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Fresh Summer Rolls

posted Apr 11, 2014, 10:29 PM by Rebecca Smith

Fresh summer rolls with basil, avocado, kale + spicy garlic peanut sauce

serves 2-4

Peanut sauce:
2 garlic cloves, minced 
1 tablespoon chunk of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
2 tablespoons each of tamari, maple syrup, and lime juice
Chili powder, to taste 
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup water (more or less as needed) 

Rolls:

1 cup cooked vermicelli (AKA rice noodles) 
5-8 rice paper sheets
1 carrot
1 avocado
1/3 cucumber
1 cup fresh basil
1/2 cup cilantro
5-8 kale leaves
1/2 red pepper

To make the peanut sauce: blend or mix together all the ingredients until smooth. If you like, sautee the garlic and ginger first to bring out more flavour. Set aside in a bowl. 


To make the wraps: cut all the veggies into thin strips. Dip your rice paper sheets in warm water so they soften and become pliable (do this one at a time), then arrange your fillings in the middle. Fold over two ends, then wrap it up like a burrito, making it as tight as possible. It might take a few tries to get it perfect. Serve with the sauce and enjoy nature's elegant beauty. 
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