Summer rolls


This is a cute little shoot I did in New Zealand on a road trip I did up the west coast. We stopped at lake Mahinapua, a really pretty spot where there were all these funny kiwi kids doing a scouts day and learning how to throws logs and funny stuff. We managed to find the only place with not a sandfly in sight so it was heaven! 



I wanted to make something super easy, delicious and fresh that you could just whip up out of the back of your car and put together using the simplest tools….which we totally did!


Summer rolls are easily one of of my favourite lunches as they are so simple and you can put all kinds of fun stuff in them depending on what you have in your fridge. I used  just a load of veg but normally I would add some coked vermicelli noodles, brown rice or sprouts inside and make some fancy peanutty dipping sauce. But we are being basic so use whatever you like. I have put a list below of what I used but I have also suggested and few other ingredients which would yum yum in your tum!


Rice paper roll wrappers
Tamari Soy sauce
Pickled sushi ginger
Sesame seeds
Chilli sauce
Small bunch coriander
1 Avocado
1 Carrot
1 Red pepper

or other ideas…rocket, bean sprouts, mint, cucumber, sprouted lentils, mange tout, grated courgette, brown rice, rice noodles

To make them all you need to do is chop up all the veg into long strips or just small slices that will be easy to roll up. I give them a bit of seasoning and a drizzle of olive oil and lime queezed all over with a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Then when filling I lay the veg on, followed by some chilli sauce, pickled ginger slices and coriander stalks. Put the soy in a little bowl for dipping into when they are ready.


Get a bowl of water big enough to soak your rice paper wrappers in and soak them for about 30seconds until they are floppy. Then lay one on a plate and start filling, you want to fill slightly to one side but in the centre of the wrapper. When everything is in, fold the top flaps down and then roll so it is all snug and tight. Then munch away on your super crunchy, fresh and heathly little picnic lunch!


Photos Jase Hancox CoLab Creative 

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