For some reason in the summer I tend to crave sesame dressing. On wakame, cucumber, or noodle salad. And this hits the spot for me. I have already made it 3 times in the past week and a half. This recipe doesn’t need a dipping sauce since the filling is already seasoned. But you can make extra dressing for dipping if you like.
1 small pack of Longkou vermicelli (Chinese noodles), 50grs
1 red bell pepper, julienned
1 yellow bell pepper, julienned
1 green bell pepper julienned
1 carrot shredded
2 cups of bean sprouts
1 spring onion, cut lengthwise
2 tablespoons of roasted white sesame seeds
2 tablespoons of roasted black sesame seeds
12 rice paper wrappers
For the dressing:
¼ cup sesame oil plus 2 tablespoons
¼ sushi seasoning
Juice of one lime
1 teaspoon of honey
Red pepper flakes to taste
Salt to taste
First soak the noodles in boiling water for a few minutes until they are soft. I usually let them sit for about 5 minutes. Then let them drain for a few minutes, you don’t want them to be too wet otherwise they will water down the dressing. I let it drain while I chop all the veggies.
For the dressing, just whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl. Once all the vegetables are cut, add them and the noodles to the dressing and toss to mix well. Add the sesame seeds as well, and if you want reserve some to sprinkle on top once the rolls are assembled.
To assemble the rolls, first fill a large bowl with warm-hot water. I mix boiling water with cold water. You want it to be warm but cool enough to stick your fingers in it without getting burned. Soak one wrapper in the water until it softens, it takes about 10 seconds. Don’t worry if it still seems a bit hard, it will continue to soften as you work with it.
Lay the soaked wrapper on a plate and fill the bottom center part with the filling (leaving a bit of space at the bottom to hold). Roll the bottom part once, then close the sides and finish rolling it. Repeat until you’re done. Serve.