FEATURED RECIPE: Fresh Veggie Rolls with Mango Salsa and Savory Almond Dipping Sauce
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as a whole. These blog posts are written by individuals associated with this organization and are their personal views of
food and our food systems. The sole purpose and mission of Everyone’s Harvest remains the same: “to create vibrant,
healthy communities and equitable food webs.”
Blog by Chiara Cabiglio, Everyone’s Harvest Intern
On August 20th, community members attended Everyone’s Harvest Pacific Grove Certified Farmers’ Market Healthy
Interactive Cooking Workshop. This particular workshop was led by Super Natural Chef Kari Bernardi, who taught
enthusiastic eaters how to make Fresh Veggie Rolls with Mango Salsa and Savory Almond Dipping Sauce. These
workshops are part of Everyone’s Harvest’s Edible Education for Healthy Youth program, which are grant-sponsored by the
vouchers that enable them to purchase local produce from the markets and use what they learned from the workshop to
prepare a wholesome meal at home.
This plant-based, raw vegan dish not only is delicious and nutritious, but also is environmentally friendly and sustainable.
Consider the amount of energy and fossil fuels it takes to raise the 65 billion animals each year for food: the clearing of the
rainforests for cattle ranching as well as for the corn and soy crops to feed the animals, the resulting release of climate
change-inducing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the generation of three times the amount of methane from pasture-
fruits, and grains, on the other hand, have a much lower carbon footprint than meat and dairy.
Fresh Veggie Rolls with Mango Salsa and Savory Almond Dipping Sauce is not merely a recipe – it is part of the solution to
a much larger global problem. It is a way to eat and live consciously and simply so that others and future generations may
simply live. So what are you waiting for? Here is your chance to become a part of this movement for positive change! Shop for
this recipe’s ingredients at your local farmers’ market and stores such as Whole Foods and New Leaf. Try to buy organic as
often as you can. Then host a dinner party and make this mouth-watering and sustainable meal at home to impress your
family and friends! Or better yet – host a fun cooking party and make this recipe with your friends and family so that they can
learn how to make it too! If you are new to cooking or find this recipe a little too complicated, watch this video of Chef
Bernardi teaching the workshop participants how to make this recipe in a step-by-step demonstration. Below are the list of
ingredients with directions.
Here’s to saving Planet Earth, one sustainable and plant-based meal at a time! 🙂
Ingredients for the Mango Salsa:
*2 Avocados, peeled, pitted and purred with a fork
*2 Mangos, peeled, pitted and diced
*2 tablespoons Purple Onion, diced
*2 tablespoons Cilantro, minced
*1/2 teaspoon of prepared Chili Paste (optional)
*1 teaspoon of Lime Juice
*pinch of Himalayan Salt
Ingredients for the Rice Wrapper Roles:
*12 Rice Wrapper Sheets
*6 large Lettuce leaves, washed and dried
*3 cups Sprouts, rinsed and drained
*1 Red Bell Pepper, de-seeded and cut into thin strips
*1 Cucumber, de-seeded and cut into thin strips
*1 Carrot, peeled into ribbons/curls
*6 Basil leaves, cut into thin ribbons
*6 Mint leaves, cut into thin ribbons
*12 Cilantro sprigs, washed and dried
Directions for the Mango Salsa:
Mix together all ingredients in a mixing bowl with a fork. Set aside to marry flavors while you prepare fresh roll ingredients.
Directions for the Fresh Rolls:
Prepare all of the filling ingredients and separate in bowls or on a platter.
Soften rice wrappers by moistening them in water just until pliable and soft – about 30 seconds
Overlap 2 softened rice wrappers to form one large wrapper on clean cutting board (can be very sticky).
Take a lettuce leaf and split it down the middle and lay the two pieces on top of rice wrapper with pretty edges of lettuce leaf sticking out the sides of the wrapper.
Next place handful of sprouts (about ½ cup) along lettuce leaves. Then top with a few strips of bell peppers and cucumbers, then some carrot curls and fresh herbs.
Top filling in wrapper with 1 tablespoon of mango salsa.
Take edge of wrapper and roll over filling. Leave seam side down and cut in half on an angle.
Serve with Savory Almond Dipping Sauce.
Ingredients and Directions for the Savory Almond Dipping Sauce:
*1 cup of Raw Almond Butter
*1/2 cup of Maple Syrup
*1/2 cup of Organic Tamari
*3 tablespoons of Lemon Juice
*3 tablespoons of Tangerine Juice
*1 tablespoon of Lime Juice
*3-4 tablespoons of Ginger Root, peeled and chopped
*2 tablespoons of Garlic, peeled and chopped
*1/4 cup Pure H2O (if needed to blend smooth)
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add a small amount of pure H2O if needed to form a thick sauce.