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Easy summer spring rolls!

 

(Photo credit: I Heart Daily)

It's summer, ladies. The last thing you want to do is spend all your time in a hot kitchen—what you need are quick and light foods. This fast and easy spring roll recipe is perfect for those lazy days. 

There’s lots of room for creativity and when it comes to making these rolls. Just like mixing and matching with clothes, you can do the same with this delish dish.

What you’ll need…

Fillings

Leaves: lettuce, spinach, kale, cabbage

Herbs: Thai basil, basil, cilantro, mint, scallions

Creamy: avocado, sweet potato

Crunchy: cucumber, carrots, bell peppers, jalapenos, bean sprouts, jicama, daikon

Fruits: mango, strawberries, pineapple

Protein: tofu, crab, cooked shrimp or chicken, edamame

Base ingredients

Noodles (grass rice or “bean thread”)

Rice paper

What to do…

1. Prep your fillings by rinsing off and chopping up any fruits or vegetables into thin slices. Soak your until soft.

2. Fill a large shallow baking dish with warm water. Dip the rice paper wrappers into until the wrapper softens but is still a bit firm.

3. Place wrappers on a flat surface and add your tasty ingredients, starting with your leafy fillings. Be certain to pile your ingredients to the edge closest to you and roll forward, to create your wrap. Continue rolling forward, and then let the roll rest on its crease to seal.

4. Enjoy!

Take a dip

Whisk up Peanut dip to enjoy with your delicious summer snack.

What you’ll need:

1/4 cup natural creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
juice of half a lime
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar

 

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by Erika Kree via Melissa at iheartdaily.com | 2/1/2016
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