Not sure about you, but it has always been hard for me to go straight back into ‘proper eating’ after the holidays.
Having gotten used to slighter heavier meals means I need to keep going like that for at least a week or so, after which time my body just gives me a signal it needs lighter food.
After seeing these fresh-looking veggie rolls I knew they would be my ‘reset button’ to detox my body from all the cookies and holiday-type food that’s delicious indeed, but I do need a break from.
These unique vegetable rolls are crunchy, colorful, and delicious thanks to a variety of fresh produce! There’s plenty of leftover creamy avocado hummus for more dipping and snacking too, depending on how many rolls you want to make. These are the perfect addition to any party platter!
Refreshingly Crucnhy Veggie Rolls With Avocado Hummus
For the Avocado Hummus:
1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 ripe avocado
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
1/2 cup arugula (or spinach)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1/2 clove of garlic
A small piece of jalapeño (optional)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or more to taste
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
For the Veggie Rolls:
2 zucchini, sliced thin with spiralizer blade
2 large carrots, sliced into sticks
1/2 of 1 English cucumber, sliced into sticks
2-3 radishes, sliced thin and halved
1/4 cup cilantro
Sesame seeds (optional)
To Make the Avocado Hummus:
In a food processor, blend the beans, avocado, lemon juice, and olive oil until smooth. Add in arugula, cilantro, garlic, sea salt, and pepper. Blend a few minutes until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a small bowl.
To Make the Veggie Rolls:
On a flat, dry surface, lay a thin piece of zucchini.
Smear with a spoonful of avocado hummus (not too much or it will overflow out the sides).
Lay the assorted vegetables and cilantro closely together on one end and begin rolling it up.
Finish with a toothpick to hold it together.
Repeat the process for the rest of the rolls.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.
Mmm this is yummyness on the light side! Share this healthy treat with a friend in need!
Dea is passionate about pursuing gentle, pure living in all its forms. She’s a veg and fruit foodie, who loves to explore the healing properties of plant-based foods and then fully indulge in their sun-filled taste. She believes that “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”