Cold Rolls for Hot Days
Laura and I love these. Actually, that’s an understatement.
These cold rolls are one of our all time fav things to make. And we can back that up with approx. 46 reasons why we love them. But instead, I’ll list a few and I’m certain you will be sold.
These cold rolls are unbelievably tasty. Like, super, super, super delicious. The vegetables all work together perfectly, creating a euphoric combination of textures and tastes in your mouth. They are simply incredible.
Secondly, they couldn’t be easier to make. I mean seriously. There is only one ingredient you need to locate (the rice paper) which you can find within a ten minute walk of wherever you live. In fact, there are 5 places that sell them within a ten minute walk of where I am sitting right now.
Lastly, they are healthy. Not ‘super power E3Live’ healthy. But there is NOTHING even remotely close to bad for you in these.
Ok, enough small talk.
I’ll let you get on with your day so you can make these, like NOW.
Rice paper (Big, circular things. They’re sold for this very purpose).
One head romaine lettuce (Wash it, but don’t cut/rip/tear it).
Spring Onion (green onion)
1 or 2 avocado
Dipping Sauce of your choice (suggestions: Hoisen or Sweet Chili Sauce).
Grate the carrots and beet.
Slice the Avocado thin
Cut green onion into small pieces
Cook noodles for 2-3 minutes (or whatever the packaging says)
Peel the lettuce apart but leave the leaf in tact.
Rub some water on a piece of rice paper.
Fill with your ingredients.
Fold/wrap into roll (don’t forget to roll the edges in).
Now, your first one may look silly but after 2 or 3, you’ll be a pro. The best thing about these is that there is no set list of ingredients. Love cucumber? Add that in! What about Jicama? Sure, why not! Heck, even tomato or peppers would work. Or some thin sliced marinated tofu. The options are endless.
Just know this.
You can make these in 15 minutes. Don’t sit at home, staring into your fridge wondering what you could make and head straight for the sun chips.
Take your leftover veggies, toss em into some rice paper (once you buy it down the street), and start munching. For reals. If you have people coming over, these will cost you nothing and will feed everyone. Without complaint. If you need a healthy side and don’t want to make salad, just whip these up. If you’ve had a hard weekend out on the town and you feel guilty ordering ANOTHER pizza, just make these.
Starting to get the idea?
Let us know how they turn out.