Fun to make when friends come round or just as great to make and take to work for lunch.
These rolls are a lot of fun to make with friends when you gather together for a lunch or light dinner. They are equally as good as a nourishing and nutritious lunch to take to work.
Cabbage belongs to the brassica family and these vegetables are powerful supporters in detoxification in your liver. The avocado provides good fats to ‘feed’ your ovaries. The coriander and mint aid digestion and liver functions, as well as taste great! There’s plenty of fibre found in the lentils, which help to keep both the liver and gut happy, leading to happy balanced hormones.
Makes about 12. Serves 4
What’s In Them:
- 100g (3½ oz) finely sliced wombok/chinese cabbage
- 1 large ripe avocado, stone and skin removed, finely sliced
- ½ long red chilli, split in half lengthways, seeds scraped out, finely chopped
- 1 small handful of fresh mint, washed and finely chopped
- 1 small handful of coriander/cilantro leaves, washed and finely chopped
- 1 handful sprouted green lentils
- 2 tbsp finely chopped pickled ginger
- 1 packet rice papers – 19cm x 19cm (7.5”x 7.5”) or similar round/square size
- Cooked peeled prawns
- Firm organic tofu
- Home-made nut butter
- Shredded chicken
- 3 tbsp rice vinegar
- 3 tbsp Tamari soy sauce
How To Make:
This is fun when you get together with some girlfriends. Put everything on a table and get everyone to make up their rolls as you chat and eat.
Alternatively, mix the wombok, avocado, chilli, mint, coriander, lentils and ginger in a bowl.
Place a clean tea towel onto the kitchen bench, with the bowl of salad to one side, your protein to the other and a tray in front of you.
In a large bowl with hot/warm water, submerge a piece of rice paper for about 12 seconds or until it softens.
Take it out of the water and lay it flat on the tea towel.
Put a couple of tablespoons of salad ingredients into the first 1/3 of the paper.
Top this with your choice of protein – prawn, shredded chicken, crumbled tofu or a dollop of nut butter.
Bring in both sides of the paper to fold partly over the ingredients.
Then roll up your rice paper parcel as tightly as you can without the paper splitting. Pop onto your tray.
Repeat until all the filling and protein has gone.
Make the dressing in a bowl for dipping.
If you wish, these rolls will keep wrapped with some damp paper towel in the fridge to eat the next day.
This recipe comes from my cookbook, The Happy Hormone Cookbook, which also contains the recipe for home made pickled ginger and sprouted lentils.