Recipe: Fresh Spring Rolls

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Here’s a really easy recipe to make “fresh” spring rolls (not fried).  These are great with your favorite dipping sauce (I make a mean peanut sauce) and quick to prepare.  Here is what you need:

Spring Roll Wrappers (Rice Paper)
Bagged Shredded Coleslaw
Fresh Basil Leaves
Green Onion
Avocado

Chop up the basil leaves and green onions.  I use kitchen scissors to cut slivers off of the leaves and to cut the green onions.  I find that to be easier.

Cut up the avocado into small chunks.  I cut the avocado in half lengthwise and make horizontal and vertical cuts with a knife on each half (after removing the seed) like a tic tac toe board.  Be careful not to pierce the skin.  Then I take a spoon and scoop out the pieces from the skin.  Easy peasy.

Now that all of the prep is done, it’s time to put it all together.  I take one rice paper wrapper and run it under warm water to soften it.  Once it is soft, I lay it on my cutting board and place a small handful of the shredded coleslaw in the middle.  Next I add the basil, green onions and avocado.  Finally, I fold the ends over and roll kinda like a burrito.  Done!

You can make variations on this recipe adding other fresh ingredients.  My mom adds rice noodles to hers.

Here are some pics.  Enjoy!

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