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.

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