Rainbow Rolls

Last week my family went on vacation. It was our first real family vacation, complete with hotel stays and airplane rides. It was great. However, between the free buffet breakfast at the hotel every morning and the restaurant meals for lunch and dinner, my husband and I came home feeling pretty sluggish and really quite gross. We were eager to get home and get back to our morning smoothies and fridge full of fruits and vegetable. This week needed to be somewhat of a detox week. While my husband would happily go on a juice cleanse for a few days or try to fast for a day, that doesn’t work for me. I need to eat. And people in my life need me to eat. It makes our home a happier place if I’m not “hangry”. As far as detoxing goes, the best I can commit to is eating as clean and healthy as possible for a few days. Here is one of the recipes I made for dinner this week in an effort to do just that. Enjoy!

Salad rolls with peanut sauce

Rainbow rolls

 

2 tsp Ginger, minced

2 Tbsp Rice wine vinegar

1 Tbsp Sesame oil

3 Carrots, juilienned

1 red pepper, julienned

1 Cup raddichio, shredded

1/2 Cup Cucumbers, julienned

1 Avocado, removed from peel and sliced thin

1 Cup lettuce, shredded

1/2 Cup Peanut Butter

2 Limes, juice only

2 tbsp Soy Sauce

1 tsp honey

1 pkg Rice paper wrappers

 

Whisk together the ginger, rice wine vinegar and sesame oil. Add in the carrots, raddichio and red peppers. Lightly stir, then let sit for 30 to 45 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix together the peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce and honey. Set aside

To prepare the rice paper, half fill a shallow dish with water. Gently place one wrapper in the water. After a few seconds gently flip it over. Once the wrapper has become pliable, place it on a flat surface. On the left side of the wrapper (leaving about 1 inch to the edge) add a small amount of each vegetable, top with about one teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture. Fold the top and bottom of the wrapper over the ends of the vegetables, then roll from left to right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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