Are you ready for a healthy treat? If you are a healthy buff like me or you just need a lifestyle change on your eating, you will fall in love with Vietnamese spring rolls or other calls it summer rolls because it is great to have it on a warm weather. They are packed with all the healthy nutrients that your body will be thanking you for. It is mostly made of fresh veggies, some sliced prawn, and avocado for a smooth taste. The peanut dipping sauce (tương) is a great partner for this dish. It is a mixture of Hoisin sauce and peanut butter that is very light and is definitely good for you.
The Spring rolls sometimes also called vietnamese salad roll, it is so easy to make and all you need is to practice when it comes to rolling it. But do not fret as I will provide you a step by step instruction on how you can easily handle the rolling part so you can enjoy every bite of these refreshing Vietnamese spring rolls. Just a heads up, if it doesn’t come out to be as perfectly rolled as you would like it to be on the first time, don’t worry as the second one would be easier and little by little you get the hang of it. For the first time I tried rolling my spring rolls, it turned out to be a little loose but after making another one it came out pretty well. Just a few practice and that’s all there is. I love Vietnamese food not bacause I am Vietnamese, I love as the beautiful it looks and the taste it is, always made with love.
As for the ingredients for this dish like the Hoisin sauce and spring roll wrappers, it can all be found in most Asian stores or to the Asian section of your favorite supermarket. Of course, for your veggies, you can have as much variety as you want like carrots, cucumber, lettuce, purple cabbage, and pepper for that crunchy bite. You can also add your herbs like cilantro, or basil. For this recipe, we will also be using prawns and avocado to intensify the flavor. These Vietnamese spring rolls recipe are fantastic to have for a light lunch or dinner and even great as an appetizer. Have fun making it and enjoy eating it!
Are you ready to make a beautiful Vietnamese spring roll now?
Below is the Gỏi Cuốn Nutrition Facts - not including the sauce
Serves: 12 Gỏi Cuốn Rolls
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Some basic stuff you will need for the recipe
First, make Vietnamese dipping sauce for spring roll
- 2tbs crunchy peanut butter
- 3tbs hoisin sauce
- 5oz (150ml) water
- 1 tbsp chopped garlic
- 2tbsp canola oil
- 3 tbsp chopped peanut
- 1tbsp chopped chili
Mix 2 tbs peanut butter with 2 tbsp hoisin sauce. Add 5oz (150ml) water and mix well the mixture. Use 2 tbsp oil to saute garlic until golden, then add the mixture to it. Stir in low heat until it boils and thickens. Then turn off the heat, let it cool down
Note: before serving, you can add roast peanut and chili to dipping sauce to enhance flavor for spring rolls
Now, Vietnamese spring roll - gỏi cuốn
Spring roll ingredients
- 7oz (200g) Cooked pork belly
- 7oz (200g) Cooked prawn
- 3.5oz (100g) Cooked rice vermicelli
- 3.5oz (100g) beansprout
- 3.5oz (100g) julienned carrot
- 1pc sliced avocado
- 1pc sliced cucumber
- 12 leaves green oak lettuce
- Thai basil leaves
- Mint leaves
- 12 pieces rice paper
Step by step to make Vietnamese spring rolls (gỏi cuốn) with pictures and video
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Step 1: first, you need to slice the pork belly, peel the prawn, cut them into haft and devein them
Step 2: dip 1 piece of rice paper into the water bowl. Take it out, lay on the mat. Arrange 3 pieces of prawn, sliced pork, a few basil and mint leaves. Top with avocado, beansprout. Carrot, rice vermicelli, and oak leaves.
Step 3: fold both sides of the rice paper. Then fold from the bottom and roll until finish the salad roll. Continue to roll until finish
Step 4: put the sauce into a saucer. Add chopped peanut and chili on top. Your delicious meal is ready to enjoy. Be Love!
Now, that you know how to make this refreshing Vietnamese spring rolls, you can also enjoy some of the Vietnamese food that is easy to make but very healthy. Vietnamese foods are full of aroma that comes from herbs like mint, lemongrass, and cilantro. When you talk about Vietnamese foods, it is worthy to note that it has a remarkable balance of sweetness, sourness, salty and heat.
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