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Spring Rolls

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.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian, Thai
Keyword spring roll recipe, spring rolls, summer rolls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 189kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout

Ingredients

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.

Instructions

Spring Rolls

  • 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.

Nutrition

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