As we roll into summer, fresh vegetables are more abundant at local farmer’s markets. One way to bring the bounty of flavor together is in a spring roll. With a rice paper canvas, and a palette of prepared ingredients, rolls can be personalized to taste and serve as perfect light dinner or appetizer that segues to the summer season.
+ spring roll/rice paper wrappers, (dip and moisten in hot water until tacky, but do not soak)
+ fresh mint or cilantro
+ fresh sprouts or maifun noodles
+ julienned carrots, cucumber, red pepper, avocado, red cabbage
+ fresh mango
+ optional protein: tofu, chicken, shrimp
01 Peanut Sauce Wisk 1/3 cup peanut butter, 2 Tbs. rice vinegar, 2 Tbs. soy sauce, 2 Tbs. maple syrup, 1 Tbs. toasted sesame oil, 2 cloves pressed garlic. Add 2-3 Tbs. water to desired consistency.
02 Vietnamese Nuoc Cham Sauce Combine 2 Tbs. sugar, 3 Tbs. fresh lime juice, and 1/2 cup water. Add 3 Tbs. fish sauce. Optional: 1-2 tsp. chili garlic sauce/sambal oelek.