DIY Cucumber and Avocado Spring Rolls
First of all, if there is a significant difference between spring and summer rolls, I'm sorry. Some sources say that they're the same and others note that spring rolls are fried and summer rolls are not. There is no consistency and I'm not one to make the call. I'm more accustomed to "spring rolls" so I'm sticking with that.
Learning to make spring rolls at home is probably one of the most useful things I have gleaned from Pinterest. The best part is that whether or not you made any food-related New Year's Resolutions, these are super healthy and will keep you from breaking the bank. Also, they're a welcome retreat from salad drudgery.
Whip up a batch of these rolls quickly with whatever lettuces and other veggies you have on hand, and be sure to make plenty as they go quickly. Even little hands can't resist these, especially when paired with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce.
This Cucumber and Avocado Summer Roll recipe originally comes from Williams Sonoma. According to their website, it's been repinned over 330,000 times. I wonder how many people have actually made them?
Anyway, while these are easily adaptable to whatever fresh ingredients you might have on hand, the combination here suits my tastes perfectly. What I did not like however, was the Mustard-Soy dipping sauce. First of all, it looked nothing like the one in the pin. The photo appears to include red pepper flakes in the sauce, but it's nowhere in the recipe... which bring us to the second issue, it was simply too plain. Maybe I'm just a sucker for the sweet and spicy red stuff? But you don't have to take my word for it! Try it out and see what you think...