The hardest part about this recipe is finding the rice paper wraps. I thought I would have to search high and low for them. Luckily they were in my local Stop and Shop in the international section on the bottom shelf. Of course, Amazon almost always has whatever I can't find locally, so if you can't find them near you try Amazon.
Please note: Always check labels and manufacturing processes to ensure there is no evidence of any food allergens you may be sensitive to.
California Roll Rice Paper Wraps: (gluten free, dairy free, vegan)
1 package rice paper wraps
2-4 leaves lettuce, shredded
1 medium cucumber
1 medium carrot
1-2 scallions, diced
1 small bunch fresh cilantro
Peel the skins off the carrot and cucumber then cut into thin horizontal strips, about 3-4 inches in length. Set aside about 8 sprigs of cilantro. Cut the avocado lengthwise into thin slices.
Fill a shallow pan with warm water. Pan should be wide enough to lay a piece of rice paper inside. Lay a damp kitchen cloth on a clean surface and place the pan with water and cut vegetables next to this. With clean dry hands delicately remove one rice paper sheet and place into the warm water for about 5-10 seconds. Once the rice paper has started to soften, remove it from the pan and lay it onto the damp cloth.Then place about 2 avocado slices, 4 cucumber slices, 4 carrot slices, a sprig of cilantro, pinch of shallots and a bit of lettuce in the middle of the rice paper on top of one another. Take one side of the rice paper and fold it over the vegetables. Then fold the ends in and roll it up. If you need a visual take a look at this video from Fifteen Spatulas. She also has a great peanut dipping sauce recipe too.
Makes about 8 wraps.
Lime Vinaigrette: (gluten free, dairy free, vegan)
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 2-3 limes)
1 teaspoon tamari (gluten free soy sauce)
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
In a small bowl combine the lime juice, tamari, apple cider vinegar and maple syrup. Then slowly whisk in the the vegetable oil.