Turkey Spring Rolls

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 8 spring rolls
  • Nutrition Info
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2 cups shredded leftover Thanksgiving turkey

3 tablespoons soy sauce 

1 teaspoon sesame oil 

1 teaspoon rice vinegar 

1/2 teaspoon hot chile oil 

1 package cellophane noodles 

Eight 8 1/2-inch rice paper wrappers 

3 leaves green-leaf lettuce, torn into pieces 

1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts 

1 carrot, cut into julienne 

1 cucumber, cut into julienne 

3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro 

Dipping Sauce:

1 cup leftover cranberry sauce

2 tablespoons soy sauce 

Hot chile oil


  1. Place the turkey in a bowl and drizzle in the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar and the hot chili oil. Stir to combine and give it a taste. If you'd like a stronger flavor, add a little more of any of the ingredients.
  2. Next, place the cellophane noodles in a large bowl. Cover them with boiling water and let them sit according to the package directions.
  3. When they are tender but still have a nice bite, drain and set the noodles aside.
  4. Soften the rice paper wrappers by placing them one by one into a bowl of warm water and taking them out when they're soft but still hold together.
  5. To assemble each spring roll, lay a wrapper on a plate. Lay a small line of noodles in the center. Add a small amount of lettuce, turkey, alfalfa sprouts, a few carrot and cucumber strips, and top with a sprinkling of cilantro.
  6. Fold in the sides of the wrappers and roll it into a tight roll. Repeat to make the rest of the rolls.
  7. For the dipping sauce: Combine the cranberry sauce, soy sauce and a few dashed chile oil.
  8. Dip the rolls into the sauce and dig in! Best if eaten within 1 hour of preparing.

Cook’s Note

You will have leftover noodles; make a noodle salad with more spring roll ingredients. Toss in a little of the dipping sauce as a dressing. Let the kids have fun making different combinations! Variations: Use shredded cooked chicken instead of turkey. Add slices of avocado along with the other ingredients. Spring rolls can be dipped in regular soy sauce instead of the cranberry-soy dipping sauce.

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