How to make summer rolls filled with bacon, tomato, lettuce and a lime-flavored mayonnaise. Jump to the Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Summer Rolls Recipe or read on to see our tips for making them.
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How to Make BLT Summer Rolls
We can’t step into our local Vietnamese restaurant without ordering the summer rolls. We just love them. So light, so fresh and absolutely delicious. One night after eating entirely too many summer rolls, we got to thinking about what else you could roll up in a rice paper wrapper. Not too much time had to pass before we came to the conclusion that bacon, lettuce and tomato would be perfect.
You’re going to need rice paper wrappers . Our local grocery store sells it in the International aisle, but you can also find it at Asian food markets.
Rice paper wrappers have to be moistened before using. Grab a plate with a lip then fill with warm water. Take a sheet of rice paper and slide it into the water. Leave it for 5 to 10 seconds then remove it. It should soften and be pliable. Then fill with whatever you want, wrap and enjoy!
If the rice paper tears a bit, don’t worry, just overlap the two torn edges and continue on like nothing happened.
In our case, we add some baked bacon (see how we do it), tomatoes, lettuce and a lime-flavored mayonnaise.
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Recipe updated, originally posted March 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
BLT Summer Rolls Recipe
We use rice paper (spring roll) wrappers for this, you can find them in the Asian or international section of your grocery store or at Asian markets. We’ve added a bright and spicy mayo to these, but if you would prefer, use regular mayonnaise instead. The rolls will still be delicious. You can make these up to 3 hours ahead of time. Cover rolls with a damp paper towel or clean dishcloth and keep in the fridge.
You Will NeedSummer Rolls
4 (8-inch) rice paper (spring roll) wrappers
4 strips cooked thick-cut bacon, see how we bake bacon
2 cups packed shredded or baby lettuce leaves
1 large tomato, cut into 1/4-inch slices
Lime mayonnaise, recipe belowLime Mayonnaise
1/4 cup mayonnaise, see our homemade mayonnaise recipe
Juice of 1/2 a lime
1 to 2 teaspoons Sriracha chili sauce
Salt to taste
- Make Rolls
1Dip a rice paper into a plate of warm water for 5 to 10 seconds; shake off excess water and place on a clean kitchen towel or cutting board.
2Stack lettuce on the lower third of the rice paper. Add tomatoes then a strip of bacon. Spread about 2 teaspoons of lime mayonnaise then top with some more lettuce.
3Fold the bottom of the rice paper up over the lettuce, tomato and bacon. Fold in the sides, then roll up. Repeat with remaining ingredients. If one of the wrappers rips, carefully overlap the two edges then continue to assemble the roll.
- Lime Mayonnaise
1Stir mayonnaise, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of chili sauce in a small bowl. Taste the season with more chili sauce and salt to taste. Store covered in refrigerator and keep up to a week.
Right away I thought of serving as appetizers…smaller perhaps or cut in half…so hard to find lower calorie ones to serve! Thanks so much
Brilliant! Going to the top of my to cook and eat list! Thanks!
Summer rolls with bacon? Oh, yeah. Print, print, print.
LOVE this idea. I love making summer rolls but have never thought to put an American spin on this Asian classic!
IN. FREAKING. LOVE.