Do you love summer rolls at Asian restaurants?
I know I do. But I don’t love the acidic foods that can be found in so many of them, both the roll AND the sauces. So I made my own alkaline version. And I have to say, this might be one of my favorite recipes of all time.
The avocado dip is addictive, the sweet mango adds a tropical taste, and the crunchy combination of the veggies will leave you wanting more. You can have them as a healthy snack, or a sheik dish at a summer cocktail party…
Either way, they are SURE to be a hit, and get ready, because your guests will most likely be asking you for the recipe!
When you eat alkaline recipes this good, it doesn’t take willpower to stick to your diet! Speaking of which, look out for my blog post on Thursday about how willpower never works.
Give it a try and let me know what you think over on Facebook.
TROPICAL SUMMER ROLLS ITwH CREAMY AVOCADO DIP
Ingredients [Serves 4]
3 cups arugula
2 ripe mangoes sliced in long strips
1 large red bell pepper sliced in long strips
2 jalapenos, seeded, membranes removed, sliced into long strips
1 cucumber sliced into long, thin strips
4 green onions – green and white parts chopped
8 round rice papers (substitute lettuce wraps or zucchini sliced with vegetable peeler for an even more alkaline roll)
Creamy Avocado Dip:
2 Hass avocados
Juice of 2 limes, freshly squeezed
1/4 cup filtered water
1/2 cup cilantro
Salt (Celtic Grey, Himalayan, or Redmond Real Salt) and pepper to taste
For the summer rolls, place all ingredients for rolls on a large plate. Fill a pie pan or large shallow pan with warm water. Place a clean towel next to the pan. Place one rice paper in water and let sit until pliable but not super floppy. Place on the towel and pat with a paper towel. Cover lower third of the paper with arugula.
Top with 4 slices of mango, then red bell pepper and jalapeno. Sprinkle with green onions. Fold over one long side to enclose the filling, and then fold over the short sides like a burrito.
Lastly, roll up stretching the remaining long side around the roll to seal it. Repeat with remaining rice papers and ingredients.
For the creamy avocado dip, place all ingredients in the food processor and puree until smooth. Serve with summer rolls.
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