Fruit And Veggie “Sushi” Rolls

I love Asian cuisine. I love to cook it and to eat it! Today I was in the mood to make a playful, and super flavorful Asian dish! I decided on making fruit and vegetable sushi rolls. These beautiful rolls are delicious and healthy. Here’s how I created this Asian inspired dish…I first thinly sliced my produce. I used red and orange peppers, poblano peppers, mango, green apple, and red onion. You may think this is a random combination, but I promise the flavors play off of each other perfectly! You have the sweet peppers and mango, tart green apple, spicy poblano, and the contrast of the red onion… it’s the perfect crunchy bite in a “sushi” roll! You can of course substitute these with your favorite fruits and veggies. I then made my guacamole spread! This adds a beautiful creamy texture to the rolls, and helps act as the “glue” that holds the veggies together. I simply mashed avocado, added some of the poblano seeds for an added kick, and then seasoned with some salt and pepper. Next up, time to make the cucumber ribbons! I did this with a mandolin slicer. Don’t slice too thin or it makes it hard to roll and the cucumber may rip on you. The cucumber is what holds the rolls together and needs to be sturdy enough! Now it’s time to roll these babies! Take a cucumber ribbon, spread some of the guacamole on it, add a couple slivers of each veggie and tear up a piece of basil and place on the veggies. Roll it all up and place seam down on your serving dish. Top them with sesame seeds and some grated ginger. Lastly, comes the dipping sauce! This brings everything together and really makes this an Asian dish. Combine a 1/2 cup of rice wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of white sugar, 2 teaspoons of toasted sesame oil and 1/2 tablespoon of salt. Whisk together and there you have it…A blast of colorful flavors all rolled up into one! 

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