Hullo guys, today I’m going full vegetarian and show you how to make these healthy and crispy leftover veggie summer rolls! As you remember from my Quinoa Sushi Rolls, I have a deep love for Asian food. It may be fried, sautéed or left raw, I just love the combinations of flavours and textures.
However, as I am currently trying to control my meat intake (not thinking about my favourite duck dish…), I am choosing a vegetarian option for these summer rolls. Don’t worry, they will taste so good! The best thing about summer rolls in my opinion is the possibility to combine different ingredients for their filling. Just two weeks ago I made some with pork, pineapple and peanuts and they were just heavenly!
For this version, I am going to use some leftovers from an Asian stir-fry I made the day before. Isn’t this just the perfect way to use up leftover veggies? And you don’t even have to roast them, which saves some time. Let’s get started!
Note: I am labelling the summer rolls as vegetarian because I’m not sure if the oyster sauce is vegan.
How to Make Your Summer Rolls
You need (for about 8 rolls):
- Rice Paper
- 1 carrot
- ½ avocado
- 1 red pepper
- 1 green onion
- Some mushrooms and/or snow peas
- Some green salad of choice or cabbage
- Soy sauce
- Oyster sauce
- Sesame oil
- Salt, pepper
- Start by finely slitting the carrot, red pepper and green onion. Wash the salad and slit it as well. Then slice the avocado and mushrooms. If you have snow peas, wash them and remove the ends.
- In a next step, mix together carrot, red pepper and green onion. Now season them with a dash each of soy sauce, oyster sauce and sesame oil. Taste with salt, pepper and sugar. This is your basic mixture.
- Now it’s time to assemble your summer roll: First, moisten a sheet of rice paper in some lukewarm water (about 15 seconds). Then carefully place it onto a cutting board.
- In a next step, spread about 1 tablespoon of your basic mixture in the lower middle of the rice paper sheet. Sprinkle some salad on it, then fold up the sides of the sheet into the middle, then the bottom. Roll up once, then place some avocado, mushroom slices or snow peas on your summer roll. Roll it up until it’s closed and set aside. That’s it!
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Yummy! Of course you can vary the combination of ingredients. For example, you can add some sesame or ginger, some sprouts, everything you like. The possibilities are endless! I love that you can assemble the summer rolls rather quickly, which makes for a light and healthy dinner. And I really like the freshness and crispiness of the ingredients, especially when combined with some soy sauce. What do you think? I hope I could inspire you!