These beauties are my new favorite! They are so versatile and fit nicely into the 21 Day Fix Plan. Salads get boring and being on the road all day these are a perfect dish to eat on the go! I can easily control what goes in them and tailor them to my taste preference.
I often eat fresh spring rolls as a meal but they are a great snack, an companion to a Asian meal or an impressive appetizer! A tray of these rainbow colored rolls will delight party goers and you can partake without straying from your 21 Day Fix meal plan!
Spring rolls can be filled with just about any vegetables that you like. I often grab whatever is in my vegetable drawer and go to town. There are a quick and easy no cook meal! Adding some fresh herbs such as cilantro, slivered fresh basil, fresh grated ginger or even a touch of mint is delicious. I usually eat vegetable spring rolls but on occasion will add cooked shrimp or shredded chicken. Adding protein definitely bumps them up to a more substantial meal!
The most difficult part of making the spring rolls is rolling them up. The paper is a bit sticky but after making one or two you will get the hang of it.
The first thing you want to do is to prep your vegetables. Then soften your rice wrappers. I used what I had in the refrigerator here: cucumbers, peppers, lettuce and carrots (multi colored carrots also make a beautiful presentation).
After softening the wrapper in water lay it on your work surface and spread it out.
Place lettuce horizontally on your wrapper, just below the middle. Instead of slivering your lettuce leaves you can also just lay a leaf on the wrapper.
Follow with vegetables and herbs. I add a little cilantro or basil and fresh grated ginger. Mint may be good also!
Fold in both of the sides of the wrapper and gently press to seal.
Roll the spring roll up towards the top of the wrapper. If your wrapper won’t seal closed, sprinkle the top with a bit of water.
The rice wrappers are very forgiving so do not worry about wrinkles!
And do not forget dipping sauces! My favorite are sweet asian chili sauce and peanut suace. Check out our recipes for healthy versions of these sauces.
If you are following the 21 Day Fix: 3 vegetable rolls is equal to 1 yellow, 1 green; 3 vegetable and shrimp or chicken rolls is equal to 1 yellow, 1 green and 1 red. If including avocado add 1 blue.
Spring Rolls a healthy option to include vegetables on the 21 Day Fix Meal Plan! Versatile, pretty, quick and easy! This recipe serves one if eating it as a meal. It is easy to increase the servings.
- 1 cup of fresh, raw vegetables: lettuce, peppers (green, red, orange, yellow), carrots, Chinese cabbage, cucumbers, bean sprouts .....
- 3 sheets rice paper
- cilantro, fresh basil, freshly grated ginger
- avocado (1/4)
- lemon juice
- Optional: 3/4 cup cooked shrimp or shredded chicken; 3 Tablespoons diced mango
- Slice vegetables into matchsticks or slivers. If using cucumbers seed them first.
- You can leave the lettuce leaves whole, if desired.
- Slice avocado and sprinkle with lemon juice
- Fill a pie pan/dish half way with warm water
- Place 1 rice paper sheet in water to soften about 15 seconds (it will soften quickly and resemble saran wrap)
- Lay softened paper on your work surface and spread it out.
- Place lettuce horizontally on your wrapper, just below the middle.
- Follow with vegetables and herbs.
- Fold the bottom of the wrapper up over the filling and gently press down.
- Fold in both of the sides of the wrapper and gently press to seal.
- Continue rolling the spring roll up towards the top of the wrapper.
- If your wrapper won’t seal closed, sprinkle the top with a bit of water
- Make one roll at a time.
- For appetizers cut the rolls in half.
- Serve with dipping sauce such as sweet chili sauce or peanut sauce
- 21 Day Fix Container Counts: 3 vegetable rolls is equal to 1 yellow, 1 green; 3 vegetable and shrimp or chicken rolls is equal to 1 yellow, 1 green and 1 red. If including avocado add 1 blue.
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