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One of my favorite dishes when I'm going out for Asian food is spring rolls. It's like a yummy salad all wrapped up in a cute little package just for me! This one includes peanut sauce with Lime Essential Oil. Sounds perfect. And, I love the way these are rolled so you see the beautiful cilantro and basil leaves through the rice paper. Gorgeous and delicious!
Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce
(RECIPE AND IMAGE BY DOTERRA.)
- 12 rice paper wrappers (preferably the small circular sheets)
- 2–3 medium carrots cut into match sticks or ¼ inch sticks
- ½ cucumber, cut into match sticks or ¼ inch sticks
- ½ bell pepper (yellow, red, or orange), thinly sliced
- ¼ red cabbage, thinly sliced
- ½ cup baby spinach leaves
- ½ cup alfalfa sprouts
- ¼ cup cilantro leaves chopped
- ¼ cup basil leaves chopped
- 1 drop Lemon Essential Oil
- 3 tablespoons peanut or almond butter
- 1 tablespoon tamari, liquid amino, or soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 4 tablespoons warm water
- 1 drop Lime Essential Oil
- Chopped peanuts for topping
- Combine all sauce ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth, adding additional water if needed. Top with chopped peanuts.
- Fill a shallow pie plate with warm water. Dampen kitchen towel with water and wring dry; place on work surface.
- Submerge one rice wrapper into warm water for a few seconds or until it begins to soften. Remove from water and place on towel.
- Shred cabbage in bowl, and add Lemon Essential Oil. Place one spinach leaf at the base of the rice paper circle. Top with cucumber, carrot, bell pepper, cabbage and alfalfa sprouts.
- Carefully wrap roll from the bottom up, keeping as tight as possible.
- After one complete roll, place several cilantro and basil leaves on the wrapper. Pull in sides of the wrapper (like a burrito) and continue to wrap until roll is secure.
- Place on a very lightly oiled platter and cover with plastic wrap; repeat with remaining wrappers.
Tip: Mix your dipping sauce together first and let it set so the flavors can mingle. It will taste much different after a few minutes. Taste for flavor before serving.