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Cucumber Melon Spring Rolls | These cucumber melon spring rolls are packed with lightly fried tempeh strips. With avocado cilantro dressing, it’s a refreshing summer treat. | SeasonedVegetable.com
Cucumber Melon Spring Roll with Tempeh Strips
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
These cucumber melon spring rolls are light, fresh, and packed with lightly fried tempeh strips. Dipped in an avocado cilantro dressing, it’s a refreshing summer treat.
Servings: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces thin rice noodles
  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
  • 1 8-ounce package tempeh, sliced into strips
  • 1 small cucumber, sliced in thin strips (about 6 ounces)
  • 1/2 melon, sliced in strips
  • 1/2 cup avocado cilantro dressing
  • 8 rice paper wrappers (<-affiliate)
Instructions
  1. Heat 4 cups of salted water to a slow boil. Remove from heat.
  2. Place rice noodles into the hot water until soft. When noodles have cooked, remove to stop cooking. Drain water into a 9-inch pie pan until bottom is just covered. You’ll use this to soften the rice paper wrappers.
  3. While noodles are cooking, heat 1 tablespoon peanut oil in a pan over medium high heat. When oil is hot, lay one third of the strips of tempeh and fry, flipping once, until crisp and golden. Repeat with remaining oil and tempeh.

  4. To assemble each spring roll, fully submerge dry rice paper wrapper in hot water for 2 to 5 seconds. I like to dip half the wrapper in the pie pan, then spin the wrapper quickly until the whole wrapper has been moistened.
  5. Lay moist wrapper flat on a cutting board. Fill the bottom third of the wrapper with layers of cucumber, melon, noodles, and tempeh.
  6. Fold wrapper tightly over ingredients toward the center. Fold in the sides of the wrapper. Continue to roll toward the top of the wrapper, keeping the sides tucked in as you go.
Recipe Notes

Seasoned Secret

I’ve used both brown rice paper wrappers and white rice paper wrappers and have found the brown rice wrappers are a bit more finicky. They soften more quickly and tear more easily. So I recommend the white rice paper wrappers (<-affiliate), like the ones pictured here. Look for them at an asian market or in the international section of your local grocery store.

Omnivore

While the tempeh is protein packed, you could opt to add grilled chicken or pork to these spring rolls. A sweet and spicy marinade would be ideal for the meat, with soy, ginger, honey and sesame.