Cobb Salad Summer Rolls

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By. SARAH J. GIM

This list and set of instructions make approximately eight rolls, which is enough for 4 people. Or one. I highly recommend just making a lot more because you can eat this as it was originally intended, as a Cobb Salad, with whatever it leftover.

Ingredients

  • 4 large rice paper wrappers, cut into 8 half-circles with kitchen shears
  • large avocado, cut into half lengthwise and sliced thinly
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and cut on slight bias into 2-inch wide juliennes
  • about 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced (had I thought ahead, I would have made long, thin cucumber ribbons, as we did here)
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, cut lengthwise into 8 thin wedges
  • 4 leaves green leaf or Romaine lettuce, ribs removed and sliced down the center into halves
  • handful of parsley leaves (or other herbs)
  • ¼ red onion, sliced paper thin
  • 1 large ripe tomato cut into thin wedges
  • Blue Cheese Vinaigrette Dip

Directions

  1. Fill a large heat-safe bowl with very hot water (boiling water is fine, but just make sure it cools enough for you to stick your fingers in it). Place a damp kitchen towel on a cutting board as your “work surface.”
  2. Dip ½ of a round rice paper wrapper in the water, and let it soak it until softened, about 1 minute. Remove the rice paper from the water and lay it flat on the towel with the straight (cut) edge at the top.
  3. About one-third of the way in from one of the sides, place one-half of a lettuce leaf “up” with the ruffled edges slightly longer than the wrapper, and another one-half of a lettuce leaf “down” with the ruffled edges slightly longer than the bottom of the wrapper.
  4. Place 2 slices of avocado, some julienned bacon, shredded chicken, sliced cucumber, 2 wedges of hard boiled egg, a few parsley leaves, red onion and a couple of tomato wedges.
  5. Fold the wrapper over the contents, and carefully roll up as tightly as you can without tearing the wrapper. Place on a plate seam side down (to keep in sealed).
  6. ** note ** Most people roll up Summer/Spring rolls like an eggroll or a burrito, with the ends tucked in and the filling encased inside, but I love the way these Summer Rolls look with the contents peeking out from either end.
  7. Serve Cobb Salad Summer Rolls immediately with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette Dipping Sauce.

Source: Cobb Salad Summer Rolls – Taste Spotting

Image Credit: Cobb Salad Summer Rolls

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