Fresh Avocado Spring Rolls with Sweet Thai Dipping Sauce

Fresh Avocado Spring Rolls with Thai Dipping Sauce Author: Canadian Living Credits: Fresh Avocado Spring Rolls with Thai Dipping Sauce

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

  • Portion size 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 oz rice vermicelli noodles
  • 2 carrots shredded
  • 1 1/2 cup julienne cucumber
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh mint chopped
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh coriander leaf chopped
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 avocados
  • 24 rice paper wrappers 8 1/2 inches/21 cm round
Sweet Thai Dipping Sauce:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Thai bird chilies thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Method

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 facts Per piece: about

  • Sodium 222 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 107.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 21 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 7.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 21.0
  • Vitamin C 8.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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