Spring rolls have become one of our favorite hot weather dinners and since temperatures have been hanging out in the higher 90’s this week I figured you might need this recipe in your life. These spring rolls are so refreshing and can be made with almost anything you’ve got on hand. If we’ve got the rice wrappers and the rice noodles, you’re on our way to a delicious and filling dinner. I love using mango to add a little sweetness and avocado to add a little creaminess. Radishes, edible flowers, and cucumbers can also be used to to add more variety in color. If you’ve never made spring rolls before rest assured that you can do this. The process can be a little intimidating so I’ve kept the ingredient list minimal. Once you’ve got the basics down though, the sky is the limit!
Quick Mango Avocado Spring Rolls With Peanut Sauce
1/2 cup mint, loosely packed
1/2 cup basil, loosely packed
1 mango, peeled and cut into thin slices
1 avocado, peeled and cut into thin slices
8-10 rice wrappers, depending how much you fill them
4 ounces vermicelli rice noodles
radishes, sliced thinly
cucumbers, sliced thinly
The Peanut Sauce
2/3 cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons tamari
juice of 1 lime
3-4 tablespoons of water
1 teaspoon sriracha
Bring a pot of water to boil and the vermicelli rice noodles according to the package directions. Rinse with cold water, drain, and set aside until you are ready to assemble the rolls.
For the peanut sauce, use a small mixing bowl to combine the peanut butter, tamari, lime juice, water, and sriracha. Add more sriracha to taste.
Have your mint, basil, avocado, mango, and whatever additional ingredients you wish to put into the rolls ready for rolling.
Fill a shallow dish with about an inch of warm water. One at a time, place the rice wrappers in the water for about 15 seconds. This will soften them just enough to allow them to be folded without breaking. Remove from the water and place on a towel to get a little excess water off. Next layer a portion of the each of the filling ingredients onto the wrapper. Fold the bottom of the wrapper over the filling and tuck the filling under the wrapper. Fold the sides in and continue to roll to form the spring roll. Repeat until all of the ingredients have been used. Eat immediately using the peanut sauce for dipping or store in the refrigerator for up to a few hours.