Summer Rolls on

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in Asian and Vegetarian | 2 comments

Summer Rolls on

Vegetarian Times published a special edition magazine last summer called, Farmers’ Market Cookbook .  It was a tasty look at scoring the best of summer’s bounty month by month.

Living in California equals avocados at your fingertips. 95 % of all avocados are grown here.   The quintessential fruit.










Avocado Mango Rolls

~adapted from Vegetarian Times








The line up.  The carrot jumped into the picture from another line up.








Avocado, lime juice, and zest








Add minced green onion,








chopped red pepper,








and chopped cilantro








Salt and pepper to taste before adding








2 tablespoons light sour cream.  The recipe called for vegan cream cheese?








Hot chile sauce to taste.  See the squirt of Sriracha?








Quick stir...








Juicy ripe mangos appear in June too!








The recipe calls for sprouts.  If you are one of those people who think sprouts are hairy, use a pretty piece of red leaf lettuce.








Vietnamese rice paper wrappers are easy to work with once you get the feel of it.

The real secret is to have a little assembly line set up.








Hot water in a shallow plate.








Submerge the sheet of rice paper for a few seconds until it becomes pliable.








Layer the mango, avocado mixture, and sprouts.








Wrap and roll.








These rolls were light and refreshing.  They need to be served right away.

Slice them on an angle and pop them in the boat!



  1. 6-19-2012

    Coco. . . These look so yummy…I hope to try making them real soon! Our daughter is a vegetarian…I will make sure she tries this recipe!!! I’ve never worked with rice paper before, but since one of my daughter~in~law’s is Thai. . . I’m sure she will be more than happy to help me learn. . . she uses it alot. :-))

    • 6-20-2012

      I also have a recipe for shrimp and basil spring rolls with a dipping sauce I will send your way!


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