Fresh vegetable spring roll with peanut or garlic-ginger-soy dipping sauces

Fresh vegetable spring roll with two dipping saucesRoll ingredients
1-1 1/2 cup thinly shredded purple cabbage
1/2 red pepper, julienned
1/2 yellow pepper, julienned
2 large carrots, julienned
8-10 asparagus spears, steamed and cut into 2-3 inch long pieces
3 green onions, thinly sliced on a diagonal
about 2 cups sprouts
10-12 rice papers (I used 22 cm papers)

Fill a large bowl with hot water.
Soak a single rice paper in the hot water until it’s completely soft and flexible. This could take anywhere from a few seconds to more than 30 seconds depending on the brand/type of rice paper. I have best results soaking them for about 30 seconds.
Gently shake the excess water from the rice paper, lay it straight out onto your work space.
Let it sit for about 30 seconds to absorb any excess water, the papers won’t stick together properly if they’re really wet.

Lay some cabbage and some of the julienned vegetables down in the middle of the wrap, top with asparagus, green onions and sprouts. Try to keep the fillings laid neatly, making sure to leave ample room on each side to easily fold the wrap. Lift the side of the rice paper that’s closest to you, gently pull it forward (away from you) over the fillings. Hold the wrap firmly while you fold in each end of the wrap. Continue rolling to seal the seam.

Peanut Sauce:
2 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp Sriracha
1 tsp chili garlic sauce
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 tbsp brown sugar (or maple syrup)
2-3 tbsp water to thin

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk vigorously OR combine all ingredients in food processor and pulse.
Store extra sauce in the fridge. I like to keep mine in a glass salad dressing bottle. It may thicken up when refrigerated, I just run my bottle under hot running tap water until it softens back to a liquid.
Makes approx. ½ cup of sauce.

Recipe adapted from

Garlic-ginger-soy Dipping Sauce:
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1-2 tbsp water to thin
Pinch of sugar

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.

Recipe adapted from

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