They are so simple to make, healthy and tasty. They are also a great replacement to sandwich, for those of us who would like to avoid gluten. You can get creative with them and fill them up with whatever goes in your mind – lentils, beans, veggies, even fruits! So without further due, please let me introduce rice paper rolls, or as I love to call them: healthy spring rolls!
What you need:
15-20 rice papers
1 cup cooked brown lentils
Pack of firm or medium-firm tofu, cut to cubes (organic, non-GMO please!)
2 green onions, chopped
2-3 cucumbers, Julienned
2-3 sliced ripe tomatoes
1 tbs dried oregano
1 tbs dried basil
1 tbs dried thyme
1 spoon olive oil
Salt to taste
For the sauce:
1/4 cup almonds or peanut butter
1/4 cup water
Salt to taste
What to do:
First, cook the lentils in salty water until they are ready (please do not over cook!).
Saute the tofu with the dried herbs and salt in the olive oil, until it gets a bit crispy. Put aside.
Make the rice papers: dip each paper in large bowl with very hot water for couple of seconds until it get a bit softer and then lay down on a board or a big plate and start fill in the veggies, organized nicely along the roll.
Add lentils on top and then add the tofu.
Slowly close the paper: roll it from one side to another and close both sides.
Make the sauce: simply mix the sauce’s ingredients.