Vietnamese Summer Rolls
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"These ever popular Vietnamese Summer Rolls are bursting with freshness and are light and crunchy all at once. You can play around with the filling - add some cooked chicken or shrimp with the veggies. Depending on the season, I like to add raw mango, ripe mango or avocado. It is important to not over fill the rolls or it will be difficult to roll them up neatly."
-- @cucinamiabynatasha
Recipe

Details

Prep time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 12 rolls

Recipe

Dipping Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1 green chili, pounded and finely chopped
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons water, plus more if needed
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

For the Sauce

Method

  • Step 1

    Whisk all ingredients together and adjust to taste. Add more water If needed. It should be of pouring consistency​.

For The Rolls

  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1/ 2 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 small radishes, cut into matchsticks
  • avocado, sliced
  • 1/ 2 cup purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1/ 4 cup spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cups vermicelli noodles, prepared according to package directions
  • Handful of mint leaves
  • Handful of cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 rice paper sheets

For the Spring Rolls

Method

  • Step 1

    Combine the veggies in a bowl. Add the vinegar, sugar and salt. Adjust to taste.

  • Step 2

    Cook the vermicelli noodles in a pot of hot water for 5 mins and drain. Keep aside to cool.

  • Step 3

    To assemble the rolls, prepare some warm water in a flat bowl or cake pan. Keep the filling and noodles and herbs ready. Dip in the water till soft. Place the moist paper on a flat board.

  • Step 4

    Place the herbs in a straight line. Add some noodles. Add some veggie filling and a few more herbs.

  • Step 5

    Fold the top and bottom of the rice paper, then tightly roll the sides till secure.

  • Step 6

    Serve with dipping sauce.