Thai pesto and purple carrot spring rolls

thai pesto purple carrots spring rollsIf my Vietnamese spring rolls, Cabbage avocado rolls, Zucchini rolls, Beetroot tuna cucumber rolls, Summer fresh rolls or Carrot hummus rolls did not give me away by now, I like rolls. No no, I LOVE ROLLS.

thai pesto purple carrots spring rollsI find spring/summer/autumn/winter/whatever-you-want-to-call-them rolls the perfect snack, the perfect (to go) lunch or even the perfect light dinner. There are so many combinations, colors, textures and flavors to experiment with – they can literally be made with anything you have in the fridge/pantry. And they’re so easy to make.

This time I went for a Thai flavored pesto and carrot combination, since I had just harvested my gorgeous Thai basil plant. Mmmm how good do fresh basil leaves smell?!

thai pesto purple carrots spring rolls

Thai pesto and purple carrot spring rolls
Author: TalesofaKitchen
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Serves: 7
Ingredients
  • 2 handfuls fresh Thai basil
  • 1/3 cup slightly toasted peanuts
  • 1/2 TBSP sesame oil
  • 1 TBSP light soy sauce
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 medium garlic clove, grated
  • 1 tsp honey
  • chili flakes, to taste
  • 7 rice paper sheets
  • 100 gr rice vermicelli, cooked per package instructions
  • 1/2 big purple carrot, cut into fine matchsticks
  • 1 green onion, green part only, cut into fine matchsticks
  • 6-7 tsp sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Toast the peanuts and let them cool.
  2. Add the first set of ingredients to a food processor and pulse for few seconds until everything is combined. Congrats! You’ve just made the most amazingly tasting pesto.
  3. Cook your rice vermicelli as per package instructions. I had to soak mine in hot water for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Wash and cut your carrots and green onions.
  5. Begin making your rolls adding few rice vermicelli, 1 full TBSP Thai pesto, few carrot matchsticks, few strips of green onion and sesame seeds to each roll.

 

More about the ‘rolling’ technique can be found here.

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