Try this refreshing spin on a BLT sandwich, using rice paper to make a BLT summer roll, packed with avocado, hard boiled egg and crispy romaine lettuce spread with mayonnaise and shredded basil.
BLT Summer Rolls with Avocado and Egg
I’ve recently discovered these smokey tempeh strips (like a bacon alternative for vegetarians) and I am hooked. I’ve been making all my old favorite bacon recipes using this facon (ha – get it?) and after making a few BLT sandwiches, I wanted something a bit lighter, so I thought about a summer roll!
However, bacon, lettuce, and tomato in a rice wrapper isn’t enough to fill me up for a meal, so I packed these rolls with avocado and hard boiled egg. My typical BLT is a BLEAT (Bacon, Lettuce, Egg, Avocado, and Tomato), so it only made sense to make my summer rolls this way.
And it was a hit! The creamy egg and avocado is just the flavor and consistency you need to serve these as a full meal (although they’d be great as an appetizer, too- cut in half!)
The secret? Spreading the mayonnaise on the romaine lettuce leaves and sprinkling with a bit of shredded basil. When you bite into the roll, you get that same mayo-y goodness from a traditional bread sandwich and the basil is fragrant and refreshing, like a summer roll should be.
I’m in love with these and will be making them all summer long!