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Indulge In These Fresh Summer Rolls

Fresh Summer Rolls

Finally! Summer is just around the corner. It’s time to get back into fitness and get ready for bikini season. Well, exchange your “winter rolls” for these fresh summer rolls. One of my favourite go-to quick meals is usually a delicious Vietnamese restaurant (my favourite is Golden Turtle on Ossington or Secret Garden in Scarborough). Along with fantastic Pho, I will usually get this appy to start. It’s nice and light yet super filling. Enough of these, I can have them as a meal on their own.

Fresh Summer Rolls

Fresh Summer Rolls

Anyone with zero to basic cooking skills can easily make these. It takes no time at all and it’s packed with flavour. These can easily be turn into a vegan/vegetarian version but I opted for shrimp here because I do love shrimp and it was one of the only ways to convince J to try it (although I think the Hoisin sauce already sold him).

The best part of making these is the assembly. There’s a sort of gratification to eating your meal when you’ve worked really hard to perfect the esthetics of the dish. I promise you, you will eat too many of these!

Fresh Summer Rolls


Fresh Summer Rolls

Print Recipe
Serves: 6 Cooking Time: 30 minutes


  • 8 sheets of rice paper
  • 1 cup of cooked rice noodles
  • 100g of cooked prawns (I cooked it with just a bit of oil, salt and pepper.. that's it!). Cut in half
  • 1/2 head of butter or boston lettuce
  • For the sauces:
  • Hoisin sauce
  • or
  • Spicy/Sweet/Tangy/Salt Fish Sauce. In a small mixing bowl, mix the following:
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 to 2 tbsp spoon lime juice or calamansi juice
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 clove of garlic , minced
  • 1 thai red chili pepper, minced



Soak the rice paper in warm water until it's soft and pliable. Lay flat on a plate.


Place 3 or 4 shrimps first


Put a handful of lettuce


Then a handful of rice noodles


Roll! Roll an inch of the way, fold in the sides and continue rolling until the end and secure

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  • Reply
    June 22, 2017 at 7:41 am

    yummy love these!!! I sometimes add a leaf of mint 🙂

    • Reply
      June 27, 2017 at 8:12 pm

      Oh yes! Mint just takes it up a notch!

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