Green Papaya Spring Roll with Coconut Peanut Sauce Recipe

Spring calls for a tasty way to use fresh spring veggies and herbs! We love this healthy snack from Nicole Scharer (@nicole_scharer) that incorporates fresh herbs from your AeroGarden–perfect for afternoon parties or as a side dish!   

Spring Rolls 


Edible Flowers, optional 
3 leaves Butter Lettuce, torn into small pieces 
1 Green Papaya, peeled and shredded
1 large Carrot, peeled and shredded
Handful of Mint and Basil, julienned
Rice Paper Wrappers
Grilled shrimp or chicken, optional


Moisten rice paper wrapper in a large bowl of lukewarm water. Sprinkle on edible flowers, top with lettuce, then papaya, carrot and fresh herbs (and shrimp or chicken, if using). Let sit for about 1 minute so wrapper is flexible. Start at bottom end and fold up, then fold in sides and complete the roll. Serve with Coconut Peanut Sauce.

Coconut Peanut Sauce


1/2 cup smooth Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Sweet Thai Chili Sauce
1/2 cup Coconut Milk


In a food processor, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Add more sweet chili for a spicier sauce, or more coconut milk for a milder preparation.

Makes about six spring rolls.

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