As the weather heats up, keep cool with these refreshing rice paper spring rolls, perfect for a poolside appetizer or even a post-workout snack. The ingredients invite a holistically healthy perspective, as they’re not only good for your gut — they’re good for your skin, too! Take it from the experts: PSG Skin & Laser Center pointed out that grapefruit’s lycopene, avocado’s vitamin C, and salmon’s omega-3s keep your skin balanced, nourished, and naturally radiant. Plus, a bite into these will mentally transport you to a spa state of mind. 


  • Rice paper wrappers 
  • Vermicelli rice noodles 
  • Smoked salmon, sliced 
  • Grapefruit, segmented 
  • Avocado, sliced 
  • Cucumber, thinly peeled/sliced 
  • Fresh basil 

Honey Soy Dipping Sauce: 

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce 
  • 2 tablespoons honey 
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger 
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon sesame oil 
  • Pinch red pepper flakes 
  • Pinch toasted sesame seeds 


Whisk dipping sauce ingredients, cover, and chill until ready to serve. 

Pour 1 cup of extra hot water into a shallow dish (such as a pie pan). Submerge rice noodles and allow to soak until soft. Drain rice noodles and place in a bowl next to other spring paper ingredients and a prepared work surface. When ready to assemble, refill the dish with hot water. Submerge a rice paper wrapper until pliable and carefully transfer to lay it on work surface. Add toppings to the center of the wrapper and roll tightly. Slice in half and serve with dipping sauce. 

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