Obsessed with these -> they are so simple to make & you can stuff them with all the delicious ingredients your little heart desires! Summer rolls are the perfect snack for when it’s hot outside & you don’t want to turn your oven on (here’s looking at you, Cades) or when you need a quick but energizing lunch because they are loaded with fresh veggies & fruits and healthy fats. What’s also really great about summer rolls is it’s easy to prep only a few for yourself or make a bunch to serve. There is really no set recipe as to what you should fill your summer rolls with but I would never ever ever leave avocado out of mine!
I love to dip them in my favorite peanut sauce but also decided to make some sweet chili sauce too -> the perfect duo!
Rainbow Summer Rolls
- rice paper (this stuff slightly grosses me out)
- red cabbage
Keep in mind you can add or take out whatever!
Sweet Chili Sauce
- 1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 clove garlic, minced or grated
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 garlic clove
- 6 tablespoons smooth peanut butter (or other nut butter)
- 2.5 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons low-sodium tamari
- 1-2 tablespoons water, as needed
- 1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup (or other sweetener)
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1. Slice all veggies and fruits into thin strips/pieces.
2. Take a rice paper wrapper and soak it into warm water from both sides until it softens. Be easy when you take it out of the water!
3. Place it on a flat surface and arrange the fresh ingredients in the center of the sheet horizontally- starting with the lettuce so it’s easier to roll.
4. Fold the rice paper over the ingredients (pushing them back) and fold the sides in towards the middle like a burrito. Roll it up firmly and put aside.
5. After you finish the rolls you can cut them in half and place on a serving platter or a bowl.
6. For the sauces, stir all ingredients together (add more water for desired consistency).
Some benefits of the ingredients:
Mint – antioxidants + calms stomach
Cucumber – vitamin C, beta-carotene + hydrating
Red Cabbage – vitamin C, A, K + helps prevent cancer
Mango – vitamin C, A, fiber + antioxidants
Carrot – beta carotene + vitamin A
I hope you decide to try these out some time & love them as much as I do! Mangia!