This colorful appetizer or snack is bursting with flavor and nutrition.
Fresh spring rolls are the perfect spring and summer food. They're served cold (not fried) and filled with fresh crunchy vegetables, making them healthy and wonderfully refreshing. They're also ideal for a picnic and make great finger food for entertaining.
Rolling them takes a little bit of practice, so you may want to keep a few extra sheets of rice paper handy just in case your rolls tear in your first few attempts.
I would recommend enjoying these immediately, leaving no leftovers. The rice paper tends to harden when refrigerated. It's highly unlikely you'll have leftovers anyway! I've also included recipes for two dipping sauces: a spicy peanut sauce and "nuoc cham" (pronounced "nook chum"), a tangy and sweet fish sauce-based Vietnamese dipping sauce.
Prep time: 40 minutes
Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese dipping sauce)
Spicy peanut dipping sauce (vegan)
Nuoc Cham (per tablespoon):
Spicy peanut dipping sauce (per tablespoon):