Rice Paper Spring Rolls

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In our home, we love this colourful meal on a warm summer’s day. It’s so refreshing and so tasty. The time to prep all the veg is a bit time consuming but once you’ve done that, it comes together quite quickly. The ingredients I’ve listed here make 3-4 rolls each for 5 people.

1/2 cup crushed peanuts

Mint, Coriander and Basil leaves

1 head baby cos lettuce, washed and dried

2 carrots, julienned

1 capsicum, julienned

2 cucumber, julienned

2 avocado, sliced thin

2-3 green onions, cut into finger length pieces

Rice paper sheets

Peanut Sauce – recipe here

  1. Prep all veg and place on a large plate.
  2. Wash and dry herbs and add to plate.
  3. Prep green onions slices and add to plate.
  4. Crush peanuts in a mini chopper.
  5. Wash and dry lettuce leaves ready to stuff.
  6. Start by filling one lettuce leaf with around 1 tsp of crushed peanuts.
  7. Then layer a few of each veg, green onions and then the herbs.
  8. Roll up lettuce wrap. Making a lettuce roll in this way prevents the sharper veggies from poking through the rice paper.
  9. Dip rice paper sheet in warm water, shake off excess water and move to a cutting board, dry gently with a towel.
  10. Place lettuce wrapped veg 1/3 away from edge of rice paper sheet and wrap up like a burrito. First wrap one end around lettuce roll, then tuck in the sides.
  11. Continue rolling rice paper up, sealing it. There’s a great video on how to do this here.

*Optional: different veggies like zucchini, radish, sprouts or cabbage. Add proteins like cubed or sliced tofu, or grilled tempeh.

 

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