Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Veggie Rolls

Veggie rolls are a great way of making a quick, and surprisingly very filling meal. They are full of nutrients due to the ingredients used, and the fact that nearly everything used is raw. They follow the principles of the Hippocrates Diet, which is a 'living food' way of eating. They are an ideal item for a picnic or lunchbox. I have not included quanitites for most things, as you can make it up.

Raw Veggie Rolls

Alternatives: there are plenty of alternatives you can use such as chopped tomatoes, salad leaves, chopped/grated/shredded zucchini/courgette...

  • Raw or toasted nori sheets - - I use 1 or 2 sheets per person
  • 1/2 avocado - per person
  • Lemon juice or apple cider vingar
  • Sprouted seeds - alfafa, brocoli, mung... or whatever else you have sprouted/bought (you could use cress if you don't have any sprouts)
  • Cucumber, grated/shreeded or finely julienned
  • Carrot, grated/shredded
  • Bell pepper (any colour), finely sliced into strips
  • Seasoning
  • Tamari - optional
  1. Take a sheet of nori and lay flat on a plate or clean surface
  2. Peel the avocado half/remove the stone, and roughly chop it into a small bowl 
    Spread on the avocado paste
  3. Take the seasoning, and lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, and add this to the avocado (you should add it 'to taste' - everyone likes a different amount, so add a little, taste it and then add some more if necessary)
  4. Using a fork, mash the avocado mixture to incorporate the seasoning and the lemon juice/vinegar until it makes a paste
  5. Divide the nori sheet into 4 squares
  6. Spread the avocado paste onto each square (you may wish to leave a little sheet spare at the top for rolling, I didn't bother!)
  7. Top the avocado paste with the grated/shredded cucumber and carrot
  8. Then add the sprouts, followed by the bell pepper
  9. Roll up your squares (if you left some of the sheet spare, then you can moisten it with water to make it stick to the rest of the roll
  10.  Plate up - and serve with tamari dipping sauce or simply by themselves
A close up of the filling
Raw veggies, seaweed and avocado - yum!

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