Fresh Spring Rolls are packed with veggies and so refreshing - the perfect appetizer or snack for summer! Light, full of flavor, and served with a mouthwatering peanut dipping sauce, everyone will be clamoring to get their hands on one of this spring roll recipe. Perfect for a summer picnic, garden party, bridal shower, and so much more.
For the Spring Rolls
- 8 rice paper sheets
- 2 ounces rice noodles cooked according to the package
- 1 cup butter lettuce ribs removed
- 1 avocado sliced
- 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
- 1 cucumber cut into matchsticks
- 1 carrot thinly shaved or cut into matchsticks
- ½ cup thai basil leaves optional
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
For the Peanut-Soy Dipping Sauce
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce Tamari or hoisin sauce can be used instead
- 1 to 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- ½ teaspoon grated ginger
- ½ teaspoon grated garlic
Optional Peanut Sauce Ingredients
- chili garlic sauce or chili paste for a spicier peanut sauce, use sparingly and to taste
- toasted sesame oil this is one of my all time favorite ingredients. it’s a very strong flavor so only use a 1/2 teaspoon to start and add more as needed
- honey or maple syrup for a sweeter sauce, start with a couple teaspoons and add more as needed.
Fill a large bowl (big enough to fit the rice paper sheets) with warm water. Dip one rice paper sheet into the warm water for about 5 to 10 seconds, or until it begins to soften.
Carefully transfer the rice paper to a smooth surface and place a small amount of each ingredient in the center of the rice paper. I like to start with the lettuce so it acts as a barrier between the rice paper and the other veggies. I do lettuce, rice noodles, and then anything goes.
Gently fold the sides of the rice paper toward the center, covering the filling. Next, fold or pull the edge closest to you up and over the filling - being careful not to tear the rice paper - and gently roll towards the opposite edge of the rice paper - just like you would roll a burrito.
Refrigerate rolls until ready to serve.
Peanut Dipping Sauce
Whisk together the sauce ingredients in a small mixing bowl. If needed, add water, 1 teaspoon at a time, to thin out the sauce until you’ve reached the desired consistency.
Store peanut sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1464IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg