How to make your own healthy spring rolls

By: Health Local Staff Jul 30, 2014
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How to make your own healthy spring rolls

Below are some of the best recipes for spring rolls, that are both easy to make and flavourful.

Spring rolls are a perfect way to capture the summer season and dress your dinner or lunch in beautiful colours and flavours. Below are some of the best recipes for spring rolls, that are both easy to make and flavourful.

The Tropical Fruit Spring Roll

Tropical fruit spring rolls can be made with any fruits you have on hand or desire to use in your spring roll. This includes kiwi, mango, strawberries, pineapple, or fresh berries. A dash of fresh mint gives the roll just the right kick.

The recipe is easy to follow and the filling includes:

Strawberries (sliced into chunks), mango slices, cubes of kiwi, and a dash of vanilla and honey to dip the roll into. Prepare the mixture and layer on the rice paper and enjoy the taste. You may also use a firm banana that isn’t mushy and as much mint as you desire.

For the sweet sauce, add a small dash of vanilla to a third of a cup of honey. Squeeze a fresh lime into the sauce and stir. The sauce combines the perfect array of sweet and zesty. Tropical fruit spring rolls are a unique and popular barbecue favourite and perfect replacement for the common fruit plate.

Black Bean Spring Roll

Black bean spring rolls can be made in a variety of ways. The most popular and tasty is to use freshly washed kale, cubed sweet potatoes, black beans, corn, and red onions. For an alternative taste, add fresh broccoli, cauliflower, or tomatoes.

The recipe is easy to follow and the filling includes:

One bunch of fresh kale (washed and dried), one can of black beans (drained and rinsed), 1 can of drained corn, 1 sweet potato, one red onion. Use however many rice paper wrappers you desire and prepare as indicated on the packaging.

For a light and refreshing dipping sauce, prepare a half-cup of light sour cream and two tablespoons of Sriracha sauce. Use as much Sriracha as your taste buds allow. The more the spicier.

Chicken and Avocado Spring Roll

Also known as the Vietnamese Chicken Roll, this delicious protein-ridden roll combines skinless or roasted chicken, avocados, carrots, and bell peppers (your choice in color).

The recipe is easy to follow and the filling includes:

Vermicelli noodles, sliced avocado, one large shredded carrot, a dash of lime juice, one red, orange, or yellow bell pepper, onions or shallots, fresh basil, ten small lettuce leaves, and 10 rice paper wrappers.

Combine the ingredients and wrap them in the rice paper as specified on the packaging. Add your favourite hoisin or chili sauce.

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