Paradise Roll with a Sweet and Spicy Papaya Dressing

I made this recipe for Living Light Culinary Art Institute’s “5 in 5 Hot Raw Chef Recipe Contest”. It is easy to make, has only 5 main ingredients along with 5 flavor enhancers and is a truly delightful meal or appetizer depending on how hungry you may be. If it is currently before July 15th 2011 please vote for me by clicking here -#46 Chaya-Ryvka . If it is past that date enjoy this recipe and scroll to the bottom of this post to watch the video submission which will also walk you through the process of making the recipe!

The 5 main ingredients in this roll include: Avocado, Papaya, Jicama, Thai Young Coconut, & Nastertium Flowers. The 5 flavor enhancers include: Lime Juice, Sea Salt, Mint Leaves, Chili Flakes & Coconut Sugar Paste. The flavors and textures are well balanced, fresh, and truly alive. I hope you all love this light and filing meal as much as I do. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think or what you may turn this recipe into. I love all your creativity! Here’s the recipe:

Paradise Roll with a Sweet & Spicy Papaya Dressing
Recipe by Chaya-Ryvka Diehl

Serves 2
Sweet and Spicy Papaya Dressing:

  • 3 Tbs. chopped papaya
  • 1 Tbs. lime juice
  • 2 Tbs. young coconut water
  • 1 Tbs. coconut nectar or other liquid sweetener
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red chili flakes

Blend all ingredients in a spice grinder until smooth. If you only have a large blender you can double the recipe and use your blender.
Store your dressing refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Paradise Roll Ingredients:

  • 1 large avocado peeled
  • 1 cup ripe papaya strips
  • 1 cup jicama strips
  • 1 cup Thai young coconut strips
  • 1 Tbs. mint chiffonade
  • 3 nasturtium flowers

Layer two foot long sheets of saran wrap, one layered upon the other, set lengthwise on your counter or cutting board.
Use a vegetable peeler to create flat strips of avocado. Place the first strip of avocado on your saran wrap base toward the left hand side. Continue placing the strips of avocado on the saran wrap one slightly overlapping the next in a horizontal line. Continue until you have a row about 6 inches long. Start again with a second row beneath the first, the bottom row slightly overlapping the top. Once the bottom layer is as long as the top, you are ready to layer your filling.
Place a row of each filling ingredient across the avocado wrapper about a third of the way up from the bottom.
Top the filling ingredients with a sprinkle of mint, and a few nasturtium flowers.
Finally drizzle some of the dressing over the ingredients and roll as follows:
Lift the edge of the plastic wrap closest to you. Carefully fold it over so that the avocado closest to you touches the avocado furthest from you. Pul the filling ingredients back towards your body to tighten the roll. Continue to roll away from your body and lift the plastic wrap as you roll. Continue until the plastic wrap is removed and you have a fully wrapped avocado roll.
Slice and serve right away!

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