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Veggie Fresh Rolls with Dipping Sauces

These delicious, light and veggie-filled rolls are the perfect combination of flavors that both kids and adults love! Crisp veggies and lots of fragrant mint and cilantro wrapped in rice paper and served with a delicious Sunbutter Dipping Sauce and Soy Dipping Sauce. They are a quick and fun snack to make, and they are beautiful!

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Veggie Fresh Roll Recipe

Yield: 12 spring rolls
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Video of the Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 green onions, diced
  • 1/4 head of small cabbage, shredded
  • 1 small bunch cilantro leaves, stems removed
  • 1 small bunch mint leaves, stems removed
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 package small rice papers
  • 1/4 head of lettuce, leaves separated

Instructions for Adults

Assist students with soaking rice paper and laying it on a flat dry surface. Assist students with rolling the rice paper with veggies.

Instructions for Kids

Chop green onions and cabbage, tear cilantro and mint, and grate carrots. Set aside.

Fill the bottom of a rimmed plate with lukewarm water. Soak 1 sheet of rice paper in the water for 3-5 seconds, then remove promptly and lay on a flat, dry surface. Do not over-soak. 

Place half a lettuce leaf on the flat rice paper. Add 2-4 mint leaves, 2 sprigs of cilantro, 1 teaspoon each of green onion, carrot, and cabbage. Fold according to the instructions on the rice paper package or follow along with our online video. Set aside on a clean, dry plate. Repeat until all 12 spring rolls have been rolled. Serve with our Soy Dipping Sauce or Sunbutter Dipping Sauce! Recipes below.

 

Sunbutter Dipping Sauce Recipe

Yield: 1/2 cup sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sunflower seed butter
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Water to thin

Instructions for Adults

Assist when needed.

Instructions for Kids

In a small mixing bowl or jar with lid, measure and add ingredients together. Stir, or whisk if mixing in a bowl. Shake with the lid closed tightly if using a jar. Mix until ingredients are combined.

Add water 1 Tablespoon at a time and mix until the desired thickness is reached. The sauce should be thin enough for dipping. Serve with Veggie Fresh Rolls or sliced veggies!

 

Soy Dipping Sauce Recipe

Yield: 2 cups sauce

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce  
  • 1 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 cup water  
  • 4 teaspoons sugar

Optional additions:

  • 1 clove of crushed garlic
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced ginger
  • Juice of 1/4 lemon 
  • Pinch of lemon zest

Instructions for Adults

Assist when needed.

Instructions for Kids

In a small mixing bowl or jar with lid, measure and add ingredients together. Stir, or whisk if mixing in a bowl. Shake with the lid closed tightly if using a jar. Mix until ingredients are combined.

Add items from “optional additions” as desired. Serve with Veggie Fresh Rolls or sliced veggies.

 

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