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Swami's Roll Recipe

Swami's Roll Recipe

Aug 7th 2012


At Swami's beach in Encinitas, CA, we surfed and contemplated the marvelous coral reef. Feeling peaceful and energized by the sun, we were inspired to make the Swami's Roll. While the ingredient list is long, the recipe is truly easy to make. It only takes three simple steps.

Swami's beach in Encinitas, CA

Step 1: JapaNice Sauce

4 tbsp Nama Shoyu
4 tbsp filtered water
1 tsp agave nectar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp minced ginger

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and you're done!


Step 2: Pistachio Paste

1 cup pistachio butter
2 tbsp lemon juice
½ cup finely minced parsley
1 tsp kalahari salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp agave nectar

Mix all the ingredients to make a pistachio paste. You can also add water to make the paste thinner as needed.

Swami's Roll with JapaNice Sauce

Step 3: Rolling the Noris

3 Nori sheets
6 butter lettuce leaves
2 stalks of celery
½ bell pepper
1 cup alfalfa sprouts

For each roll: place one nori sheet on a cutting board or bamboo nori roller. Spread some pistachio paste, put 2 leaves of butter lettuce, thin slices of celery and bell pepper, and top with alfalfa sprouts. Start rolling while keeping the veggies tight in the nori sheet. Hydrate the edge of the nori sheet with water to help it stick. Cut each roll into 4-8 equal pieces. Dip pieces in the JapaNice Sauce and enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Chef Perkunas

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