Sushi for sushi-haters!

There is always an uproar when I share this:  I don’t like sushi!  I just don’t!  I have tried it so many times and we have just never taken to each other.

He loves sushi!

He loves sushi!

People say “0h, you just need to try the California roll”.  So I try it– and blah.

“Oh, you just need to try sushi from a really nice sushi place”.  Good idea but still nothing.

Maybe I should try some Obama sushi??

Maybe I should try some Obama sushi??

The thing is I really do want to like it!  It looks so cool and fun to eat!  My husband says that I should give it another go since it’s been a while since I last tried it–maybe my palate has expanded since then.  We shall see!

In the meantime, here is some sushi I KNOW I would love!  Stew-dog has come up with a Cold Fruit Sushi that looks and sounds amazing!  Perfect little appetizer for an outdoor get-together.

And yet, something is missing that I just can’t put my finger on.  They need something to make them just a smidge more interesting, a little less plain-jane.

Photo courtesy of Martha Stewart

Photo courtesy of Martha Stewart


Serves 4

  • 1 small honeydew melon
  • 1 small cantaloupe
  • 1 small pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. Place the fruit on a cutting board lined with parchment. Trim the tops and bottoms of the melons and pineapple and sit them upright on the cutting board. Using a very sharp knife, cut away the rind, slicing lengthwise, working your way around the fruit. Cut about 24 very thin slices of melon in the same fashion, slicing from top to bottom, allowing the juices to collect on the parchment paper.
  2. Slice the pineapple lengthwise into 1/8-inch slices. Pile and cut into matchsticks.
  3. Pour the juices that have collected into a small bowl. Stir in the honey and set aside.
  4. To assemble the fruit sushi, lay the melon slices vertically on the cutting board. Place 3 pineapple matchsticks horizontally at the base of the melon slice and roll. Trim the base so that the rolls sit firmly on a dessert plate. Serve with the honey dipping sauce.

11 thoughts on “Sushi for sushi-haters!

  1. Have you seen Kerstin’s ( fruit dessert sushi??? I haven’t made it yet, but it’s got a chocolate “wrapper” and is dipped in chocolate sauce!

  2. People tell me the same thing about sushi as you! Oh you just don’t know what good sushi is… you just need to try this. YUCK! hilarious with the cool stuff in the middle though.

    I love the veggie idea! :) Thanks!

  3. I’ve got a dessert sushi recipe that suits people who like rice pudding – sweet coconut rice topped with fresh fruit (pineapple or mango) it is really good and not a bit like regular sushi.

  4. I love sushi! I want that Obama sushi, lol :) I guess that recipe must be pretty healthy, but I see what you mean…it’s missing some pizzazz. I’d throw some Nutella, or chocolate, or preserves in the roll or something…

  5. I cannot stand sushi… In fact, I found this page by googling “sushi Haters” to check for a support group forum. I’ve tried it many times over the past fifteen years, and at some fancy schmancy places – each and every bite had to be choked down. I do like the idea of fruit sushi!

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