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By Golda Smith

What I LOVE about this dish is how simple and versatile it is. You can fill your spring rolls with just about anything you like. I choose to use raw veggies and added a side of grilled chicken because I wanted too. The sauce is a homemade ginger peanut dressing…delicious! The spring rolls are enough on their own as a meal or enjoy as an appetizer.

Ingredients

1 Organic carrot (shredded)

1 cup finely cut red cabbage

1 cup finely cut green cabbage

Handful of Swiss chard

Rice paper*

 

*I found my rice paper at my local market. If you’re local market doesn’t carry it then try Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, neighborhood Co-op or Health Food store. If all else fails then feel free to substitute with collard greens. It will be a slightly different texture but still delicious.

Directions

Slice up your veggies and place to the side

Prepare your rice paper according to the directions on the package

When ready to start filling, begin placing your veggies in the center of the rice paper. Be careful not to use too much or you may not be able to wrap it properly. I found that the rice paper torn easily and I sometimes used two (not sure if it’s because I’m still learning to use it or if it’s just very delicate…maybe both. In any case once you have your fillings set dip your fingers in water, that will help prevent the rice paper from sticking to your fingers. Fold the sides inward and then take the side closest to you and fold it over and continue rolling. If you’ve ever made a burrito, the concept is the same. If you find that your rice paper has torn, this is when you’d use a second sheet. Set your roll aside and move onto the next. I was able to make three rolls.

Ginger-Peanut Sauce

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This recipe isn’t exact so I don’t have measurements for you. For my die hard MUST have exact measurements people…my bad, you’ll have to figure it out for yourself, I can only give you estimations.

2 Tsp organic peanut butter

1-2 Tsp organic ginger juice (I LOVE the Ginger People line)

2 Tsp organic lemon juice

1 glove garlic

Salt

Directions

Place all the ingredients into your blender and hit GO. Adjust the ingredients to suite your taste.

When you make this dish please do come back and let me know how you like it. Are you on Instagram? Take a photo and hashtag #CookingWithGolda. Enjoy icon smile Raw Vegan Spring Rolls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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