Asparagus Spring Rolls with Sweet Red Chili Dipping Sauce

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Quick Facts

Servings: 18
Cook Time: 10 min.
Store-bought chili sauce adds a dash of spicy to these sweet and simple spring rolls.

Ingredients

  • Spring Rolls:1 lb asparagus
  • 3/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 3/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 mango or papaya
  • fresh ginger, 2-inch piece
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted, salted peanuts, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh bean sprouts
  • 8-inch Vietnamese dried rice paper spring roll wrappers, 6 to 8 sheets
  • Dipping Sauce:1/4 cup store-bought sweet chili sauce
  • juice of 1 lime

Directions

  • Filling Blanche asparagus in boiling salted water until tender to the bite, to 5 minutes. Peel and julienne mango or papaya and ginger. Julienne bell pepper. Set aside with remaining filling ingredients.
  • To assemble, fill a large bowl with hot water. Working with one wrapper at a time, slip rice paper wrapper into water until pliable, about 1 minute. Place wrapper on cutting board. In the center, put 3 to 4 asparagus spears with the tips coming off the end of the wrapper slightly, 3 to 4 mango or papaya slices, 3-4 pepper slices, tablespoons sprouts, 2 tablespoons herbs, sprinkling of ginger and peanuts.
  • Roll the wrapper from the bottom up, tightly. Leaving the ends open. Set aside and cover with a damp towel. Finish with remaining wrappers.
  • When ready to serve, slice wrappers into 3 segments each and stand upright on a serving platter.
  • SauceMix chili sauce and limejuice together. Serve along side the rolls as a dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 59
  Calories from Fat 27 (46%)
(5%)Total Fat 3g
(2%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(2%)Sodium 56mg
(5%)Potassium 189mg
Total Carbohydrate 6g
(7%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(5%)Protein 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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