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Fresh Rolls with Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs

A fun and easy no-cook appetizer, these chicken teriyaki meatball fresh rolls are full of flavor and sure to be a crowd-pleaser. 

Fresh Rolls with Teriyaki Meatballs - a fun and healthy Asian-inspired appetizer recipe

In keeping with our “Go Ethnic!” #HealthyNewYear challenge this week, I have created a fun, no-cook party appetizer that is ideal for entertaining. Of course, I could happily eat the entire platter of these Vietnamese style fresh rolls entirely by myself but that’s beside the point.

Assembling Chicken Teriyaki Meatball Fresh Rolls

If you love ordering fresh rolls in restaurants but have never made them at home before, I urge you to give them a try. They are completely no-cook so you don’t need to break a sweat over the oven or stove. You simply put together a little assembly line of a few of your favorite fillings and get to work.

For these beauties, I got a little help from Al Fresco by using their fully cooked chicken Teriyaki Ginger meatballs. Naturally gluten free and 100% natural, the vibrant Asian flavors of ginger and sesame take these fresh rolls to the next level.

Fresh Rolls with Teriyaki Meatballs - a fresh and flavorful Asian appetizer recipe

Whether you’re hosting a party or having people over to watch the big game, these rolls can be assembled up to a day ahead. Simply store with a damp paper towel on top to keep the rolls from drying out.

What are your favorite game day party appetizers? I’d love to hear from you.  No fork required.

Fresh Rolls with Teriyaki Meatballs - a fun and healthy Asian-inspired appetizer recipe

Fresh Rolls with Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs

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A fun and easy no-cook appetizer, these chicken teriyaki meatball fresh rolls are full of flavor and sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
PREP: 20 mins
TOTAL: 20 mins
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Servings: 12

Ingredients
 

  • 12 spring roll rice paper wrappers
  • 12 Al Fresco Teriyaki Ginger fully cooked meatballs – room temperature (halved)
  • 4 ounces vermicelli rice noodles (prepared according to package directions)
  • ½ cup thinly sliced cucumbers
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • ½ cup cilantro sprigs

Dipping Sauce

Instructions
 

  • Boil 8 cups of water and keep warm.
  • Whisk together dipping sauce and set aside.
  • To soften the rice paper, fill a shallow pie plate with boiling water. Add one rice paper at a time and soak for 5 seconds then move to a plate to fill and roll. (Careful not to over-soak!)
  • Working from the center of the roll, add a couple tablespoons of vermicelli noodles then top with two slices cucumber, a small amount of shredded carrots, two meatball halves and a couple sprigs of cilantro.
  • Fold in the sides then bring bottom up over the filling and tuck while rolling tightly.
  • Place on a platter seam side down and continue rolling remaining 11 sheets.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature with reserved dipping sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 20.4gProtein: 6gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1.4gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 503mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 3.7g
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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.

7 Comments

      1. Can’t wait to make these for my next gathering. I like how they look much more difficult to make than they really are (sometimes I like to trick my guests this way ha!). Using pre-cooked meatballs is a very smart idea.

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