Experiencing summer heat? Then you need to try out this spring roll with this super addicting peanut sauce.

spring roll

INGREDIENTS FOR SPRING ROLL AND PEANUT SAUCE:

This recipe is packed with lots of vegetables and herbs. If you are looking for ways to get rid of vegetables, then this is the perfect recipe for you since you can almost add anything to it! And it tastes especially amazing when you dip it into this addicting peanut sauce.

What’s in the spring roll?

Tons of veggies and herbs like red cabbage, cilantro, carrot, cucumber, jalapeño, green onion, basil, and iceberg!

What’s in the peanut sauce?

The peanuts sauce consists of peanut butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic powder, maple syrup, and water.

Before we get cooking, let’s learn about the ingredients in this dish and just how it can effect our body from both beneficial and “things to watch out for” point of view.

DISCLAIMER ALERT! All of my posts are not intended to treat or override the decision to see your personal doctor or physician. I strongly advise everyone to discuss any serious condition or to your medical health provider. Everything I say and write are all based on personal experience and through reading materials provided by medical professionals. I believe everyone’s body is unique and there’s no one miracle diet or medicine for everyone! I am here only to provide and share knowledge I have learned from the general holistic wellness point of view. All of the information and recipes that I am providing are safe for majority of people. All of the information listed can be found through the reference

BENEFITS:

Cucumber:

  • Quenches thirst.
  • Cools body down from heat.

Red Cabbage:

  • Fights inflammation.
  • Improves gut health.

Green Onion:

  • Full of anti oxidant that help fight free radicals.
  • Produces collagen for your skin.
  • Fights cold.
  • Regulate blood sugar.
  • Improves digestion.

Cilantro:

  • Fights diabetes.

Basil:

  • Reduce free radicals that attacks the heart.
  • Improves mental health by reducing anxiety and depression.
  • Improves focus.

Sesame Seed/Oil:

THINGS TO KNOW:

  • If you are allergic to peanuts, you can make it with almond butter or do 1/2 tahini and 1/2 almond butter!

References:

Goldsmith, E., & Klein, M. (2017). Foods that heal: their nature, flavor and therapeutic value according to Chinese medicine. In Nutritional healing with Chinese medicine: +175 recipes for optimal health (pp. 184–205). essay, Robert Rose Inc.

Kamal-Eldin A, Moazzami A, Washi S. Sesame seed lignans: potent physiological modulators and possible ingredients in functional foods & nutraceuticals. Recent Pat Food Nutr Agric. 2011 Jan;3(1):17-29. doi: 10.2174/2212798411103010017. PMID: 21114470.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Spring Roll and Peanut Sauce (GF+Vegan)

Are you summer heat? Then you need to try out this spring roll with this super addicting peanut sauce.
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Author Yu-Hua Golnick

Ingredients

Peanut Sauce

  • cup creamy peanut butter or almond butter
  • 2 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp gluten free soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp water

Spring Roll

  • 6-10 rice paper sheets
  • 4 oz rice noodle, cooked
  • 2 mini cucumber, sliced
  • 1/4 purple cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch cilantro or parsley, roughly chopped
  • 3 stalk green onion, sliced into rounds
  • 2 carrot, sliced
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced
  • 1 cup iceberg greens, chopped
  • 1/4 cup basil, chiffonade

Instructions

Peanut Sauce

  • Whisk all of the ingredients together until combined.

Spring Roll

  • Chop and slice all of the vegetables and set aside.
  • Bring a pot of water to boil and cook rice noodle based on the package direction.
  • Have a container that holds warm/hot water to soften the rice paper.
  • Now' the fun time! Dip rice paper in water for about 10 second or soft.
  • Take it out and lay on the counter. Place the vegetables/ noodles/ aromatic in any order you wish. Roll 1/3 of the way and fold in the sides and continue to roll and leave as whole or cut in half.
  • Serve with the peanut sauce and enjoy!

Notes

  • Feel free to add any type of protein like tofu, chicken, shrimp into the wrap as well!
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