Vegetarian Peach Summer Rolls with Tahini Dipping Sauce
Celebrate the summer with these peach summer rolls! Filled to the brim with fresh healthy veggies, this meal prep recipe is sure to satisfy and nourish. Lovers of Asian cuisine delight—This remix of the traditional spring roll brings together an incredible flavor profile! Not just the rolls have incredible flavor, though. It’s the side of tahini dipping sauce that really brings all the sweet and savory notes into harmony!
These peach summer rolls are an excellent substitute for a salad! They work especially well as a meal prep option because they are so compact! In fact, when we made them, we could fit five rolls, plus a small ramekin of sauce into our one compartment meal prep container. Now that’s some smart meal prep!
Spring rolls get a summery twist by adding sweet sliced peaches. Don’t skip the tahini dipping sauce — that is what pulls all the flavors together. The rice paper wrappers may begin to dry out after 3-4 days, but all they need is a light mist of water to soften and taste fresh again. If you’d like to add extra protein, shredded chicken, cooked shrimp, or garbanzo beans are all great additions.
Individually wrapped in rice paper, each serving of peach summer rolls has 11g of fat, 5g of protein, and only 228 calories. That means they’re keto-friendly, and because they contain no animal products, they’re vegan-friendly too! We think these peach summer rolls would be great as a lighter-fare lunch option, but if you want extra protein, shrimp, chicken, or garbanzo beans make excellent additions.
Usually when we hear “leafy greens,” we think spinach or kale. But these peach summer rolls contain mint and basil as their leafy greens! Don’t think they’re any less healthy though—Basil, in particular, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and has even been shown to fight cancer! Speaking of mint, consider making these Mint Chocolate Energy Bites for dessert! If you love Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies, then this is the keto dessert for you!
Peach Summer Rolls with Tahini Dipping Sauce Ingredients:
12 rice paper wrappers
1 large peach, sliced
1 cucumber, cut in matchsticks
2 cups purple cabbage, shredded
1 cup basil
½ cup fresh mint
Tahini Dipping Sauce:
¼ cup tahini
¼ cup coconut milk, canned
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons coconut aminos
½ tablespoon honey
¼ teaspoon sea salt
Sriracha chili sauce, to taste
Of course, we cannot forget about the fabulous keto-friendly tahini dipping sauce! Interestingly, the name “tahini” originates from the Arabic word tahana, or “to grind”. This makes sense, as tahini itself consists of ground sesame seeds. Sesame seeds hold an interesting past as well—The first recorded mention of sesame was found in a 4000-year-old cuneiform document. Remember as you eat this rich dipping sauce, that its historical value is rich as well!
Don’t be fooled by the creaminess of the dipping sauce! We promise it’s 100% keto friendly. In fact, it’s good for you! Instead of soy sauce, this meal prep recipe calls for coconut milk, which contains MCTs (medium chain triglycerides). MCTs have been shown to reduce appetite and caloric intake, which helps the liver produce ketones. Did you know that sesame seeds are also highly nutritious? They are a naturally-occurring source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, manganese, amino acids, and calcium! Want to get in on more sesame seed action? Check out our meal prep recipe for Sesame Cranbutter Protein Squares or even our recipe for Sesame Salmon with Bok Choy and Mushrooms!
This peach summer roll meal prep recipe makes 4 servings, and takes 25 minutes to prepare! Try making these rolls for friends, or take your family out for a picnic with them–Summer is here! ? We think this meal prep recipe is a crisp, tasty, and healthy way to cool off, and we think you will agree!
- 12 rice wrappers
- 1 large peach sliced
- 1 Cucumber cut into match sticks
- 2 cups Purple Cabbage shredded
- 1 cup basil
- 1/2 cup fresh mint
Tahini Dipping Sauce
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup coconut milk Canned, full fat
- 3 tbs lime juice
- 2 tbs Coconut Aminos
- 1/2 tbs Honey
- Sea Salt to taste
- sriracha chili sauce optional
- Prepare the dipping sauce by adding all the ingredients to a blender, and processing until smooth. This can be done by hand but is easier in a blender.
- Set up a station with bowls of each ingredient. You will also need a cutting board, and a pie plate filled with warm water to soften the rice paper.
- Start by dipping a sheet of rice paper in water, making sure both sides are wet. Do not allow the rice paper to fully soften in the water. It will continue to soften once you’ve set it on the cutting board.
- Start filling your roll by adding the basil and mint leaves, and then adding cucumbers, shredded cabbage, and peaches.
- Fold the top and bottom of the rice paper to the center, and then roll the paper from left to right, tightly packing the rolls.
- Repeat with the rest of the rice paper wrappers.
- Serve with dipping sauce.