Turkey Summer Rolls with Cilantro Peanut Dipping Sauce





This recipe was shared by Nutritious Eats in participation with the #Turkey Lovers campaign with the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network.


For the turkey marinade:
1 lb turkey cutlets
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
1 garlic clove minced
1/2 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger
Juice of one lime
For the Cilantro Peanut Dipping Sauce:
1 1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves (about 1 small bunch)
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons Chili garlic paste
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons agave (can sub maple syrup)
For the Summer Rolls:
16 Rice paper wrappers
16 small bibb lettuce pieces (or 8 large ones halved)
4 ounce package bean threads
2 cups bean sprouts
2 cups shredded carrots
1 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves (some stems are fine)
1 bunch of fresh mint (1-2 leaves per roll)


Marinate turkey cutlets in marinade for at least 30 minutes. Heat grill to medium heat, cook turkey reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees, approximately 8-10 minutes, flipping once. As an alternative, in a large skillet over medium high heat add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil. Add a single layer of turkey breast cutlets (don't crowd the pan), cook for ~8 minutes or until cooked through, flipping once. Repeat if needed. When cooled, cut into thin strips.
To make dipping sauce: blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Adjust seasoning as needed (you might need more lime juice or agave). Refrigerate until ready to use. Sauce can be made a day or two in advance.
For summer rolls: Prepare bean threads by pouring hot water over them for ~10 minutes or until softened. Drain well and transfer to a bowl. Prepare all other ingredients in bowls for easy assembly. For rice paper wrappers, dip in a pie plate of warm water until softened (this takes about 30 seconds). Transfer paper to a cutting board.
In a lettuce cup, add a little bit of the bean threads, the bean sprouts, a tablespoon of shredded carrots, a few slices of turkey, fresh cilantro and fresh mint. Roll up lettuce wrap and place on the softened rice paper wrapper.
Fold the bottom half of the rice wrapper up, then fold in the sides, then continue to roll as tightly and carefully as possible. Place on a plate, cover with a damp towel and continue to assemble rolls until you are out of ingredients.