Summer Spring Rolls

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I love spring rolls, but when they’re fried, I can’t really eat them without feeling some guilt. That’s why these rice paper spring rolls are great. Fill them up with fruit and veggies, and you have a guilt free, fresh, summer hors d’oeuvre. You can find the rice paper wrappers at any Asian market, or I usually buy mine from our local Whole Foods. Messing around with combinations for filling is half the fun, but this combo has proven to be a favorite amongst my friends. It’s also one of my own favorites – easy, no cook, and so utterly fresh tasting.

You’ll Need:

1 avocado cut into slices

1 mango, peeled and sliced into strips

½ cup of cherry tomatoes, quartered

1 carrot, shredded

4 leaves of red leaf lettuce, torn up into pieces

2 sprigs of cilantro

9 rice paper wrappers

Basin filled with hot water to soak wrappers in

Directions:

Soak wrapper in hot water until it becomes pliable and bendy.

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Take the rice paper out, and lay it out on a kitchen towel to absorb some of the excess water. Pile on a bit of each ingredient right in the center of the wrapper.

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To roll it up, first fold up the lower half, keeping everything tightly together

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Then fold in either side

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And roll it up the rest of the way

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Do the same for each spring roll. Serve with any dipping sauce you would like. Chili dipping sauce or soy sauce are two that taste great

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Comments

jenn -July 31, 2011, 11:19AM

mmmmmm, i love fried spring rolls too but i shall try this out! it looks refreshing and simple (:

Erin -July 31, 2011, 11:22AM

Haha, that’s why, when they’re not fried, they’re just called “summer rolls” anyway.

g! -July 31, 2011, 3:57PM

They are “Summer Rolls” :) I really like them best with their peanut dipping sauce companion served at most Vietnamese restaurants. Mango sounds like a good addition, too.

Bckls -July 31, 2011, 5:07PM

Healthy and delicious, I’m trying this. Yummy!

Alexandra -August 2, 2011, 10:00AM

Yum! I have been making these for the past few summers, they are one of my favorites! I am going to try it with the mangoes, that sounds delicious. I usually make a dipping sauce with peanut butter, hoisin sauce, hot sauce and hot chilli flakes.

xox

Anonymous -August 2, 2011, 11:27AM

These look amazing!! Guess I’m stopping at the Asian market today…

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