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Gazpacho Rolls

When the weather heats up like a convection oven that’s been running for 6 hours, a sandwich on focaccia bread makes a nice cold entree. That’s how I usually greet dinner. But in the past week, gazpacho has spilled into conversation a few times.

Seeing spring roll wrappers at a local store gave me the idea. Thanks a lot, local store.

My first attempt at spring rolls was a joke. I knew that the wrappers should be soaked in warm water before using, but didn’t bother to find out how long to soak them. Details. A quick online search after the fact led me to this great post at Gluten Free Gobsmacked. Can’t wait to try again.

One more thing – do NOT drown your vegetables in red wine vinegar and olive oil before rolling in wrappers. You’d think this would be obvious, but . . .

While I’m digressing, take a look at these asparagus rolls. How are they standing up like that?  I don’t get it.

Today’s Let’s Lunch on twitter features cold entrees for a hot summer. Check out the cool posts rounded up by Cheryl Tan from A Tiger in the Kitchen.

Byron Sprout Salad with chargrilled chicken ~ from Lisa at Monday Morning Cooking Club

Cold noodles with stir-fried vegetables, hoisin pork, and spicy shrimp ~ from Eleanor at Be a Wok Star

Strawberry soup ~ from Mai at Cooking in the Fruit Bowl

Seafood Napoleon and Cold Olive Oil Poached Chicken Salad ~ from Victor and Charles at The Taste of Oregon

Spicy Sichuan Sesame Noodles ~ from Cheryl at A Tiger in the Kitchen

Croque Monsieur with Cheese Bechamel ~ from Maria at Maria’s Good Things

Jasmin Tea Poached Shrimp Summer Rolls ~ from Cathy at ShowFood Chef

Gazpacho with an Indian Twist ~ from Rashda at Hot Curries & Cold Beer

Cous Cous with Cilantro Pesto and Halloumi ~ from Danielle at Beyond the Plate

Korean Ice Water Noodles (mul naengmyun) ~ from Emma at Dreaming of Pots and Pans

Smoked salmon BLT with dill-horseradish aioli ~ from Charissa at Zest Bakery & Deli

This just in –

After reading this post, the niece wanted to try making some spring rolls. And her first plate of rolls were perfectly wrapped. What a showoff!

“Watch and learn, Linda.” she said. No words.



  1. You are so funny…the filling looked delicious, though! And it’s definitely chilled! Perfect for summer….xx

  2. LOL, great to hear bloopers. Done same with wrappers and I’m Asian! Like concept.


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