Thai Summer Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Serves: 8 rolls
(nutrition is for one roll or two halves)
 

Ingredients:
For the Summer Rolls:
8 rice paper wrappers
a few torn leafy greens like rainbow chard
1 medium cucumber
1 medium bell pepper
2 medium carrots
a handful of fresh mint
a handful of fresh cilantro
1 avocado
crushed peanuts for topping
 

For the Peanut Sauce:
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce (sub a gluten free tamari if you need to make the recipe GF)
1-2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 tablespoons water
1 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
1 tablespoons honey
a big squeeze of lime juice
a dash of fish sauce
 

Method:
1. Place the ingredients for the peanut sauce in a food processor or blender. Pulse or blend until smooth.
2. Slice the cucumber, pepper, and carrots into thin strips about 3 inches long. Slice the avocado into pieces.
3. Soak one rice paper wrapper at a time into a bowl of warm-ish water for about 30 seconds. When you see or feel the wrapper getting loose and elasticky, remove it from the water and set it on a damp towel. Pat it dry gently and dry your hands.
3. Arrange a few of the vegetables and herbs in the center of the wrapper horizontally, starting with the leafy greens and ending with the avocado. Fold the left and right sides towards the middle; fold the top flap over the vegetables, tuck everything in, and tightly roll it all up. Cut the rolls in half and place on a serving platter. Drizzle with the sauce or dip in the sauce or both!
 

Recipie by Lindsay
 

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