Summer is finally here. And when I think of warm, sunny, summery weather, I think of lazy days next to the pool and icy cool drinks to go along with that. Right?
Although, not each and every day can be spent next to the pool when there is a crowd to feed. You will need to make snacks, lunch and dinner somewhere in between sunbathing and sipping on cocktails…
These refreshing Three Grain Rice Paper Rolls with Miso Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce and Kale Soil are the epitome of summer dining. It is the perfect dish to put together when you need to get hungry tummies filled, a proper family sharing feast, is what this recipe is all about. I might just end up next to the pool all day when I have a platter of these fresh and healthy bites close by…
This kind of meal isn’t only delicious, it is packed with good-for-you, organic produce. When I was asked to participate in an organic, vegetarian, family meal, blogger challenge from Faithful to Nature – I instantly thought of doing organic, rice paper roll wrappers filled with all kinds of goodness from the online pantry on the Faithful to Nature website. And boy, there are loads of produce to choose from.
So let’s talk a little about these spring-fresh rice paper rolls…
I decided to do a three grain filling made with
Health Connection Organic Quinoa,
Nature’s Choice Barley Bran and
Earth Products Organic Wild Canadian Rice.
The grains were prepared by using ‘Health Connection Vegetable Stock Powder’ to give it a seasoned taste.
For the flavorings I used Asian inspired spices by dry roasting some of these spices found in the pantry list of FTN’s site.
Good Life Organic Ginger Powder
Good Life Organic Lemongrass
Good Life Organic Ground Ceylon Cinnamon
Good Life Organic Ground Turmeric
These spices were fried off with some coconut oil and a finely chopped onion, and I also added ‘By Nature Dried Cranberries’ to the mix for a surprisingly sweet burst of flavor amongst the spices.
Now, if you do feel adventurous in the kitchen – which, let’s be honest, DO sometimes happen – you can try your hand at making your own rice paper wrappers. The great thing about them is that they only consist of rice flour, salt and water – making rice paper wrappers the perfect organic and vegan ingredient to stock this summer. You can also find them at any local Asian Supermarket, for a quick and easy snack.
For the dipping sauce I combined some ‘Oh Mega Crunchy Peanut Butter’ with ‘Clearspring Organic Japanese Sweet White Miso’ and a little bit of water to deliver a lip smacking sauce – perfect for any summer salad by the way..
And get this, lastly, I used ‘Sunshine Raw Kale Chips – Cheezy Herb flavor’ which was blended to produce a fine soil and generously scattered all over the rolls. This just gave a little crunch and saltiness to the dish, which I absolutely loved…
If you love being in the kitchen and serving your family the absolute BEST meals with the absolute BEST produce, go on and try these uber wholesome, summer rolls this season.