the prettiest of lunches
It’s not every weekday I have the chance to make a lunch this delicious, but I was working from home waiting for some furniture to be delivered so why the hell not knock up something nice during my lunch break. I had been keeping my eyes peeled for these rice paper sheets for quite a while and finally came across some at Whole Foods. They’re made by Blue Dragon and were super cheap.
You can load them with all your favourite raw veggies, but I’d strongly advise adding in the sliced spring onions as these made the dish extra good for me! They’re fun to make so get everybody involved, just make sure you’re quite gentle as they can be a little fiddly.
My peanut sauce compliments the spring rolls perfectly, so make this along side them and get dunking. Its the same sauce that I use in my Baked Tofu Buddha Bowl and I often make it to drizzle over veggies. You can control the kick of it by adjusting the sriracha sauce.
These rolls can be made in advance, are perfect for lunch or even a light dinner and ensure that you’re getting all of the veggies in. Something I’m making sure I’m doing during the colder months to fight back any nasty colds.
feeds 2 people
takes approx. 15 minutes in total.
For the Rice Paper Rolls
8 pieces of rice paper
2 carrots (peeled, and thinly sliced)
1/2 cucumber (thinly sliced)
1/2 head of red cabbage (thinly sliced)
5 spring onions (thinly sliced)
1/2 head of lettuce (thinly sliced)
For the Peanut Sauce
40g smooth peanut butter
1 tablespoon of Sriracha
1 teaspoon of soy sauce
To make your Rice Paper Rolls
1. Prepare your veg and leave to one side.
2. Pour enough boiling water onto a large plate to cover it, and carefully place one rice paper sheet onto it.
3. Hold down for 20 seconds until the rice paper is soggy, then place it delicately onto a clean chopping board.
4. Load up with your veg and fold up like a burrito. Slice off any loose/uneven ends.
5. Repeat for the remaining 7 rice paper sheets.
To make the Peanut Sauce
1. Combine your peanut butter, sriracha and soy sauce into a jug.
2. Slowly add enough boiling water whilst stirring until it becomes a sauce like consistency.
Plate up and Enjoy! – share and tag your creations with me on Instagram @whatluceeats