Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce
Too hot to cook? These spring rolls require no heat to prepare and are loaded with refreshing veggies. Add shredded chicken or cooked shrimp to make into a light lunch.
Created by Antonia Harvey, P.Dt
Makes: 12 spring rolls or 4-6 servings
1/4 cup smooth natural peanut butter
Juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp minced ginger
2 tbsp hot water
1 large carrot, peeled
1 red bell pepper
12 sheets of rice paper
Whisk together the peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce or tamari, brown sugar, ginger, and water in a small bowl. Set aside.
Thinly slice the cucumber, carrot, and red pepper. Peel and core the avocado, then slice into 24 pieces.
Arrange the prepared vegetables and a clean cutting board in your workspace.
Fill a shallow dish with very warm water. Place a sheet of rice paper in the water and allow to soften (about 1 minute). Remove rice paper from water and place on the cutting board.
Place 2 pieces of avocado in the centre of the rice paper, followed by some of the red pepper, carrots, and cucumber. Fold the bottom of the rice paper up and over the vegetables, then fold the sides inward, and roll up.
Repeat the above two steps until all of the rice paper has been used.
Serve the spring rolls with the prepared peanut sauce.