Summer Rolls

You can make shrimp and vegetarian rolls in advance or set things out and invite everyone to roll their own.  The prep work is all done ahead of time, so all you have to do is lay out the building blocks (fresh herbs, crisp vegetables, shrimp, salty-sweet dipping sauces) and let guests go to town. …

Mango Salad

This refreshing salad serves as a delicious side dish for the summer rolls, but if you put everything out all at once, you may find that some of it makes its way into the rolls, too.       2 very firm underripe mangoes (about 2 pounds) 1/3 cup Nuoc Cham Dipping Sauce 6 scallions, …

Minted Couscous

In a small saucepan, bring 1/2 cup water to a boil.  Remove from heat.  Stir in 1/2 cup couscous; season with coarse salt and freshly ground pepper.  Cover and, off heat, let steam in the pan, 5  minutes.  Add 2 thinly sliced scallions, 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves. 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, and …

Brussels Sprouts Slaw

In a large bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 teaspoons grainy mustard, 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon honey and 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil.  Season with coarse salt and freshly ground pepper.  Add 1/2 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and shredded; 1/2 small head radicchio, cored and thinly sliced; 1/4 cup snipped …

Avocado Citrus Salad

Remove peel and pith from 1/2 grapefruit and 1 small navel orange.  Working over a bowl, cut out grapefruit and orange segments then squeeze juice from membranes.  Place 2 cups baby arugula on a platter and top with 1 ripe sliced avocado, 1 sliced radish and citrus segments with juices,  Drizzle with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin …