Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Fruity Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce

I love my veggies so much I tend to neglect fruit. I like fruit and I buy fruit, but I tend to eat it plain or in my oatmeal. So tonight I decided to make a fruit salad. It's boring to chop up fruit and throw it in a bowl, and I didn't want to pour sweet stuff all over it. I went to the pantry to see what kind of nuts I had on hand, and I saw spring roll wrappers and got an idea. I've seen meat and fruit wraps. All fruit wraps can only be better.

You could use whatever fruits you have on hand. Here's what I did:

I chopped up 1 large peach and 2 kiwis. I thinly sliced 1 large black plum, and I rinsed and picked through a small package of raspberries. I toasted 2 tablespoons of slivered almonds and grabbed a bag of shredded coconut. I soaked the wrappers, layered on the fruit, some coconut, and a few almonds, and rolled them up. I had enough fruit for 4 spring rolls. It was terribly easy. The spring rolls were awesome without a dipping sauce, but I decided it was weird not to have sauce with spring rolls, so I made one.

For the dipping sauce, I mixed in a blender the following:

1/3 package of silken tofu
1/4 cup vanilla soymilk
3 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 drop of orange oil
I intended to make a vanilla/almond sauce, but I had run out of almond extract. I also didn't have any soy yogurt, but that would be an easy dip as well.

Oh, how I love delicious, beautiful, healthy food.


Vegan Diva said...

That's a fantastic idea and looks gorgeous! Wish I had some to eat right now :)

Nikki said...

Very creative and beautiful presentation! :)

I want to make some now!

rita said...

Thank looks super yum! I will do it tomorrow!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful presentation and so healthy. Would be a perfect, no guilt dessert. Thanks for sharing.

maybepigscanfly said...

I've never heard of orange oil. Have I been living under a rock, or is it just not that common?

I love the presentation that fruit always provides. This looks especially pleasing.


kayenne said...

orange oil is likely the same as orange extract. you'll find it along side baking essences like vanilla extract, lemon essence. or just throw in a bit of grated orange rind.

hmm... won't a squeeze of lemon or orange be good for the fruit mix? adds acidity and keeps browning/oxidizing at bay.