BLT Summer Rolls with Avocado Recipe
🔪Prep Time: 15 minutes
👩🍳Cook Time: 25 minutes
Quick Bacon Crumbles (or 10 oz vegan bacon of your choice)
1 small head romaine lettuce, separated into leaves, each leaf chopped in half widthwise
2 to 3 Roma tomatoes, seeded and thinly sliced lengthwise
1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and sliced, optional
Eight 8-inch sheets rice paper
Avocado Ranch Dressing or Lemon Dill Aïoli
1Fill a large bowl with warm water. Make sure you have a clean surface to prepare the rolls on.
2Dip a sheet of rice paper into the water, making sure to get it completely wet but removing it quickly before it gets too soft.
3Lay the paper on the clean surface, then lay a few pieces of lettuce on the center of the paper, going from side to side and leaving about an inch of space around the perimeter.
4Add a few slices of tomato, a few slices of avocado (if using), and a few spoonfuls of the bacon crumbles (or 2 or 3 slices if you’re using a sliced variety).
5Fold the left and right sides of the paper over the filling.
6Take the edge of the paper closest to you and fold it completely over the filling while using your fingers to tuck the filling in. Continue rolling until the roll is sealed.
7Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Serve immediately with the Avocado Ranch Dressing or Lemon Dill Aïoli.
8These rolls are best enjoyed right after they’re made but will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 5 or 6 hours.
9For those who aren’t fond of avocado, you can leave it out, and switch out the Avocado Ranch Dressing with a regular vegan ranch dressing, or use the Lemon Dill Aïoli.
10If your family isn’t into summer rolls, just pile all the ingredients between two slices of bread for a sandwich. You won’t get any complaints.
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