Dee’s Vegan Nutritious Salad Rolls – good for kids & good for you! Only 70 calories per portion.

16 Jan

I must confess I don’t really like cooked turnip, I never have but I do love raw turnip, as a child I would munch away happily on it while my Mum prepared the dinner.  Then I would refuse to eat the cooked version!  I used turnip here because that is what I had in my fridge but you can grate any raw vegetable for this.  Carrots, squash etc.  I marinated the grated turnip in an asian style marinade but you may wish to leave this out if the flavours are too strong for your little ones.

If you are trying to help your kids eat more vegetables, this is a good way of doing it. If they prefer to eat raw vegetables, encourage them eat them, they are far more nutritious and appetising than limp carrots boiled into submission!.  Granted they might get a bit of stick in school munching on raw turnip but hidden in a roll like this, it looks like a fat laden spring roll they might get in the local chinese! And they might have fun helping you make the rolls!

Ingredients:- Makes 5 rolls

5 Spring Roll Wrappers (rice paper)

1/4  turnip – grated (you can use any vegetable here carrots/butternut squash etc

Half an avocado thinly sliced

1/4 cucumber cut into slices

1 spring onion

1tbsp of sesame seeds ( I used furikake seasoning)


1 tbsp soy sauce

2 tsp of sesame oil

juice 1/2 lemon

1tsp of vinegar ( I used umboshei)


Grate the turnip or the vegetable you want to use into a bowl, add the marinade and leave to one side ( you might wish to leave out this step if your children find it too strong, have them taste it first).

Rehydrate the rice paper rolls in warm water for 1 min each.  Place on a tea-towel.  Place 2 slices of avocado on the roll, on the end nearest to you, then add a sprinkling of spring onions, the cucumber and 1 spoon of the grated vegetable mix onto the rice paper on the end nearest you.  Roll away from you and bring the sides in.  Sprinkle each roll with sesame seeds and place in the fridge.  Serve with soy sauce or sweet chilli dipping sauce

Each roll contains:-


1g protein

3g carbohydrae

1.7g fibre

2 g fat (mono unsaturated and poly unsaturated mostly – good fats)

If you eat all 5 of them for a light meal or a healthy lunch..

They contain 354kcal and 4.7g protein but are also high in

Vitamin C

Vitamin B6


Panthothenic Acid








These rolls are filling and are full or nutrients.  While also being vegan and gluten-free.  To make them even more substantial you can add some rice noodles too.   I like to add beansprouts sometimes too!  Enjoy!

Dee's Nutritious Salad Wraps

Dee’s Nutritious Salad Wraps

Rice paper, avocado, turnip


2 Responses to “Dee’s Vegan Nutritious Salad Rolls – good for kids & good for you! Only 70 calories per portion.”

  1. Lisa January 17, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    I love this recipe, but where do you find rice paper? I’ve been looking for it all over Mayo but no luck. Thanks!

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