These fresh and crunchy Grilled Chicken and Strawberry Spring Rolls are full of summer flavor! Dip them in a healthy poppy seed dressing for a fun and easy appetizer or light dinner!
A couple weeks ago I took my first stab at making my own spring rolls. It’s been on my list of foods to make for so long, but they always intimidated me a little. I pictured myself trying to make beautiful rolls stuffed with amazing fillings only to have the rice paper rip and tear as I tried to roll it up. Luckily this wasn’t the case. Whether it was the brand of rice paper I chose or just beginners luck, not one of them tore. Since it’s spring going on summer these Grilled Chicken and Strawberry Spring Rolls were the perfect crisp, fresh flavors I was craving.
The filling for these spring rolls includes grilled chicken which we always have leftovers of in the fridge, slices of strawberries, crisp strips of cucumber and arugula. Let me tell you about the arugula…it was never supposed to be in the recipe.
My original plan was to use either microgreens or pea shoots. I thought they would be the perfect light and delicate green to use. I went to three stores looking for either one of them and of course no one did! I hate when that happens. I get a great idea and then can’t find the ingredient. Well I wasn’t about to go to a fourth store and be disappointed so I decided that peppery arugula would be a good substitute. If you do find some microgreens or pea shoots give them a try and let me know how they turn out.
I kept the filling for the grilled chicken and strawberry spring rolls simple because I paired them with a flavorful, light and creamy poppy seed dressing. Where there are spring rolls there must be something to dip them in! The poppy seed dressing was a no-brainer because essentially what these rolls are is a version of one of my favorite spring salads. The poppy seed dressing is kept healthy by using Greek yogurt and far less sweetener than you find in most poppy seed dressings. It’s the perfect creamy dip to compliment the fresh flavors in the spring rolls!