When the weather is this warm, you want something refreshing! You’re less likely to eat rich, thick foods, and more likely to eat light, savory foods. No one wants to slave over the kitchen stove though, so the less heat in the kitchen the better! We’ve found the perfect recipe that’s both refreshing and requires no heat making it the best summertime snack! Add essential oil to the recipe, and you’ve got a great holistic element to it too!
Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce (Source: www.doterra.com. Submitted by Linda Powers, Arizona)
- 12 rice paper wrappers (preferably the small circular sheets)
- 2–3 medium carrots cut into match sticks or
- ¼ inch sticks
- ½ cucumber, cut into match sticks or
- ¼ inch sticks
- ½ bell pepper (yellow, red, or orange), thinly sliced
- ¼ red cabbage, thinly sliced
- ½ cup baby spinach leaves
- ½ cup alfalfa sprouts
- ¼ cup cilantro leaves chopped
- ¼ cup basil leaves chopped
- 1 drop Lemon essential oil
Fill shallow pie plate with warm water. Dampen kitchen towel with water and wring dry; place on work surface.
Submerge one rice wrapper into warm water for a few seconds or until it begins to soften. Remove from water and place on towel.
Shred cabbage in bowl, and add Lemon essential oil. Place one spinach leaf at the base of the rice paper circle. Top with cucumber, carrot, bell pepper, cabbage and alfalfa sprouts.
Carefully wrap roll from the bottom up, keeping as tight as possible.
After one complete roll, place several cilantro and basil leaves on the wrapper. Pull in sides of the wrapper (like a burrito) and continue to wrap until roll is secure.
Place on a very lightly oiled platter and cover with plastic wrap; repeat with remaining wrappers.
- 3 full tablespoons peanut or almond butter
- 1 tablespoon tamari, liquid amino, or soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 4 tablespoons warm water
- 1 drop of Lime essential oil
- Chopped peanuts for topping
Combine all ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth, adding additional water if needed. Top with chopped peanuts.
Note: Mix your dipping sauce together first and let it set so the flavors can mingle. It will taste much different after a few minutes. Taste for flavor before serving.