California Avocados Summer Roll Sushi

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Serves: 12

12 spring roll wrappers 24 Bibb lettuce leaves 9 Fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded, quartered and sliced lengthwise in thirds* 3/4 cup Thai basil leaves 3/4 cup Mint leaves 3 cups Pickled Vegetable Mixture (recipe follows) 3 cups cooked and cooled rice vermicelli noodles 1 1/2 cups House Sambal (recipe follows) Pickled Vegetable Mixture (Yield: 3 cups) 2 1/2 cups champagne vinegar 2 cups sugar 3/4 cup water 1 tsp. coriander seeds 1 tsp. chili flakes 1 Bay leaf 3 cups carrots, julienned 1 1/2 cups Green onion, sliced 1 1/2 cups cucumber, julienned House Sambal (Yield: 1-½ cups) 1 1/2 cups Fresno chilies, stems removed 1/4 cup champagne vinegar 2 Tbsp. sugar 1 garlic clove 1 Tbsp. soy sauce 6 Tbsp. honey 2 Tbsp. lime juice 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum

Pickled Vegetables:

  1. Place carrots, green onions, and cucumber in a heat proof bowl.
  2. Combine vinegar, sugar, water, coriander, chili flakes, and bay leaf in a saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  3. Pour vinegar mixture over vegetables and allow to cool for 2 hours at room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 12 hours.

House Sambal:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a commercial blender. Process on low speed for coarse texture.


  1. Working one at a time, moisten a spring roll wrapper with water until it is pliable and easy to work with.
  2. Place 2 Bibb lettuce leaves on the wrapper, 1 inch from the edge closest to you. Layer on 3 avocado slices, 1 tablespoon of Thai basil, 1 tablespoon of mint, ¼ cup pickled vegetable mixture, and ¼ cup cooked rice vermicelli.
  3. Starting with the edge closest to you, tightly roll the spring roll. Trim ¼” off each end, then cut into 6 equal pieces. Repeat with remaining spring roll wrappers.
  4. Plate each roll (6 pieces) standing up and serve with 2 tablespoons of the house sambal.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

It’s actually easy to create an avocado rose. If you are setting out a spread of appetizers, add a beautiful avocado rose to elevate the appeal. Or if you are looking for more casual appetizers try these California Avocado snack recipes.

Recipe Categories: Appetizers Foodservice

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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