Here’s a diet-friendly lunch.
It’s a sort of salad-wrap, Vietnamese style.
And we call it a Summer Roll; packed with veggies and served with Hoisin Peanut sauce.
1 T lime juice
Rice paper rounds
Romaine lettuce leaves
4 Carrots, peeled and shredded
1 Cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into strips
Hoisin Sauce (recipe follows)
To prepare rice noodles, place them in a bowl and pour boiling water over them. Soak for
10 min, and thoroughly drain. Cut noodles with kitchen scissors in a few places to make
them easier to work with when wrapping the rolls. Toss noodles in lime juice and a dash
of hot sauce.Place warm water in a shallow dish big enough to hold one of the rice rounds. Put one
round in the water and let sit for about ten seconds to soften. Remove round and place on
work surface. Place lettuce leaf in center of round. Add shredded carrots, sliced
cucumbers, cilantro,and peanuts on leaf. Squeeze some sauce on the veg, and roll tightly like a burrito.
Hoisin Peanut Sauce
3⁄4 c hoisin sauce
1⁄4 c creamy peanut butter
1⁄4 c water
2 T tablespoons lime juice
1 T soy sauce
Hot sauce, dash or more
1⁄2 tsp garlic powder
Whisk all of the above ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Have a sample
taste, and add more