Inspired by Vietnamese spring rolls, this vegetarian dish is made with fresh herbs and vegetables, served with a hearty dipping sauce. It’s like a mini salad wrapped in rice paper with your dressing on the side. You can find these gluten-free rice wrappers in the Asian section of the grocery store or at a specialty market. These rolls are delicious on a warm day or pair them with soup for a larger meal. They travel well and work great for picnics or you can bring them to a party as an appetizer. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Total Time20 min
  • Yield8-10 spring rolls
  • Serving Size1
  • Energy80 cal
  • Cuisine
    • American
    • Chinese
  • Course
    • Appetizer
    • Snack
  • Suitable for Diet
    • Gluten Free
    • Low Calorie
    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • Weight Loss Program
    • Lifestyle Program

The Rolls

  • 1 pack of rice paper wrappers
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  • 1 bunch of fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 package of bean sprouts
  • 1 head of Romaine lettuce

The Sauce

  • 2 heaping tablespoons of organic peanut butter
  • 1 lime squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger, grated
  • 2-3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • water (as needed to get the consistency you want)

To Make the Rolls

1

Set up an assembly line with your ingredients.

2

Fill a large bowl with warm water for your spring roll wrappers. Gently place the first one in the water and let it stay for about 30 seconds to a minute, until it looks like a jellyfish floating in the water.

3

Lay the wrapper on a cutting board or plate.

4

Place 1 handful of basil and cilantro, a small pinch of carrots, cabbage, cucumber, bean sprouts, and a small piece of lettuce in the middle of the wrapper and gently fold the skin like a burrito, starting at one end and rolling the wrapper, folding the sides in as you go.

5

Continue until you have the desired number of spring rolls.

To Make the Sauce

6

Add all ingredients to a bowl and with a whisk whip the mixture together.

7

Add small amounts of water until you get the desired consistency.

Additions & Substitutions

Substitutions:

  •  Peanut butter – Sunflower seed butter (for nut allergies)
  • Soy Sauce – Tamari (gluten-free fermented soy sauce)

For Weightloss & Lifestyle Program:

Add in one of the following lean proteins:

  • grilled chicken
  • shrimp
  • Serving Size1
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories80
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat2 g78 g2.56%
  • Sodium240 mg2300 mg10.43%
  • Total Sugars3 g
  • Protein4 g50 g8%
  • Calcium38 mg1300 mg2.92%
  • Iron1 mg18 mg5.56%
  • Potassium234 mg4700 mg4.98%

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