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Vegetable Summer Rolls

9 Jul

As I mentioned in a previous post, I volunteered to bring a side dish to a work cookout.  The cookout always features the usual Americana cookout fare: burgers and dogs but since the employees bring in side dishes it does get some variety.

So I was wracking my brain trying to sneak in something healthy and a little bit different, but not so different that it would throw everyone off.  I also needed to choose something that didn’t need to be cooked.  Summer Rolls!  Perfect.

A majority of summer rolls feature shrimp, but sometimes other proteins are subbed in like tofu, chicken, pork, etc.  I wanted to stick to only vegetables because I wasn’t sure of any food allergies/preferences (you know how it is, one person won’t eat shrimp, another won’t eat beef, etc.) and I figured the majority of vegetables would be safe…and cheap (back to me being on a budget).  Plus I wanted it to be on the lighter side to contrast with all of the other heavier side dishes.  Then I covered myself a bit more since I was worried that people wouldn’t eat them since it was something a lot of your traditional Midwesterners  have never tried before so I made deviled eggs (but that’s another post).

I’m always trying to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables so I ended up picking vegetables that were colorful and contrasting.  Feel free to add, subtract, or change any of the vegetables listed.

So here’s my take in all it’s glory:

Vegetable Summer Rolls

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