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Vegan Appetizer Recipes: Rainbow Spring Rolls w/ Carrot Ginger Sauce

The past few weeks in Southern California have been hot! Days when the temperatures are in the 90's are days I definitely like to keep my stove turned off. I also find that my body craves raw fruits and vegetables more in this weather. This has had me experimenting in the kitchen to come up with new and interesting raw dishes. This recipe for spring rolls is very easy to make and visually pleasing. They make a great addition to any potluck or appetizer table. I brought these over to a friend's pool get together and they were a hit. The raw, crunchy vegetables were refreshing on a hot day and the dipping sauce adds a little bit of zest. You can certainly experiment with what vegetables you use. I chose mine based on color. The variety of colors not only looks pretty but you are also taking in all the antioxidants and phytonutrients from the plants that give them their color so eat up!

Vegan Appetizer Recipes: Rainbow Spring Rolls w/ Carrot Ginger Sauce


Recipe Type: Appetizers Detox
YIELDS12 - 15 rolls, depending on how full you make each one
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  • 15 Spring roll rice wrappers
  • 1/4 head Red cabbage
  • 2 Carrots
  • 1 Red bell pepper
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro
  • 1/2 block Tofu
  • Carrot Ginger Dipping Sauce:
  • 2 Carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp Ginger, grated
  • 1/4 cup Rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Liquid aminos
  • 1/2 tsp Toasted sesame oil
  • to taste Sea salt
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Directions

1. Cut the carrots, cucumber and red pepper into long, thin pieces and separate the cilantro leaves from the stems 2. Keeping the shape of the tofu, wrap it in a clean kitchen towel and gently press out the moisture. Cut the tofu into long, rectangular blocks. 3. Get your station ready by laying out all your cut vegetables and tofu 4. Fill a large bowl with warm water. Quickly submerge the rice wrapper in the water until it begins to soften. 5. Lay flat on your surface and place the veggies and tofu in the middle. Fold over the right end to cover the bottom of the veggies and then roll up from the bottom. 6. Continue with the rest of the veggies and tofu. 7. For the dipping sauce, simply add all ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.
Also by Kathryn: Tahini Miso Veggies with Tofu
GF Chickpea and Kale Crepes
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