Monday, May 26, 2014

Honey-Lime Spring Rolls

These vegetable spring rolls are perfectly light & fresh for lunch, dinner or a fun appetizer!  They are a great way to enjoy salad by adding a bit of novelty and bite size manageability by rolling the vegetables into rice paper wraps.  It’s also easy to make once you’re used to working with the wrappers.   Lately, radishes have been finding their way into our kitchen and we really enjoyed incorporating their spicy crunch into this recipe.  Of course, spring rolls are good on their own, but the fresh crunch of the spring rolls pairs nicely with our homemade honey-lime vinaigrette.  

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Salad
  • 3 Romaine Lettuce leaves;  chopped
  • 1 Carrot;  julienned
  • 3 radishes;  sliced
  • 3 inches of English Cucumber;  julienned
  • 1/2 Avocado;  sliced
  • Parsley;  finely chopped
  • Rice Paper Wraps
  • Salt and Pepper

Vibaigrette
  • 1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Honey
  • 2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Lime;  juiced

Preparations:
  • Wash and clean all fresh produce.
  • Thinly julienne all radishes, the English cucumber and the carrot.
  • Shred the lettuce leaves and spring onions into a thin chiffonade. 
  • Finely chop the parsley and then mix all produce into a large mixing bowl.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Working with one wrap at a time, soak the rice paper in warm water for 5 seconds or until pliable.
  • Lay out onto a dry cutting board or work surface and a place small amount of the mixture onto one side of the rice paper wrapper.  Core and thinly slice the avocado.  Then, arrange 2-3 slices of avocado on top of the salad.  Fold the smaller edge over until all the ingredients are covered.  At this point, we prefer to also fold in the ends of the wrap to keep the salad from slipping out.
  • Finally, roll up the rest of the rice paper as tightly as possible without tearing. 
  • To prepare the dipping sauce of this recipe, simply combine soy sauce, red wine vinegar, honey, coconut oil and lime juice.  Depending on you ingredients, you may have to adjust the ratio of acidity by adding a little bit more honey or vinegar.
  • Slice the wraps in half on a small bias, plate and enjoy. 
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        Nina & Spencer

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