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Nectarine and Basil Summer Rolls with Almond Sauce

You can also make these rolls with apricots, peaches, and plums as they come into season—they all pair well with fragrant fresh basil.



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2 Tbs. almond butter
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1 Tbs. brown rice vinegar
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1 tsp. maple syrup
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1 tsp. soy sauce
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8 8 ½-inch-diameter rice paper wrappers
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12 medium basil leaves
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2 small nectarines, cut into 12 slices
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1 small avocado, cut into 12 long slices
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1 cup watercress leaves


1. Whisk together almond butter, vinegar, maple syrup, soy sauce, and 1 Tbs. warm water in bowl. Season with black pepper, if desired, and set aside.

2. Place pan of warm water on work space. Lay damp dish towel beside pan. Submerge 2 rice paper wrappers, one on top of other, in water. Press together, and let soften 1 minute.

3. Remove wrappers from water, and lay on towel; blot with second towel. Fold wrapper edge over 1 inch on right side.

4. Lay 3 basil leaves on bottom of wrapper, parallel to counter edge, leaving 2 inches from left edge and 1 inch from bottom uncovered. Top with 6 nectarine slices, 3 avocado slices, and 1/4 cup watercress, allowing tops of watercress to overlap folded right edge. Roll up bottom of wrapper, and tuck (unfolded) left edge over. Continue to roll until you have tight cylinder. Repeat with remaining wrappers, nectarine slices, avocado, and watercress. Cut each roll into 3 pieces. Drizzle with 1 Tbs. sauce.

Nutrition Information: 

6 g
Total Fat: 
9 g
Saturated Fat: 
1 g
29 g
0 mg
144 mg
3 g
8 g
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

My husband (an avid vegetarian) praised it immensely. I, on the other hand, found no courage to taste the combination of sharp basil, sweet nectarine in latex-like wrap and salty sauce. But no worries, my husband happily ate my portion too. From the cooker's perspective: the rice paper wrappers were a pain to deal with, but it takes no time to prep.

...very tasty and delicates..Thanks!

Try these with Thai basil instead of regular basil -- delish! Mango instead of nectarine is another good substition.

I made these with gala apples and thought the crisp apple was just the right touch! Yummy!

I used baby spinach with mine instead of basil and definitely very yummy!

Seeing this Summer Rolls made me think that you might enjoy it too. I am going to try it. Florence

LOVED these! Used mango and avocado. Super tasty. The almond sauce is delicious. Thanks!