Outside it is pouring down with rain so what better excuse than to head for the kitchen and create something healthy and delicious.
I love discovering new and creative ways to add more green food to my diet – but I absolutely will not compromise on taste. It has got to be really, really tasty otherwise it is not for me!
So, today’s “discovery” is a recipe for green spring rolls. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do!
To make these spring rolls first you will need:
Collard greens – about half a leaf for one role.
Carrots cut into Julienne strips (see below)
Cucumber cut in to strips
Red pepper also cut into Julienne strips.
Some sprouts – I have used broccoli sprouts in this recipe
Some fresh coriander
some fresh basil and
Some fresh mint
Making the Dip:
To make the dip for 8-10 spring rolls you will need:
1/2 cup of cashew nut butter
The juice of a fresh lime
3/4 cup filtered water
5 lime leaves
1/2 red chili
1/4 cup olive oil
5 table spoons Braggs
1 clove of garlic
Blend all of these ingredients together in the blender till you have a smooth sauce.
WARNING: So good you will want to eat it with a spoon!!
To sample the spring rolls you take the collard greens (or any other green leafy vegetable). Take away the stalk and on the “back”side of the leaf you add, Julienne of vegetables, the sprouts, the fresh herbs mint, basil and coriander. Roll it together and serve it with the dipping sauce.
The dipping sauce can also be used just as a dip for raw vegetables before dinner as a healthy snack – the kids will love it!
The sun came out while I was busy so with the sun shining through the windows I wish everyone a wonderful, joyful and relaxing weekend where ever you are!!
So fresh and good! I feel healthier just looking at all the green and orange and red in the photos!
These look great. I haven’t tried raw collards but love raw kale so I should!
Thank you!! Collard greens are really nice – I use them a lot, in juice and smoothies too. Have a great weekend!
These are very refreshing spring rolls. Yummy! 😉
Thank you Malou – they really are refreshing 🙂
Oh yum! These look great 🙂 I made some spring rolls last week. 3 types of mushrooms. Craving!
3 types of mushrooms in a spring roll – indulgent 🙂 They must have tasted great!!
That’s just about the prettiest collard leaf I’ve ever seen 🙂