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Paleo Fresh Spring Rolls

Paleo Fresh Spring Rolls

Paleo Fresh Spring Rolls

The spring rolls I’ll be presenting can be considered a paleo “cheat”  to some people as they use rice paper.  The inside of the spring roll can have a variety of ingredients added to them so it’s a versatile recipe.

There are a lot of strict paleo-ites who would not eat rice at all as they have no nutritional value.  Instead, the rice adds empty calories to your diet so if you’re trying to lose weight, rice should not be in your diet.

For my ingredients, I used lettuce, carrots, cucumber, scallions and cilantro.  Pretty simple, no?

Ingredients for Fresh Spring Rolls

Ingredients for Fresh Spring Rolls

Our local grocery store had rice paper which surprised me but I was glad I didn’t have to search all over town for it.  They had two different kinds and I purchased the Banh Trang Rice Paper.

Banh Trang Rice Paper

Banh Trang Rice Paper

The springs rolls I have eaten at restaurants have a peanut sauce either inside the roll or else it’s served with an outside peanut dip.  I decided to use cashew butter instead (paleo-ites don’t eat peanuts).  What I did was take a couple of large tablespoons of cashew butter then I added a little bit of water to liquify it so I can pour it on top of the veggies in the spring rolls.

Trader Joe's Cashew Butter

Trader Joe’s Cashew Butter

In order to prepare the rice paper, you need to have a bowl of water that’s either cold or warm that you will put the rice paper in (so it has to have a wide bottom).

Water for Rice Paper

Water for Rice Paper

The rice paper is very thin.  I put it in my cold water for a couple of seconds then took it out and put it on a plate in preparation to fill it with the veggies.

Banh Trang Rice Paper

Banh Trang Rice Paper

The picture below appears that I was a bit chintzy with my vegetables.  I added more after I took the picture though.  (Don’t be so judgmental ~ laughing)

Filling the Rice Paper with Veggies

Filling the Rice Paper with Veggies

After the rice paper is filled with your veggies and sauce, you simply fold it from the bottom to the middle then fold the sides over and finally fold the top over it.  I’m not a pro at it yet but what I did worked for me.

Paleo Fresh Spring Rolls

Paleo Fresh Spring Rolls

I decided to have a light supper and served these with baked chicken wings.  Yum!!!!

Paleo Fresh Spring Rolls with Baked Chicken Wings

Paleo Fresh Spring Rolls with Baked Chicken Wings

Here’s the recipe for you to view and/or print out.  I know you’ll enjoy them.

Paleo Fresh Spring Rolls

Category: Food, Paleo Diet, Recipes

4-6 fresh spring rolls

Paleo Fresh Spring Rolls

Paleo Fresh Spring Rolls

Ingredients

  • Lettuce, 3-4 leaves sliced thin
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-2 inch thin sticks
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced thinly
  • Cilantro, a handful
  • Scallions, a handful
  • 2-3 tablespoons cashew butter

Instructions

  1. Prepare the vegetables.
  2. In a bowl with a wide base, add cold (or warm) water, enough so that the rice paper will be covered with water.
  3. Take 2-3 tablespoons of cashew butter and put it in a small bowl then add a little water at a time to give it a more liquid-y consistency.
  4. Put the rice paper in the bowl with the water and leave it there for approximately 2-3 seconds.
  5. Remove the rice paper, put it on a clean plate then start adding the vegetables (or whatever ingredients you're using) to the middle of the rice paper.
  6. Sprinkle with the more liquid cashew butter mixture you made.
  7. Fold the rice paper in half over the vegetables, fold the sides towards the middle, then fold the top over to reach the middle.
  8. Serve immediately.
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