Beautiful, colorful, and absolutely magical-looking, these summer rolls are the perfect light lunch for warm weather days. These summer rolls are lined with polka beets and golden beets, so not only do they taste delicious, they're also a feast for the eyes. Creamy, homemade almond butter sauce pairs perfectly with their crisp texture and fresh flavor.
MAGICAL SUMMER ROLLS [VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE]
FOR THE SUMMER ROLLS:
8-10 rice papers
1 big carrots
1 bell pepper
2 yellow beets
2 polka beets
FOR THE ALMOND BUTTER SAUCE
1/3 cup almond butter (raw or roasted, the roasted one will have a richer taste)
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon tamari
1 tablespoon brown rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 garlic clove
1 small piece of red pepper (according to taste)
1 small piece of fresh ginger
1/3 cup water
Make the sauce by blending all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth.
Chop all the vegetables very thin or use a mandolin to get a nice texture of your fresh spring rolls. It’s good to have thinly sliced beets or romaine leafs to put all ingredients in before you wrap it in your rice paper, it’s just easier that way. Lining your rice paper wrap with the beets will result in pretty summer rolls.
Make sure that the surface of your cutting board is slightly wet, so the wraps do not stick. Dip a wrap in slightly warm water. In 1-2 minutes, it should be elastic.
Lay your wrap down on your cutting board and fill half with vegetables of choice. Fold in the ends, then roll the side that has vegetables in it until the roll is completely sealed.