Chef Wendell: Colorful Vegetable Summer wraps, Italian Style

Chef Wendell and GR8 Health continue their quest to encourage Hoosiers to eat more nutritious vegetables.

Colorful Vegetable Summer wraps, Italian Style

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This recipe makes a tasty, quick and simple mixed vegetable Italian style grab-and-go. Great served alongside brown rice or quinoa and black beans. You can also wrap the veggies in wheat wrappers and eat them with a squeeze of lime.

Congratulations Hoosiers—You’re on your way to lose weight and control diabetes. Back to your original wholeness, the way Creation intended.
Good for you!!

2 small zucchini – cut into julienne pieces-Folic Acid
1/2 pound fresh spring asparagus – snapped into pieces-Glutathione (Powerful anti-carcinogen)
1/2 small organic cabbage – sliced thin or shredded-Fiber and cancer protection
2 cups diced red and green peppers julienned-Beta Carotene
Fresh snow peas, trimmed, then julienned
1 medium green onion sliced length-wise-Anti Cancer
1 minced garlic clove-Anti-Cancer
2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil-Antioxidant and a ‘good fat’
1 tbs. fresh oregano leaves, chopped fine
1 tbs. fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine-Good for lung health
Juice of I lime-Vitamin C
• Wash and trim vegetables. But do not peel them.
• Slice zucchini and peppers into julienne pieces; snap asparagus into small pieces; thinly slice or shred white cabbage trim, and then julienne the trimmed snow peas. VERY thin. (Got to get the ’string’ off the pea)
• Mix everything, including the leaves of herbs, into a mixing bowl
• Take a rice paper sheet and immerse it into a warm water bath till it’s pliable. Have a damp dish towel waiting on your cutting board ready to receive the dripping rice paper. Spread out the rehydrated rice sheet.
• Put a good tablespoon of the filling centered in the bottom third of the wrap.
• Use the envelope wrapping procedure and place the finished product onto a lightly oiled serving platter. If the platter is not oiled, the Summer Rolls will stick to the plate and fall apart when you try to pick one up.
• Serve immediately with a dipping sauce, like Italian dressing, Caesar dressing, or just a squeeze of a mix of fresh lime juice and olive oil. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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