Vietnamese Rainbow Rolls

Nutrition / Recipes / May 30, 2014

Packed with bone building vitamins and minerals

These light and delicious Vietnamese rolls are a great all-year-round appetizer, especially in the summer! The combination of fresh vegetables and herbs as well as your choice of a protein, make these rolls simple and refreshing. The peanut dipping sauce in this recipe not only tastes good, but boasts fresh ginger, which has anti-inflammatory properties.


Vietnamese Rainbow Rolls

Did you know: 1/4 cup of peanuts contains 35% of your Daily Value of manganese, which aids in calcium absorption.

Course Side Dish,Snack
Cuisine Vietnamese
Keyword carrot,cucumber,roll,vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 rolls
Calories 292 kcal

Instructions

Peanut Sauce

  1. Blend or mix together all the ingredients until smooth. To bring out more of the flavors saute the garlic and ginger first. Set aside in a bowl.

Rainbow Rolls

  1. Cut all the veggies into thin strips.
  2. Dip your rice paper sheets in warm water so they soften and then arrange your fillings in the middle.
  3. Fold over two ends, then wrap it, making it as tight as possible.
  4. Serve with peanut sauce.

Recipe Notes

Can add cooked wild shrimp or organic grass-fed chicken.

Ingredients

Peanut Sauce

  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tamari to taste
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup to taste
  • 2 tbsp lime juice to taste
  • 1 tsp chili powder to taste
  • 1/3 cup water

Rainbow Rolls

  • 1 cup vermicelli cooked
  • 6-8 rice paper sheets
  • 1 carrot organic
  • 1 avocado organic
  • 1/3 cucumber organic
  • 1 cup basil organic
  • 5-8 kale leaves organic
  • 1/2 red pepper organic, sliced
Nutrition Facts
Vietnamese Rainbow Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 461mg20%
Potassium 480mg14%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 5370IU107%
Vitamin C 57.5mg70%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Author: Monica Straith, BS

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