Options: instead of rice paper wrappers, you can use sturdy salad leaves such as Swiss chard with the above fillings, or with more Westernized fillings like hummus with julienned carrots or radishes.
These crunchy, fresh herby rolls from Vietnam are great picnic standbys, particularly if you have gluten-free guests. Think of them as little transparent windows of goodness. The bottom layer of filling, which will be turned over when finished, should be artfully arranged, as it will be visible through the wrapper. Once you get the hang of rolling them up, you’ll return to this recipe regularly. On the photo shoot, food stylist Alice had the idea of adding delicate edible flowers, like eating a summer garden.