Summer weather makes us crave for foods that are light and fresh. These easy to make, nutrient-packed rainbow spring rolls are just perfect for this season.
It takes about 30 minutes to prepare these yummy rolls and they are filling, yet light on the stomach. Not only do they look gorgeous and very healthy, they actually are! To make their taste even better I’ve added a peanut dip (made out of my favorite ingredient, yes: peanut butter). So let’s check out this recipe. Are you with me? Check out the grocery list below.
I’ve added so much goodness into these lovely wraps, that it is super hard to resist them while taking photographs. Ha! Luckily I can eat as much as I want after they’ve been captured (hello, perfect lunch).
The key ingredients:
- Mint – antioxidants + calms stomach
- Cilantro – Vitamin C, A + antioxidants
- Cucumber – Vitamin B + water + fibers
- Carrot – beta carotene + vitamin A
- Beets – fiber + antioxidants
- Avocado – healthy fats
- Spinach – Vitamin A, B2, C, K + Magnesium, Iron
You also need
- 1⁄4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
- Rice paper
For the dip, you need:
- ½ cup of natural peanut butter
- 1 tbsp. tamari/ soy sauce
- 1 tbsp. lime or lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. fresh grated ginger
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- Optional: hot water to thin
Step 1 | First we are going to make the peanut dip. Grab a medium bowl and mix all of the ingredients together. Once it is mixed properly you can set it aside in your fridge.
Step 2 | Prep all your veggies so that they are thinly sliced. Make sure you slice them about 5 cm shorter than your rice wrappers.
Step 3 | Wet a towel, ring it and lay it flat on you counter top. Now bring some water to boil, then transfer this boiled water into a large bowl and let it cool of for a few minutes. Next up is placing one sheet of rice paper in the water and let this soak for about 30 seconds. Make sure you don’t soak it longer, because it will get to soft and it could tear while wrapping up the veggies. Take it out of the water and shake the rice paper in order to remove any excess water. Now lay it flat on your towel. This might be difficult the first time, but you will get it right …I promise!
Step 4 | Time to make these yummy rainbow rolls! Place your veggies evenly out in the middle of the wrap. Tightly fold the top of the wrap over the ingredients and then fold-in each side. Continue rolling, until it forms the roll. Now do the same with your other wrappies :).
Step 5 | Time to serve! Put your dip in a nice little bowl and drape your rainbow rolls on the side (check out the picture below).
Are you going to try this one out? Let me know by commenting below.