CILANTRO & APPLE
Serves 4 as an appetizer
4 Large rice sheets (or 8 small ones)
FILLING (to split between 4 rolls)
1 cup Bean sprouts
1 cup Snow peas, julienned
1 Carrot, julienned
1/2 Mango, julienned
1/4 cup Cilantro (leaves and stems)
1 cup Avocado, julienned
1/2 Apple, julienned
1 Lemon, juice and zest kept separately
1/3 cup NUTRA-FRUIT Sweetened Whole Dried Cranberries
2 tbsp. NUTRA-FRUIT Cranberry powder
1/2 cup NUTRA-FRUIT Cranberry, Honey, Toasted Sesame Salad Dressing
Preparation of ingredients:
-Wash and dry the bean sprouts. Set aside.
-Break off the ends of the snow peas and remove the string. Open the shells and take the peas out of their pods. Julienne the pods. Set aside.
-Detach the cilantro leaves from the stems and chop them finely. Blanch the stems for 15 seconds in boiling water. Set aside.
-Julienne the carrots, mango, apple and avocado. Set aside.
-Zest the lemon and squeeze the juice. Set the zest aside and pour the juice onto the apple.
Making the rolls:
To start making the rolls, soak the rice sheets in warm water for 30 seconds. Sprinkle the cranberry powder and a bit of lemon zest. Add a bit of each ingredient from the filling to the center horizontally. Add 2 sprigs of blanched cilantro onto the rice sheet and fold the base of the sheet onto the filling, then fold the sides in towards the middle. Roll and tighten to hold the filling. Repeat the steps for each roll.
Cut the rolls in half. Garnish with the snow peas, apple, bean sprouts and cranberry powder. Shake the cranberry, honey and toasted sesame dressing well and pour in a serving dish to dip the rolls in. Enjoy.