Spring Rolls

Spring rolls take a refreshing dip in a nutty lime vinaigrette in this traditional Vietnamese treat—perfect for picnics, potlucks, or an afternoon on the boat.

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When it comes to food, people often ask, “What can I bring?”

Next time you get invited to a picnic, boat outing, or poolside get-together, leave the boring potato chips and ranch dip behind and pack up something a little more unexpected.

The next thing they’ll ask is, “Can I have the recipe?”

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

A pair of spring rolls on a scarlet plate
Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Makes 8 servings

  • 1 cup julienned carrots
  • 1/4 cup shredded cabbage
  • 2 cups mung bean sprouts
  • 2 cups julienned seeded cucumber
  • 1 cup minced scallions
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 16 rice paper wrappers
  • Daikon sprout, for garnish

Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup crushed toasted peanuts

In large bowl, combine carrots, cabbage bean sprouts, cucumber, scallions, cilantro, and sesame seeds. One at a time, dip wrappers into cold water and gently shake off water. Place vegetable mixture on wrapper and fold like a burrito.

To prepare sauce: Toast and crush peanuts. Then whisk together lime juice, sugar, fish sauce, chili oil, and cilantro. Stir in peanuts and serve with spring roll wraps.

Per serving:
Calories: 235
Fat: 5 g
Carbohydrates: 40 g
Cholesterol: 4 mg
Sodium: 724 mg
Protein: 8g

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