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Kiwi Summer Roll

A twist on the traditional Vietnamese summer roll, this innovative version makes for a refreshing afternoon snack or light appetizer. Using kiwi instead of shrimp makes it a perfect vegetarian treat.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Body+Soul, March 2009


  • 1 1/2 ounces thin rice noodles
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon Aleppo chili powder
  • 8 round rice-paper wrappers (8-inch)
  • 4 kiwifruit, peeled, sliced in half lengthwise, then thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1/3 cup peanuts, coarsely chopped


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cool water; pat dry with paper towels. In a medium bowl, toss noodles with mint and 1 tablespoon honey.

  2. For the dipping sauce, whisk together remaining 3 tablespoons honey, lime juice, chili powder, and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl. Set aside.

  3. For each roll, soak a wrapper in a bowl of warm water until softened, about 30 seconds. Lift out and transfer to work surface. Lay 1/8 of sliced kiwi, 1/8 of noodles, and 1/8 of peanuts at one end of wrapper. Fold ends in and roll tightly to enclose filling. Cover with a damp cloth until ready to serve. Repeat with remaining rice-paper wrappers. Halve rolls. Serve with dipping sauce.

Cook's Notes

Aleppo chili powder is both sweet and spicy, with cuminlike undertones.

Reviews Add a comment

  • acnguyen
    5 AUG, 2011
    The rice noodles are being cooked too long if they are soggy.
  • TRacy3207
    30 SEP, 2009
    I can't see the recipe either. (??)
  • twinbaking
    9 SEP, 2009
    Where is the recipe?? The only thing displayed is one comment from katherinescatering saying that she followed the recipe?
  • katherinescatering
    27 MAR, 2009
    I love the idea of this... but I followed the recipe perfectly and wound up with bundles of rice noodles in soggy, rubbery wrappers. Notes- 1. Doesn't say to, but noodles need to be chopped otherwise its like a clump of spaghetti that you're choking on. 2. The flavor is very light, almost nonexistent so I added strawberries to the wrapper and a bit of sugar to the sauce. 3. The wrappers don't firm up by sitting under a damp cloth. Next time I do this I'd bake them in wonton wrappers instead.