BLT Rice Paper Rolls

How to make summer rolls filled with bacon, tomato, lettuce and a lime-flavored mayonnaise. You are going to love these!

BLT Rice Paper Rolls

Related: Be sure to check out our article with tips for buying and using rice paper wraps.

How to Make BLT Rice Paper 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.

Summer Rolls with Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato

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!

Rice paper wrappers

If the rice paper tears a bit, don’t worry, just overlap the two torn edges and continue on like nothing happened.

Using rice paper wrappers

In our case, we add some baked bacon (see how we do it), tomatoes, lettuce and a lime-flavored mayonnaise.

Finished Rolls

BLT Rice Paper Rolls

  • PREP

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.

Makes 4 summer rolls

You Will Need

Summer 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 below

Lime 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.Step-1

  • 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.

AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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8 comments… Leave a Review
  • Barbara Hillman April 13, 2016, 7:45 pm

    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

  • Kimberly January 21, 2014, 9:15 am


  • laura April 7, 2012, 4:51 pm

    Brilliant! Going to the top of my to cook and eat list! Thanks!

  • Nancy Long March 31, 2012, 5:50 pm


  • Elen Grey March 30, 2012, 3:13 pm

    Summer rolls with bacon? Oh, yeah. Print, print, print.

  • Jen L March 29, 2012, 8:10 pm


  • katie March 27, 2012, 9:22 am

    LOVE this idea. I love making summer rolls but have never thought to put an American spin on this Asian classic!

  • Bev Weidner March 26, 2012, 8:04 pm



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