I’m really rather pleased with today’s recipe for Vietnamese Rainbow Vegetable Summer Rolls; ever since I saw these colourful rolls in Pinterest and other social media platforms, I’ve been wanting to make them and devise my own version. Today’s recipe is super easy, and also vegetarian, but you can add cooked meat such as chicken, beef or turkey if you want something meatier – crab and prawns are also wonderful when added to the filling and shredded cooked duck is “da bomb”!
These summer rolls are made with ready prepared salad, making them even easier to make; I used Florette Sweet and Crunchy salad as my base, as it has Frisée, Iceberg, Green Romaine, Carrot and Red Cabbage in it, which adds to the colour and the texture of the filling, and is the perfect base in which to build your summer rolls. Today’s recipe, as I mentioned before, IS vegetarian and also vegan as well as Gluten Free too, but all the meat eaters in my household were happy to munch their way through a whole plate of these the last time I made them.
Today’s recipe is the second in my current collaboration with Florette salad, and readers may be interested to see last month’s recipe for Moroccan Chicken & Apricot Salad with Tabbouleh, which was made using Florette’s “Peppery Crispy” salad leaves, for a more Maghreb style of recipe. I’ve shared today’s recipe below, along with some more recipes for summer rolls that I discovered on the web, and I hope you will enjoy my latest recipe as much as we all do…….don’t forget to make extra, as these really do fly off the table! Karen
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About Summer Rolls:
Gỏi cuốn, Vietnamese spring roll, is a Vietnamese dish traditionally consisting of pork, prawn, vegetables, bún (rice vermicelli), and other ingredients wrapped in Vietnamese bánh tráng (commonly known as rice paper). Some people believe that Vietnamese summer rolls originate from China since they are similar in form to Chinese spring rolls, Chinese biscuit rolls, and Chinese-American egg rolls. Others believe their origins are from Vietnam since the ingredients are different and they are served fresh while others are served fried, like the Vietnamese Chả giò. They are served at room temperature (or cooled) and are not deep-fried or cooked on the outside. It is listed at number 30 on World’s 50 most delicious foods complied by CNN Go in 2011. Fresh gỏi cuốn have gained popularity among Vietnam’s neighbouring countries and in the western hemisphere as well. These rolls are considered to be a very popular appetiser with customers in Vietnamese restaurants.
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