Tested till perfect Fresh Avocado Spring Rolls with Sweet Thai Dipping Sauce
Fresh Avocado Spring Rolls with Thai Dipping Sauce
Photography by Matthew Kimura

Fresh Avocado Spring Rolls with Sweet Thai Dipping Sauce

These rolls are a healthier choice than their deep-fried counterparts. Coriander and mint give them a light, fresh flavour.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: May 2002

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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  • Portion size 24 pieces

Ingredients

  • 5 oz 5ozrice vermicelli noodles
  • 2 2carrotcarrots, shredded
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsjulienne cucumbercucumbers
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cuplightly packed fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cuplightly packed fresh coriander leaffresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupseasoned rice vinegar
  • 4 tsp 4tspfish sauce
  • 2 2large avocadoavocados
  • 24 24rice paper wrapperrice paper wrappers, 8 1/2 inches/21 cm round

Sweet Thai Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 cup 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupcider vinegar
  • 4 4cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 2Thai bird chiliThai bird chilies, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
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Preparation

Sweet Thai Dipping Sauce: In saucepan, bring sugar, vinegar,  1/2 cup (125 mL) water, garlic, chilies and salt to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until reduced to 1 cup (250 mL), 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.)

In large bowl, cover noodles with boiling water; let stand until softened, about 10 minutes. Drain and chill under cold water; drain and return to bowl. Using scissors, cut into thirds. Add carrots, cucumber, mint, coriander, vinegar and fish sauce; toss to combine. Peel and pit avocados; cut into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick slices.

Fill 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate with hot water. Dip each rice-paper wrapper into water until pliable, 5 to 10 seconds; pat dry on towel. Onto centre of each wrapper, spoon scant 1/4 cup (50 mL) noodle mixture; form into log shape. Top each with 1 slice avocado. Fold bottom then sides of wrapper over filling; roll into cylinder. Place on damp towel–lined baking sheet; cover with damp towel to prevent drying out. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 6 hours.) Serve with dipping sauce.

Nutritional Information Per piece: about

cal 107 pro 1g total fat 3g sat. fat 0
carb 21g fibre 1g chol 0mg sodium 222mg

% RDI:

calcium 1 iron 3 vit A 21 vit C 8
folate 7
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