In my world of culinary exploration, finding recipes that combine freshness and innovation is a constant compansion. These Carrot Seaweed Salad Spring Rolls are a perfect example of trying some new flavors together. Blending vibrant carrots with the subtle taste of seaweed, these spring rolls offer a refreshing and nutritious twist to your meals. And if you bought yuzu to try one of the other recipes, here is another option to use it.
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Savor the Season with Carrot Seaweed Summer Rolls
The combination of crisp carrots and the hint of seaweed creates a unique flavor that can awaken your taste buds. The addition of yuzu, sesame oil, and ginger adds a pungent touch to the rolls…maybe in a way you have not tried a spring roll before.
If you are hoping to add more vegetables to your diet, this recipe is one way to pack in extra nutrients. There are many options to create these rolls ergo this is also great for summer picnics. Pack your favorite dipping sauce to go with them.
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Carrots and Seaweed combine really nicely
These spring rolls are not only a treat for your palate but also a nutritional powerhouse. Seaweed is packed with essential vitamins and minerals, including iodine, calcium, and iron therefore it’s a wonderful source of antioxidants and offers potential health benefits. Especially if you are eating salt that does not have iodine added.
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Let’s try the NOMA projects Kelp Oil
As an adventurous culinary enthusiast, I couldn’t resist diving into the intriguing world of Noma projects. Inspired by the renowned Noma restaurant, their mini projects offer a unique opportunity to bring a taste of their innovation into my own kitchen.
With their emphasis on quality ingredients, inventive techniques, and a commitment to pushing culinary boundaries, Noma projects provide a passage to explore new flavors and expand my capacity. From experimenting with their kelp oil to incorporating their creative approaches to ingredients and presentation, each venture into their mini projects is a new experience.
It’s a chance to channel the spirit of Noma’s renowned innovation and bring a touch of culinary magic to my own gastronomic adventures. I added kelp oil to this dish though it will taste great even if you don’t have it.
Recipe: Carrot Seaweed Summer Rolls
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What makes these spring rolls even more appealing is their simplicity and versatility. You can easily prepare them ahead of time, making them a convenient option for busy days or gatherings. Plus, they make for a great addition to any summer menu, adding a refreshing touch to your dining experience. And even if you don’t have kelp oil, there are still delish!
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In the world of plant-based kitchen exploration, finding recipes that combine freshness and innovation is a true delight. These Carrot Seaweed Salad Spring Rolls are a perfect example of such a recipe. Blending vibrant carrots with the subtle taste of seaweed, these spring rolls offer a refreshing and nutritious twist to your meals.
Carrot Seaweed Salad:
6 large carrots
1/2cup dried seaweed (such as kelp, wakame or nori)
Carrot Seaweed Salad (prepared as mentioned above)
4 large rice paper wrappers
1cup pickled radish, thinly sliced (optional)
1cup lettuce, thinly sliced
1cup cucumber, sliced thinly
Prepare the Carrot Seaweed Salad:
Use a Julianne slicer to cut the carrots into thin matchstick-like strips (see in the resources section below for a slicer that I use).
Soak the dried seaweed in water for about 5 minutes until it softens, then drain and rinse it under cold water. Chop the seaweed into small pieces.
In a bowl, combine the julienned carrots, chopped seaweed, yuzu juice, sesame, onions, sesame oil, freshly grated ginger, pickled radish, and kelp oil (if you happen to have access to it). Toss well to ensure the flavors are evenly distributed. Season with salt to taste.
Assemble the Spring Rolls:
Fill a large bowl of baking pan with warm water. Dip one rice paper wrapper into the water and let it soften for about 10-15 seconds until pliable.
Place the softened rice paper wrapper on a clean surface. I use a cutting board.
Spread a small amount of the Carrot Seaweed Salad across the center of the rice paper wrapper, leaving some space at the edges.
Add a layer of pickled radish, lettuce, and cucumber on top of the salad.
Fold the sides of the rice paper wrapper towards the center, then roll it up tightly from the bottom to enclose the filling. Repeat this process with the remaining wrappers and filling.
Serve and Enjoy:
Arrange the prepared spring rolls on a serving platter.
You can serve the spring rolls as they are or slice them in half diagonally for an elegant presentation.
You can serve them with a dipping sauce of your choice like a spicy peanut sauce.
Experiment with vegetables that you have to create new types of rolls. I had kelp oil from Noma Projects that I added but you could also use any herb oil.
Prep Time:30 minutes
Keywords: Vegan, Summer Roll
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