Crystal Spring Rolls
11 February 2015
This wonderfully delicious and extremely healthy combination is a great replacement for traditional deep fried spring rolls. The delicate hint of fresh herbs coupled with the delightful crunch of fresh veggies makes this the perfect light meal for a warm summer’s day or night.
Serving Size: 1-2
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
For Crystal Salad Rolls
Half avocado sliced into long thin pieces
Half cucumber –sliced into julienne strips
5 baby carrots – sliced into julienne strips
2 cups baby spinach – finely chopped
½ cup fresh basil – finely chopped
3-5 rice paper sheets – these are available from most supermarket and all Chinese supermarkets
2 chicken breasts – cut into slices and marinade in fresh lemon juice, salt, pepper and olive oil (optional)
For Soy-Ginger Dipping Sauce
¼ cup soy sauce
1 ½ tbsp. water
1 tsp. crushed ginger
2 tsp. xylitol / honey
1 tsp. green curry paste
Prepare Salad Rolls
Prepare all herbs and vegetables – cutting into fine julienne strips – approximately 5cm in length
Step 2 (Optional):
Place marinated chicken strips in oven proof dish and grill for approximately 15 minutes until cooked through.
Remove from oven and allow to cool
Fill large bowl with water (room temperature)
Place the 3-5 rice paper sheets in bowl of water and soak until paper softens
Only remove the sheet you are working with and leave the rest of the sheets in the water
Remove 1 rice paper sheet from the water and lay flat on clean chopping board
Layer basil at the bottom, followed by cucumber, carrots, avocado, spinach and chicken (optional) in the centre of the rice paper sheet.
Make sure to leave sufficient space to fold rice paper
Do not over fill the rice paper sheet, otherwise it will break
Fold top and bottom of rice paper sheet towards one another to cover filling
Then wrap tightly from left to right to form a roll.
Cut in half
Repeat for all rolls
Prepare Soy Sauce
Combine all ingredients for dipping sauce in food processor and blend for 2 mins until thoroughly combined.
Pour dipping sauce into small bowl
Serve salad rolls cool with a side of soy-ginger dipping sauce
Yours in Health Always,