Healthy grazing: Green goodness summer wraps
THIS HAS TO BE ONE OF THE EASIEST WAYS TO EAT MORE SALAD GREENS! CRISP, CRUNCHY AND VIBRANT VEGETABLE WRAPS ARE ALSO THE ULTIMATE HEALTHY SUMMER PARTY STARTER
Who loves rice paper wraps? Me! I am such a big fan because they are healthy, nutritious and you can load them up with all your favourite green produce. They are also very easy to make; once you get the rolling technique down, you can roll them out in no time, making them perfect to serve for a light lunch/ dinner or to take on a summer picnic. These rice paper wraps are fresh, crispy and loaded with lots of my favourite green vegetables.
You could also add other green vegetables of your choice such as asparagus, zucchini, broccoli and spinach. Or, if you wish to make them more colourful, add other veges like carrots and capsicums . I serve these with with my green goddess mint dipping sauce and an array of fresh-cut summer fruits.
Green goodness summer rice paper wraps with green goddess mint dipping sauce
9-10 sheets rice paper
1/2 cucumber, sliced into long strips (roughly the same length as the beans)
250g green beans, trimmed and blanched
1 cos lettuce, sliced
1/4 green cabbage, thinly sliced Bunch of cavolo nero, stems removed and thinly sliced
50g pea shoots
Small bunch of fresh mint leaves and/or coriander
Other greens of your choice and sliced avocado
Fruit or vegetable sticks, to serve
1 Fill a large bowl with warm water. 2 Place one sheet of rice paper in the water and soak for about 30 seconds, then remove and place on a damp tea towel.
3 Start filling your rice paper: I start with a few strips of cucumber, 2-3 beans, then layer in the greens and pea shoots (take care not to overfill). 4 Once you have added a little of all the vegetables, fold part of the rice paper over the filling, then roll it up firmly, sealing in both sides. 5 Cut in half and place on a serving platter. Repeat to make approximately 8-9 more wraps.
6 Serve with fresh fruit or sliced vegetable sticks and green goddess mint dipping sauce. GREEN GODDESS MINT
1/4 cup tahini
Handful of fresh mint
1/3 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 cups of mixed spinach and kale leaves
Juice of 2 lemons and zest of 1 lemon 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup rice milk
1/3 cup water
1 tsp sea salt
1 Put all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.
2 Pour into a bowl for dipping.