Get ready people! These are so good and so easy to make. A quick disclaimer before we start: ***These are NOT free of the top 8 common allergens as they do contain SOY. That said, they are peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish, egg, milk, wheat and gluten free!
I love Asian food and crave it often. Our days of getting take out ended when our daughter was diagnosed with her peanut and tree nut allergies. The only Asian food my daughter has ever tasted has been homemade, from scratch and within the protective walls of our home, so that I have complete control over what is in the dish. Whenever I get the urge to order in, I make these little bad boys instead and make the whole house happy.
ASIAN SPRING ROLLS WITH SUNBUTTER SOY DIPPING SAUCE
Makes as many rolls as you want!
- shredded carrots (I just use a peeler to get nice thin crunchy strips)
- purple cabbage, sliced or chopped
- baby spinach (I have also subbed kale and it was great)
- cucumber, sliced
- avocado, sliced
- rice spring roll paper
- soy sauce (buy gluten free)
- 1 tablespoon SunButter
You can really use any veggies you have on hand. I also like including bell pepper but didn't have any around today. Slice those fresh veggies right up!
Next, make the dipping sauce. I use one tablespoon (or two if I am feeding more people or want leftovers) of SunButter and then add in soy sauce while whisking constantly to mix it up well. You want it to be the consistency of a dipping sauce. I usually just eyeball it and taste test until I get the right combo of SunButter and soy. You really can't go wrong. Just remember that a little of the dipping sauce goes a LONG way. It is very flavorful. You can also add some red pepper flakes if you like a little heat.
Making the rolls is really simple. Too simple! You have to soak the rice paper in warm water to soften it up. Fill the bottom of a pie dish, flan pan or round cake pan with warm water. You don't need much. Just enough to completely submerge one rice paper under water. You only have to keep it submerged for about one minute for it to soften up. You can't really mess up with timing here either. It is pretty fool proof. If you need to leave it in longer to make it softer and more pliable, go for it.
Take the rice paper out and lay flat on a plate. Start laying the stuffing out on one side. Then tightly roll to the opposite side, folding the ends of the paper over as you roll so they are tucked in. Easy as 1-2-3!
Serve with your SunButter dipping sauce and enjoy! Sometimes I have dipping sauce leftover and we eat it with fresh sliced veggies for a snack until its all gone!
This is a simple and safe Asian dish that everyone will love. Healthy, nutritious and delicious!