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Avocado, Chicken, and Broccoli Rabe Summer Rolls

This is a delicious dish featuring broccoli rabe and one of the top 10 foods on Google’s Year in Search list: chicken
summer rolls

Andy Boy

Google recently released its annual Year in Search list, which included the top 10 most searched recipes of 2015. The list is as follows:

  1.      Pumpkin Seed Recipes
  2.      Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
  3.      Philly Cheese Steak Recipe
  4.      Chicken Recipes
  5.      Apple Pie Recipe
  6.      Brownie Recipe
  7.      Pesto Recipe
  8.      Pancake Recipe
  9.      Cabbage Recipes
  10.      Chili Recipe

This is a delicious dish featuring broccoli rabe and one of the top 10 foods on Google’s Year in Search list: chicken.


For the salad rolls:

  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 12 stalks broccoli rabe
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 bundles vermicelli
  • 1 chicken breast, poached and sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 12 rounds rice paper, or as needed

For the almond butter dipping sauce:

  • 1/2 Cup creamy almond butter
  • 2 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons sriracha
  • Hot water to thin


For the salad rolls:

Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium high heat. Cook the garlic, stirring, until just brown, about 1 minute. Transfer garlic to a plate. Add the rabe and cook for 1–2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add a tablespoon of water to the pan, cover, and cook until just tender but still crisp, about 3–5 minutes. Remove from the pan and top with the sliced garlic.

Cook the vermicelli according to the package. Drain, rinse, and cool.

Take a rice paper wrapper and completely submerge it in a bowl of hot tap water for 10-15 seconds. Place the wrapper on a plate or cutting board — it’ll continue to soften as you’re assembling your roll. Add fillings as desired: avocado slices, a couple slices of chicken, rabe, carrots, and a bit of vermicelli. Fold the bottom half of the wrapper up over the filling, hold the fold in place, tuck in the sides and roll tightly. Repeat as needed and enjoy immediately with the dipping sauce.

For the almond butter dipping sauce:

Mix together the ingredients for the almond butter sauce. Taste and adjust if needed.