Don’t be intimidated by making fresh spring rolls- it’s as quick and easy, if not easier, than making burritos! Simply fill your softened rice paper with mint, avocado, and a few fresh veggies and roll into spring roll. The Sweet and Sour Peanut Sauce is addictive and makes eating veggies fun and enjoyable
What (your ingredients):
2 cups hot water
8-10 mint leaves
½ avocado, sliced
1 carrot, grated
6 butter lettuce leaves, hard stems removed
3 pieces rice paper
Sweet and Sour Peanut Sauce
1 tablespoon crunchy peanut butter
1 tablespoon sweet and sour sauce
1 tablespoon peanut powder
2 teaspoons coconut aminos or low-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons sriracha hot sauce
2 tablespoons water
How (your directions):
Add the hot water to a wide, shallow bowl.
Dip one piece of rice paper into the hot water for 10-15 seconds until slightly softened and malleable.
Place rice paper flat onto a plate. In the center of the rice paper, leaving about 2 inches in all directions, layer 2-3 mint leaves, 2 slices of avocado, 2 tablespoons grated carrot, and 2 pieces of butter lettuce.
Fold the left and right sides of the rice paper 1 inch toward the center. Then roll the rice paper from the bottom, as if you’re making a burrito.
Place finished spring roll onto a separate plate and repeat with the remaining ingredients.
To prepare the Sweet and Sour Peanut Sauce, simply add all ingredients to a small bowl and stir until smooth.
Enjoy the Mint Avocado Spring Rolls with Sweet and Sour Peanut Sauce immediately.
Why (the science): Mint is packed with antioxidants and vitamin A, which boosts eye health. Vitamin A requires fat for it to be absorbed into the body, so the peanuts and avocado act as healthy fat sources for you to absorb and get the benefits from vitamin A.