Summer rolls are like spring rolls, but aren’t fried so they’re healthier, which makes these summer roll recipes ideal for your well-balanced meal plan.
They’re perfect for summer when you want to eat lighter, but you can serve them up anytime the mood strikes.
Check out these summer roll recipes and you’ll be a pro in no time.
1. Vegetable Summer Rolls
You should be eating lots of vegetables every day, but if you don’t really like them plain, this is a one of the best summer roll recipes that help you to fit them in your diet in a delicious way.
You can even mix and match your favorites as subs for the ones called for in the recipe.
3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 small garlic clove, minced
¾ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon tomato paste
¾ teaspoon sugar
1 ounce bean thread noodles
1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
4 rice paper rounds
2 red-leaf lettuce leaves, rib removed and cut in half
¼ cup fresh mint leaves
¼ cup fresh basil leaves
½ cup thinly sliced Napa cabbage
¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/3 cup coarsely shredded carrot
To make the sauce, cook the onion, garlic and red pepper flakes in oil over moderate heat, about 4 minutes.
Add the oil, water, peanut butter, hoisin sauce, tomato paste and sugar and simmer about 1 minute.
To make the rolls, soak the noodles in hot water for 15 minutes, then drain.
Toss with vinegar and salt to taste.
Soak the rice paper rounds about 1 minute, then put on a plate.
Place a piece of lettuce on each round, and spread it with ¼ of the sauce, the noodles and the mint, basil, cabbage, cilantro and carrot.
Fold in the sides of the rice paper and roll the ingredients inside.
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