My husband and I recently participated in a fun date night cooking class. The menu included spring rolls along with several other dishes. We made a few adjustments to create plant-based versions of all of the dishes. Spring Rolls were quickly converted to ‘plants only’ and tasted so good!
Spring rolls are simple to prepare at home and I was able to include my herbs and microgreens from my little indoor garden. I have transplanted several of my favorite herbs from my outdoor herb garden into quart jars along with microgreen seeds planted in jam jars. (Post found here) This little indoor garden will provide green, vibrant, nutritious gems all winter long that can be tucked into or sprinkled on top of whatever food I happen to be preparing. Today, they added beautiful color and flavor to my spring rolls.
- 8 Spring Roll Wrappers Vietnamese Rice Pancakes, Cooked according to package directions.
- 1 Cup Lettuce Shredded
- 1 English Cucumber Small, Julienned
- ¼ Cup Chunky Peanut Butter All Natural
- 2 Green onions Cut into long thin strips
- 1 Cup Microgreens
- Edible Flowers If available, such as edible nasturtiums
- ⅛ Pkg Vermicelli Rice Noodles Angel hair, Cooked according to package directions
- 16 Peppermint Leaves Fresh, Whole
- ¼ Cup Cilantro Leaves Fresh, Whole
- ¼ Cup Soy Sauce Low Sodium
- 1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 1 tsp Ginger Fresh, Grated
- 1 small Garlic Clove Minced
- 1-2 tsp Apple Juice Sweeten to taste
- 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds Toasted
- Prepare your Spring Roll Wrappers as directed on the package. Do not overfill.
- Layer tiny amounts of each of the ingredients lengthwise into the softened wrappers. Lay the edible flowers or leaves on the top and bottom of your layers. They will show through the wrappers after you roll. It adds to the beauty of your dish. Do not overfill. The wrapper will tear easily. Once filled, roll and wrap according to package directions.
- This is a forgiving recipe. It is a baseline for your own creativity. Adding edible flowers is optional and may be hard to find if you aren’t growing them yourself. But, oh so pretty, if you can find them.
Nutrition values are estimates.
I also add herbs and micregreens to sandwiches, wraps, and salads. This simple summertime Plant Based Peach, Tomato, Herb and Microgreen Salad is one of my favorite. It is fresh, quick to prepare, and beautiful on your plate. And, of course, the ingredients are super nutritious!
Enjoy your day!