Appetizers have long been known to be calorie bombs, full of unhealthy fats and heaps of sodium. (We're lookin' at you, queso dip!) But have no fear, because here’s a quick appetizer you can feel great about enjoying! In honor of spring, these green curry shrimp rolls feature fresh ingredients including shrimp and a bunch of veggies. Don’t have eve± on hand? Feel free to make up your own fillings—the possibilities are endless!

Green Curry Shrimp Rolls Photo by Angela Simpson Makes 4 rolls (with some leftover fillings)

What You’ll Need:

12 uncooked shrimp, defrosted and tails removed
2 tsp green curry paste
½ thinly sliced avocado
1/3 English cucumber, sliced very thinly into matchsticks
½ cup mango, cut thinly into matchsticks
4 round sheets of rice paper
Cilantro (optional)
Lime wedges (optional)

What to Do:

  1. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat for one minute.
  2. Add the de-tailed shrimp, curry paste, and 1-2 tablespoons of water and cook until shrimp become opaque (3 to 4 minutes). Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Slice the avocado thinly, and chop the cucumber and mango into long, thin matchsticks.
  4. One by one, dip rice papers into a bowl of warm water for a few seconds to soften.
  5. Once pliable, transfer to a large plate or flat clean surface. Working with one at a time, arrange a little of each filling across the center of the round rice paper in a horizontal line. (For help with this, check out my step-by-step wrapping tutorial here.)
  6. Fold in the sides, then roll the wraps up tightly. Set each one seam side down on a plate.
  7. Serve with sweet chili sauce, sriracha, or peanut sauce if desired.

Note: If you're not going to be enjoying the wraps immediately, wrap them in damp paper towels and seal them in a container. This will keep the rice paper from drying and allow them to last in the fridge for 1-2 days.

This recipe was contributed by Angela Simpson, the blogger behind Eat Spin Run Repeat. To learn more about Angela, check out her accompanying post and her bio on our Greatist Ambassador page!

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