Crunchy Summer Rolls


I’m a big fan of salad for lunch, but even I can get a little bored from time to time with the same old salad.

I decided to spice things up a little the other day, and made myself some crunchy summer rolls for lunch with some leftover slow cooked pastured chicken I had. You can add whatever you like in the rice paper rolls, so feel free to mix things up to suit the contents of you fridge/pantry or preferences.

Crunchy Summer Rolls

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: Easy
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    • 2 rice paper rolls
    • 2 lettuce leaves
    • 1 cup purple cabbage, shredded
    • 4 Tablespoons leftover poached chicken, shredded
    • 1 carrot, cut into batons
    • 1 cucumber, sliced lengthways
    • ½ avocado, sliced
    • ½ red capsicum, thinly sliced

Satay Dressing:

  • 1 Tablespoon almond butter (any seed or nut butter will work)
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare all of your filling ingredients so that they are ready to go when you are ready to roll
  • Mix dressing ingredients together and stir through the chicken to coat
  • Follow directions on pack for rice paper rolls (usually, place one rice paper at a time in a bowl of warm water, then onto a wet tea towel ready for use)
  • Layer the fillings along the centre of your rice paper as follows to prevent sogginess: lettuce then cabbage then chicken, followed by the remaining ingredients
  • Roll your rice paper and set aside
  • Repeat with remaining rice paper

You could try mixing tamari with fresh chillies, lime and sesame oil for a zingy dipping sauce, but I found the satay dressing to be saucy enough for me!

What do you like to fill your summer rolls with?

About psyched4success

"Psyched4Success" encapsulates the 4 foundations for Successful living: Heart - Emotions and Relationships Mind - Psychology and Thinking Body - Physical Health, Movement and Nutrition Spirit - Personal Essence, Values, Goals and Motivation I am a Psychologist with a passion for Holistic Health and Wellness, determined to inspire personal transformation in these foundational areas for success. When i am not working as a Psychologist, Corporate Trainer, and University Tutor, i love spending countless hours in the kitchen creating nutritious organic meals, inspired by a whole foods philosophy, free of gluten, sugar and dairy. I intend to share my creations with you here, as well as my journey from adrenal fatigue to health through my own personal, health, nutrition and lifestyle transformations. I am based in Sydney, Australia, but am an intrepid soul who sets an intention to visit a new destination each year.
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