Monday, July 25, 2011

Vietnamese Summer Rolls

I made this more than a couple of weeks ago and have only now found the time/inclination to put this up. These rolls taste like a warm summer day in an orchard - if that taste could be in a roll.

I saw a recipe for summer rolls in one of my favourite blogs and finally got around to making it.


1 cup of fresh basil
1 cup of fresh mint
1 inch piece of ginger cut into thin juliennes
2 small carrots cut into juliennes
one small head of lettuce
2 oz of thin rice vermicelli ( soaked in hot water according to package instructions)
about 10 sprigs of cilantro/coriander leaves
rice paper wraps (available in any Asian store)

Prepare all the ingredients and put them out in a plate. Warm some water and pour it into a shallow pan where you can dip your rice paper wraps. Dip the wrap, make sure all of it is under water for a few seconds and place on a clean dry surface. Add a few lettuce leaves that have been roughly torn into large chunks. Add a few basil leaves, a few mint leaves, some carrot, a spring of coriander, some ginger. Place all of these in one end of the wrap. Add a little cooked vermicelli. Make a roll by tucking the sides under the vegetables and make a wrap. Veggie belly has lovely pictures illustrating how to do this.

And that's it. I am going to make them all the time. To store , make ahead,put on a plate, cover with a damp towelette, wrap with plastic and cool in fridge.

Serve with your choice of dipping sauces.


  1. I love summer rolls with a generous side of peanut sauce! They look so colorful and summer-y!

  2. They were wonderful .. Intend to make them again and again. Thanks as always for visiting and commenting Snehal..

  3. I just found your blog via domestic daddy. These rolls seem like a fun dish to make with kids.

  4. nmaha thank you for visiting. They are fun dishes to make with the family and I have seen recipes with all sorts of ingredients inside these.
    Domestic daddy has an amazing eye, does he not? Esp that bathroom that he wallpapers recently... loved it..


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