Magical summer rolls

I love finger food! In restaurants, spring rolls are usually eaten as an appetizer or side dish, these summer rolls can easily shine as the main course!

Magical summer rolls

Magical summer rolls recipe

Time:  45 minutes Serves: 8-10 summer rolls

  • 8-10 rice papers
  • 1-2 avocados
  • sunflower sprouts
  • 1 big carros
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 yellow beets
  • 2 polka beets
  • cilantro (optional)

Almond butter sauce

  • 1/3 cup almond butter (raw or roasted, the roasted one will have a richer taste but the raw one is much healthier)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp brown rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 garlic clove
  • 1 small piece of red pepper (according to taste)
  • 1 small piece of fresh ginger
  • 1/3 cup water

DIRECTIONS

Make the sauce by blending all ingredients in a high speed blender. Blend until smooth.

    Magical summer rolls recipe
    Magical summer rolls recipe

    Good to know if you're making spring rolls for the first time

    • You don't need too use hot water for the rice papers
    • The rice papers will become soft and get a jelly like texture after 1-2 minutes
    • Always use a slightly wet cutting board when you're wrapping the rice papers, this is to make sure they don't stick to the surface and break
    • It's good to have thinly sliced beets or romaine leafs to put all ingredients in before you wrap it in your rice paper, it's just easier that way
    • Chop all the veggies very thin or use a mandolin to get a nice texture of your fresh spring rolls
    • Sprouts come in all tastes and color, my favorites are beet sprouts, choose a kind that doesn't taste too much so it won't over shine the other flavors
    • Chop up a lot of veggies, you don't want to start and then realize you don't have enough to fill your spring rolls with
    • Save the leftovers in a glass container, so you'll have a nice salad ready in the fridge or, if you're like me, you'll just make more spring rolls the next day :P
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    If you've never made rice paper rolls before, make sure to check on youtube quick. There's plenty of good videos that will make your rice paper rolling easier and FUN!

    Is a raw chef and recipe developer at Happy Health blog. She work as a raw food pastry chef, recipe developer, food stylist, photographer and personal chef.