Vietnamese Summer Rolls
When we arrive completely jetlagged in New York, my boyfriend often treats me to these amazing summer rolls from this really tiny Vietnamese place. I love them so much that I wanted to figure out how to make them myself. I usually make about three at a time and take them with me for lunch. They’re amazing with the spicy dip!
8 rolls (2 persons)
1 medium carrot
100 grams rice vermicelli, warm
8 leaves iceberg lettuce
4 organic eggs, beaten (easy peasy detox: 2 avocado’s)
coconut oil, for frying
8 round rice paper sheets
a small handful fresh cilantro (coriander), finely chopped
½ red chili pepper
3 tbsp tamari
2 tsp vinegar
1 tsp honey
2 tbsp warm water
Julienne the cucumber and carrot. Bring some water to a boil, place the vermicelli in a bowl and pour enough boiling water into the bowl to cover the vermicelli. Let stand for three minutes. In the meantime, remove eight leaves from the head of iceberg lettuce and rinse them clean. Rinse and drain the vermicelli in a sieve.
Cook the beaten eggs in a frying pan in a tablespoon of coconut oil and allow to cool. Slice the omelet into strips.
To make the dip, finely chop the red chili pepper, without the seeds if you prefer, and combine with the remainder of the dip ingredients in a small bowl using a fork.
Dip the rice paper sheets one by one in a large bowl with lukewarm water. Shake off the excess water and lay the sheets on a clean surface (a plate or a cutting board for example).
Place an eighth of the ingredients on one half of the rice paper sheet – first the cilantro, then the lettuce, omelet, vermicelli, carrot and finally the cucumber. Fold the sheet in half, tuck both sides in toward the middle and roll them up firmly, but carefully. Place the summer rolls on a nice serving dish and serve with the dip. You can also put them in a to-go container and take them with you on your way.
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