Caterpillar Roll (How to Make an Avocado Topping for Sushi)

Servings: 2 rolls
Author: Alyona's Cooking
A Caterpillar roll resembles the insect like appearance, as slices of avocado are wrapped around a sushi roll in an overlapping pattern. This caterpillar roll post is more of a tutorial on how to make an avocado topping for sushi. With this guide and some visuals you could make that appealing avocado top for sushi also known as the caterpillar roll!


  • 2 fully made sushi rolls
  • 1 avocado peeled, cored & cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice optional


  • Thinly slice the avocado horizontally (short way across.) Place enough slices over a sushi roll, overlapping each other to cover the top. (Half of an avocado should cover one roll.)
  • Place ceramic wrap over the roll and gently shape the avocado into it, by patting the top down (DO NOT ROLL the whole roll over.)
  • Remove bamboo mat and with the ceramic wrap still intact, slice roll into 8 equal pieces. Remove wrap and drizzle with desired sauces.
  • (NOTE: Rub 1 tsp of lemon juice over 1 whole avocado to help prevent browning, before slicing.)