Shrimp Avocado Summer Rolls

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This week we highlight WholeYum, a “whole foodies community” where subscribers can submit their healthy food photos and recipes, or browse through delicious meal ideas.

One dish that caught our eye was this recipe for shrimp avocado summer rolls. Fresh and crunchy and packed with healthy fat ( avocado), protein, and vegetables, we can’t find anything not to love in this sumptuous summertime cuisine.

Prepare it for lunch or dinner and don’t forget to post your photos using #wwapprovedrecipe

Shrimp Avocado Summer Rolls

via Christy from My Invisible Crown blog 

Ingredients:

  • 9 large shrimp, boiled, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 1 bunch red leaf, Bibb, or Boston lettuce, rinsed, dried, and torn to fit
  • 2 medium carrots, julienned
  • 1 medium seedless cucumber, julienned
  • 1 cup red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • About 1 ounce cellophane noodles, optional (I divided my 3.75 ounce package into fourths and used one)
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar (only needed if using cellophane noodles)
  • fresh basil
  • fresh cilantro
  • spring roll wrappers, round 

Directions:

  1. Cover cellophane noodles with boiling water and let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain and toss with rice wine vinegar.
  3. In a round pie plate that's bigger than the wrappers, add enough hot water to come half way up the side.
  4. Working with one at a time, submerge the spring roll wrapper in the water for 10-30 seconds until soft and pliable but not torn.
  5. Lay the wrapper on a large piece of parchment.
  6. Place 3 shrimp halves, cut side up in the middle of the bottom half of the wrapper.
  7. Arrange other ingredients with the shrimp leaving at least an inch on the sides (the fresh ingredients should be no longer than 3 inches).
  8. Bring the bottom of the wrapper up and over the pile and begin to roll gently, making sure you get it tight but don't tear the delicate wrapper.
  9. Tuck the ends in as you go.
  10. Set aside until all rolls have been assembled.
  11. Cut in half and serve with dipping sauces.
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