Fresh Summer Rolls with Teriyaki Dipping Sauce
Summer rolls are basically a salad rolled into an editable container, made with fresh, crisp vegetables rolled in rice paper. Serve as a snack or appetizer.
Once you get the hang of the rice papers, this recipes is super easy to make. They are also a great way to eat for raw veggies in your diet in a fun way kids will even enjoy.
The Workstation is Key
Before you start rolling, you'll want to set up a little work station that makes it easy to grab the vegetables.
Have your mint leaves, sprouts and lettuce all ready, with the red cabbage chopped, the avocado sliced, the cucumber and carrots julienned. Then, set everything aside.
The Rice Paper Wrappers
Start by filling a pie pan or frying pan with warm water. Place one wrapper at a time into the water for about 5-10 seconds, then use both hands to pull it out.
Make sure you use two hands so your rice paper does rip.
Next, place the rice paper on a cutting board, then add 2 leaves of lettuce for the base. The lettuce acts as another layer between the rice paper and vegetables, which helps make wrapping them much easier.
Then, add the sprouts to the middle of the lettuce, with carrots to the left and cucumber to the right. Top the sprouts with a layer of red cabbage, and a slice of avocado, along with 2-3 mint leaves.
To roll the papers, fold the top and bottom of the paper over the filling.
Next, fold the left side over the filling, then continue rolling until everything is snug in a little roll.
Repeat this process for the remaining rolls.
You can leave the roll as is or cut them in half.
Finally, pour the teriyaki sauce in a small bowl for dipping, then enjoy!