

Note that you can also add alternate slices of mango and avocado if you’d like.

Six pieces of mango avocado sushi roll arranged on a wooden plank.

And with that, you’re done! Enjoy your mango avocado sushi rolls!

Top Tips

  • Choose the type of roll that you’d like to make!
    • For easy options, go for the sushi bites or the hand roll.
    • If this is your first time making sushi, make the regular maki sushi where the seaweed is outside. After you get confident in rolling, then you can experiment with making the inside-out roll.
  • Wrap the Bamboo Mat: Cover the mat with cling wrap to keep it clean and make rolling easier.
  • Roll Tightly: Apply gentle pressure when rolling to keep the fillings intact without squeezing them out.
  • Sharp Damp Knife for Slicing: Clean your knife with a damp towel in between cuts, and be sure to use a sharp knife for clean cuts!
  • Practice Makes Perfect: Don’t worry if your first few rolls aren’t perfect, they will still taste great. Plus, you’ll get better with practice!
Someone adding the mango sushi sauce on top of a mango sushi roll in horizontal stripes.

Serving Suggestions

For the serving sauce, I recommend this 1-Ingredient Mango Sushi Sauce, which is made specifically to pair with Mango Sushi Rolls. You can also serve it with my Yuzu Mayo for a citrusy twist.

And for other dishes, the best way to serve any sushi is…..with more sushi! 🍣 Make this Peanut Avocado Roll for more dessert-like sushi.

For savory sushi, I recommend my Shiitake Mushroom Roll, Asparagus Sushi Roll, and Kimchi Vegetables Sushi. You can also make the good old Cucumber Roll, or the authentic Natto Rolls or Umeshiso Rolls.

Dipping a piece of mango avocado maki into a bowl of sweet mango puree sauce.

Storage and Meal Prep Instructions

Storage: Any sushi is best consumed fresh but if there are leftovers, refrigerate in an air-tight container for up to 24 hours. Note that your avocado might turn darker in color, but it should still be delicious.

Meal Prep: Feel free to cut and prepare the individual ingredients beforehand (except the avocado, which should be cut fresh), but only assemble the rolls just before you’re serving to keep things as fresh as possible!

Freezing: Do NOT freeze this mango avocado roll.

Two pairs of chopsticks taking two pieces of mango maki roll from a wooden serving board.

FAQ

Absolutely! Mango adds a delightful sweetness and vibrant color that pairs perfectly with other ingredients common in sushi.

Yes, you can! As long as you use short-grain rice, it should work. But note that you can NOT just use any type of rice since regular rice will not stick.

Yes, you can use a clean kitchen towel or wax paper wrapped in plastic wrap as an alternative.

Absolutely, feel free to add your favorite veggies like bell peppers or carrots. Just be careful that you don’t overstuff the sushi so you can still roll it tightly!

Drizzling mango dessert sauce on top of mango avocado roll sushi on a white plate.

Want More Asian Recipes?

You’re at the right place! If you want some sushi without having to roll, make my Poke Rice Bowl which uses this super easy Marinated Tofu. Or this Inari Avocado Sushi.

For more packable lunches, try my Gochujang Ramen Noodle or my Tandoori Vegetable Platter. And if you like / are curious about Indonesian cuisine, I recommend my Mum’s Authentic Vegan Rendang recipe or my Crumbled Tempeh recipe!

Mango Avocado Sushi Roll (Mango Maki, 4 Ways!)

Mango avocado maki sushi rolls taken from the side to show the fillings inside.
4 EASY ways to make Mango Avocado Sushi Roll, with step-by-step PICTURES! Say bye to sushi that falls apart with this ultimate mango maki guide!
Jem @ The Fruity Jem
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Serving Size 4 rolls

Ingredients

  • cooked sushi rice from 1 cup of uncooked sushi rice (see recipe notes below)
  • 1.5 Tablespoon sesame seeds either black, white, or mixed
  • 3-5 nori sheets use half a nori sheet for each roll of uramaki, and 1 sheet for the regular maki roll
  • 1 ripe mango sliced, more for toppings
  • 1 avocado sliced, more for toppings
  • ¼ cucumber seeds removed and sliced
  • mango sushi sauce for serving (optional, see notes)

Instructions

  • Prepare your sushi rice following the instructions in this Sushi Rice recipe.
  • Once your rice has cooled down, add in the sesame seeds. Mix well.

**Below are the Instructions for Uramaki (Inside Out Roll); for 3 other mango roll options (the easier versions), see the post & photos above.**

    Add the Fillings

    • Wrap your bamboo sushi mat with a cling wrap, covering both the front and the back side of the sushi mat.
    • Now place half a sheet of the nori, shiny side down.
    • Layer the rice on top of the nori. Use your rice paddle to spread the rice so that it covers the nori evenly, especially covering the corners and the edges of the nori. You can also use a regular tablespoon to help you with the corners to make it easier.
    • Then flip the nori so that the rice part faces down to the sushi mat, and you get the black nori on top.
    • To the bottom of the nori, add your mango, avocado, and cucumber in a horizontal strip.

    Roll the Sushi

    • Then lift up the bottom of the sushi mat using your thumbs. Use your other fingers to keep the sushi fillings in place as you start to roll the sushi up. Then gently massage your sushi to pack it in. You don't want to be too hard here so the filling won't go out of the sushi.
    • OPTIONAL: If you want to add the mango & avocado toppings on top, first make sure that your roll is placed in the middle of the sushi mat. Then layer the super thin slices of mango and avocado on top of the sushi roll.
      Lift up the top of the sushi mat to cover the sushi roll, then gently massage to pack it in. You do NOT want the sushi roll to move (so that the toppings will stay together nicely) in this step, which is why you want to place the roll in the middle of the sushi mat.
    • Whether or not you're adding the mango and avocado toppings, wrap the sushi with another piece of cling wrap. Then pack it gently again using the sushi mat.

    Slice and Serve

    • With the cling wrap on, cut the sushi roll in the middle into two, then cut each half into 3-4 pieces.
    • Serve with the optional mango sushi sauce, and you're done!

    Notes

    • Follow this Brown Sushi Rice recipe to prepare your sushi rice.
    • For serving, I recommend making this 5-Minute Mango Sushi Sauce if you have the time. If you’re tight in time, feel free to serve the mango sushi as is, or serve it with soy sauce.
    • Please read the Tips and Tricks section in the post above to make this recipe without fail!
    • Also note that the instruction in the recipe card above is to make uramaki (inside out) rolls. For easier options, I explained the 3 other ways to enjoy mango sushi in the post above, including process pictures!

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    1. 5 stars
      Made this over the weekend since we had a lot of mangoes. This is what you will make when you want to eat dessert for dinner haha!