Have you ever tried Nim Chow dipped in a delicious peanut hoisin sauce? It's a perfect little appetizer enjoyed by many when eating at Jackie's Galaxy, a popular Chinese/Thai Vietnamese restaurant. Often a piece of cooked shrimp is in the center of each half, but always rice noodles are inside and mint or basil is definitely a part of this egg roll.
The beauty of this recipe is the fact it's all raw, except for the cooking of the rice noodles, nothing else needs to be cooked. Choose any veggies you like to accommodate your family and enjoy this perfect Meatless Monday dinner!
These spring roll wrapper are super thin and need only a dip in some warm water to make them soft and pliable. I used a pie plate the size of the wrapper, dipped them and flipped them over once then placed them on a cutting board for easy rolling. Mine were found at Whole Foods Market.
Rice noodles, lettuce, shavings of carrot, peppers and mint create this wonderful crunchy fresh bite. If you don't like mint use some basil instead. Then you simply roll them up and slice them in half, easy!
The Honey Hoisin Sauce is one I've made before and posted only this time I added some crushed peanuts. You just spoon some over the top of each half and take a giant bite, YUM-MO!
You can enjoy two giant rolls, 4 halves for less than 200 calories!
Fresh Veggie Spring Rolls (Nim Chow) with Honey Peanut Hoisin Sauce
- 12 rice spring roll skin/papers
- 3 cups cooked rice noodles
- 1 cup romaine lettuce chopped
- 1 carrot shaved
- ½ yellow pepper thinly sliced
- ½ red pepper thinly sliced
- mint leaves
- Honey Hoisin Sauce
- optional: ½ cup chopped peanuts
- Lay one spring roll wrapper into a shallow dish of warm water and carefully place onto cutting board.
- Place ¼ cup rice noodles in center of wrapper.
- Top with a few shavings of carrot, lettuce, 2-3 red and yellow pepper slices and 1-2 mint leaves.
- Roll lengthwise from bottom, fold in each end, then roll over tightly. Slice in half. Proceed with the rest of the spring roll wrappers.
- Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
- Serve with hoisin sauce. Mix chopped peanuts into hoisin sauce if desired.