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Hopefield Fresh Fusion: Vietnamese Summer Rolls Recipe

Hopefield Fresh Fusion: Vietnamese Summer Rolls Recipe

Hey Sunshine,

Let’s embark on a culinary adventure that not only celebrates our vibrant local produce but also aligns with the Blue Zones principles of mindful and plant-based eating. Today, we’re diving into the art of crafting Vietnamese Summer Rolls, a delightful dish that perfectly mirrors our community’s commitment to well-being and freshness.

Ingredients:

  • Rice paper wrappers
  • Vermicelli noodles
  • Fresh lettuce leaves
  • Cilantro and mint leaves
  • Shredded carrots
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Bean sprouts
  • Cooked and peeled shrimp or tofu for a vegetarian option

Dipping Sauce:

  • 3 tbsp fish sauce or soy sauce for a vegetarian option
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Red chili, finely chopped (optional for some heat)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare Ingredients: Have all your fresh produce washed, sliced, and ready to go.
  2. Soak Vermicelli: Cook vermicelli noodles as per package instructions, then rinse under cold water. Set aside.
  3. Create an Assembly Station: Fill a large bowl with warm water. Dip a rice paper wrapper for 5-10 seconds until pliable.
  4. Build Your Roll: Place a lettuce leaf on the wrapper, followed by a small portion of vermicelli noodles, shrimp or tofu, herbs, carrots, cucumbers, and bean sprouts.
  5. Roll It Up: Fold in the sides and roll it tightly from the bottom up. Repeat for each roll.
  6. Prepare Dipping Sauce: Mix fish sauce or soy sauce, lime juice, rice vinegar, sugar, minced garlic, and chopped chili. Adjust to taste.

Voila! You’ve created your vibrant Vietnamese Summer Rolls using the fantastic produce from our local community. Enjoy this wholesome and delicious dish that not only satisfies the taste buds but also embraces the health-conscious spirit of Blue Zones living.

Let’s continue to explore the incredible possibilities within our community’s fresh bounty. Share your creations on our Facebook page and tag #HopefieldFreshFusion!

Catch you on the flip side,

Nadine

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