Mango Spring Rolls with Avocado-Cilantro Dipping Sauce

Ingredients
 
Spring rolls:

  • 2 small handfuls organic mint leaves
  • 2 ripe organic mangos, sliced into long, thin strips (see photos)
  • 1 large organic red bell pepper, seeded, membranes removed and sliced into long, thin strips
  • 2 organic jalapeños, seeded, membranes removed and sliced into long, thin strips
  • 4 organic green onions, green and white parts, chopped (about ⅓ cup)
  • 1 large organic English cucumber, cut into long thin strips
  • 6 to 7 round GF/organic rice papers, also known as spring roll wrappers or spring roll skins

 

Creamy avocado-cilantro dipping sauce:

  • 2 ripe organic avocados, diced
  • ⅓ cup organic lime juice (about 2 large limes, juiced)
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ½ cup lightly packed fresh organic cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon salt

 
Instructions

  • Fill a shallow pan larger than your spring roll wrappers (a pie plate works great) with warm water. Fold a lint-free tea towel in half and place it next to the dish. Place your prepared spring roll fillings within reach.
  • Place one rice paper in the water and let it rest for about twenty seconds. You'll learn to go by feel here—wait until the sheet is pliable but not super floppy. Carefully lay it flat on the towel.
  • Leaving about an inch of open rice paper around the edge, cover the lower third of the paper with about 3 mint leaves. Top with four slices of mango down the length of the greens, followed by several slices of cucumber, bell pepper and jalapeño, and finally, a sprinkle of green onions.
  • Fold over one long side to enclose the filling, then fold over the short sides like you would a burrito, and lastly, roll it up, stretching the remaining long side around the the roll to seal it. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  • To make your avocado sauce, combine the avocado, lime juice, water, cilantro and salt in a small food processor or blender. Purée until smooth and transfer to a small serving bowl. If you won’t be serving the rolls immediately, press plastic wrap against the surface of the dip to prevent oxidation.
  • Slice the rolls in half on the diagonal with a sharp chef’s knife or serve whole, with avocado dipping sauce on the side.