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Recipe: Fresh Vegetable Spring Rolls

Every once in a while, along comes a list of ingredients for a recipe that makes you scratch your head in doubt. But then you make that creation, and in the process of devouring it, you discover that your moment of doubt has turned to total and utter delight. This is such a recipe. Snap peas mixed with carrot and mango? Soba noodles inside a spring roll? Almond butter and sriracha, for goodness sake! In this unique, Thai-inspired recipe, the flavors and textures all blend together beautifully for a meal that’s full of sweet and spicy, tangy nutrients, along with plenty of crunch. Roll up these delicious delights for family and friends – they’re terrific as an appetizer or an afternoon snack.

Ingredients

3 ounces buckwheat soba noodles

2 tablespoons unsweetened and salt-free almond butter

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

½ teaspoon sriracha

½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil

2 scallions, thinly sliced

4 spring roll wrappers (8½-inch circles)

1½ cups mixed salad greens

12 sugar snap peas, thinly sliced lengthwise

1 cucumber, cut into 3-inch long thin strips

1 carrot, cut into 3-inch long thin strips

1 mango, cut into 3-inch long thin strips

Instructions

  1. Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add the noodles and cook according to the package directions. Drain, run under cold water to cool, and shake out the excess water. Place in a medium bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the almond butter, lime juice, vinegar, Sriracha, and sesame oil. Whisk in 1-2 teaspoons of warm water if the dressing is too thick to pour. Pour over the noodles and toss well. Add the scallions and toss again.
  3. Working one at a time, prepare the wrappers according to the package directions. Divide ingredients evenly, and, in the center of each wrapper, fill with the noodles, salad greens, snap peas, cucumber, carrot, and mango. Wrap and roll up like a burrito, slice each in half crosswise, and serve.

Nutrition information

Serves four

Calories 145

Total fat 6 g

Saturated fat 0.6 g

Protein 4 g

Carbohydrate 23 g

Dietary fiber 3 g

Sugar 10 g

Added sugar 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 68 mg

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