Fruit Filled Spring Rolls

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Ingredients (use vegan versions):


  • 2 bananas, sliced into thin rounds
  • 8 medium strawberries, cut into small pieces lengthwise
  • 12 large square sheets of rice paper
  • 1-2 containers strawberry flavored vegan soy yogurt
  • any other fruits/ sauces- see variations below
  • mint for garnish (optional)

Directions:


This is a great recipe for a midsummer
brunch. It should be served with
something light on the side, as these
aren’t very substantial on their own. It
can, however, be changed to suit
anyone’s tastes and sweet-tooth.


Set up a wrapping ‘station’. Have a
large baking dish (big enough to
completely submerge a rice paper sheet)
filled with warm water. Next to that,
have your package of rice paper, then
your fruit, then your large plate,
paper towels or a kitchen towel, then
serving plate covered with plastic
wrap.


Place one rice paper sheet into water
and press down softly to cover. Allow
to sit 1 minute, then pull out gently-
don’t tear it! Place it flat down on
plate and place slices of banana and
strawberry at the bottom corner. Fold
up corner, then fold over. Wrap in the
sides, then roll all the way up. It
should look like a small egg roll. Best
is 4 slices banana and a little over
half a strawberry per roll. Its better
to under fill than to overfill, as the
paper will tear. Place on your serving
plate and cover with the plastic wrap.


Wipe off your rolling plate and repeat
with remaining sheets and fruit, placing
under plastic wrap after each one to keep
from drying out.


After all wraps are used up, uncover
rolls and (with a very sharp knife),
cut each in half on the diagonal.
Arrange attractively on a serving plate
and divide soy yogurt between 4 small
dipping bowls (1 for each person).
Garnish with a drizzle of sauce and a
sprig of mint.


variations:


* Try serving this on Asian plates with
small dipping sauce bowls to match and
eating with chopsticks.


* Great with any fruit you would like.
Great ones to try: Peaches, Pineapple,
Coconut shreds, small Apple chunks,
chopped Cherries, Mandarin orange
segments (patted dry first), Mango,
papaya, pear, etc.


* A great sauce to try drizzled on
bananas inside the roll: vegan chocolate
melted with a bit of peanut butter- its
very easy to make these look elegant
and taste delicious!


* Try any dipping sauce you’d like.
Blended fruit and applesauce is great,
all different types of soy yogurt work,
and a creamy dip made with coconut milk
or coconut cream. (You can find it in
Asian food stores in powdered form.)
Shredded coconut, flavoring (like
vanilla or almond extract, ginger or
cinnamon) and vegan sugar or syrup simmered
down is wonderful. Serve all the sauces
cold and thick!


Lastly, enjoy!


Serves: 4

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