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What to make homemade spring rolls from: an option for a light seasonal snack

Kateryna YagovychFood
Recipe for spring rolls. Source: loveandlemons.com

In spring, you always want light and nutritious food. This is not surprising, because the body needs relief after hearty winter salads with mayonnaise. Therefore, a great option would be to make spring rolls. This is a refreshing appetizer of vegetables combined with a variety of sauces.

The idea of making light spring rolls was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Daria Hryshchenko (eatme_daily).

What to make homemade spring rolls from: an option for a light seasonal snack

Ingredients:

  • 170 g rice noodles
  • 275 g of shrimp
  • 10 pieces of rice paper
  • 10 leaves of lettuce (you can use ramen)
  • 60 g of carrots
  • 75 g of blue cabbage
  • 45 g of pea sprouts
  • 20 mint leaves
  • 2 g of cilantro leaves

Ingredients for peanut sauce:

  • 120 ml hoisin sauce
  • 15 ml of rice vinegar
  • 10 pieces of peanuts
  • water (adjust to the desired consistency)

Homemade hoisin sauce:

  • 2 tbsp. peanut paste
  • 2 tsp. tahini paste (sesame)
  • 1 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • a pinch of red pepper

Method of preparation:

What to make homemade spring rolls from: an option for a light seasonal snack

1. Put the rice noodles in boiling water and cook for 4-6 minutes or as directed on the package. Put them in a colander. Rinse with cold water, place in a saucepan, and leave.

What to make homemade spring rolls from: an option for a light seasonal snack

2. Put the shrimp in boiling water and cook for 1-1/2 minutes. Put them on a plate. Once the shrimp have cooled down, peel, cut in half, and remove the dark center.

3. Cut the carrots into thin strips. Cut the cabbage as well. Lettuce: remove the stems, and cut them in half.

What to make homemade spring rolls from: an option for a light seasonal snack

4. Prepare the sauce: mix all the ingredients, chop the peanuts and add them to the sauce, and mix again. Add water to adjust the desired consistency.

5. Pour cold water into a plate large enough to hold the rice paper. Place a towel on the work surface.

What to make homemade spring rolls from: an option for a light seasonal snack

6. Dip the rice paper in water for 15-20 seconds. Shake off the water and place it on a towel.

What to make homemade spring rolls from: an option for a light seasonal snack

7. Put the lettuce on the edge of the rice paper, top with 2-3 tbsp of rice noodles, 1 tbsp of carrots, 1 tbsp of cabbage and a few pea sprouts. Wrap the paper once, shape it into a cylindrical shape, and fold it like an envelope on the sides. Put 2 halves of shrimp, a few leaves of cilantro and mint in the center. Wrap the roll.

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