Recipe: Fresh Spring Rolls
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
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!