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These veggie spring rolls are fresh, flavorful and fully loaded! They'll take just 20 minute to throw together and will stay fresh in the fridge all week. Don't even get me started on this creamy, dreamy tangy peanut sauce - you'll want to put it on everything!
How to make veggie spring rolls:
Add about an inch of WARM water to a large, shallow dish just a bit larger than the rice paper (a 9x13 inch pan works well for this).
Soak 1 sheet of rice paper for about 10-15 seconds. You'll be able to feel it soften a bit but it shouldn't be falling apart when you take it out of the water.
Place in a diamond shape with one corner pointing at you, on a clean counter top or cutting board.
Add a few slices of avocado to the center of the wrapper. Then add a small handful of cabbage, red pepper, carrots and rice noodles to the center of the wrapper as well.
Fold the corner closest to you, away from you and towards the opposite side of the wrapper, wrapping the filling inside. Roll about halfway, then tuck the corners on either side in towards the center and continue rolling away from you, sealing everything inside.
Continue with remaining spring rolls wrappers and filling.
Add all peanut sauce ingredients to a small bowl and whisk until combined.
Serve along with fresh spring rolls and enjoy!
Why you're going to love these spring rolls:
- They're so dang fresh and flavorful! If you're trying to get more veggies in your diet, these spring rolls need to be at the top of your meal prep list!
- They're going to stay fresh in your fridge for up to a week! This means you can prep them on Sunday night and you've got healthy lunches ready to go for the week!
- They're freakin gorgeous! If you're working on the menu for a party, these spring rolls are totally going to spice up your spread with their rainbow of color. It's true what they say - you do eat with your eyes first!
Tips for making the best spring rolls:
- Buy the square rice paper! If you're a magician, you can probably make the circular rice paper into nice looking spring rolls. But if you're me, you can't. Seriously, I rolled like 20 of them with the round rice paper and they all looked awful. Then I bought square rice paper and was able to easily roll these beauties right up. Whoever said it's hip to be a square was clearly talking about rice paper, amiright?
- Use lukewarm water - not hot or cold water. When you dip your rice paper in water, make sure you are using warm water. Cold water is not going to break down the wrapper enough, and hot water is going to break it down too much. Warm water will soften the rice paper just enough to make it pliable but ensure that it still holds together.
- Don't let the rice paper sit in the water for too long. I like to put a sheet of rice paper in the water and count to ten. Then gently lift out of the water and flip it over. If it still seems hard, then let it soak for a couple more seconds. If it's soft and pliable, it's ready to wrap!
- Switch up the veggies to fit your taste! These are my favorite veggies to wrap up for lunch, but feel free to use whatever speaks to you! Cucumber, kale, yellow pepper, green pepper, napa cabbage or bean sprouts would be great in these spring rolls as well!
Frequently asked questions:
- Should I buy round or square rice paper?
- ALWAYS. BUY. SQUARE. RICE. PAPER.
- If you're looking for a challenge, try the round ones but after many, many valiant attempts I could NOT get the round ones to roll up and look even remotely uniform or nice. Stick to the square for ease of use!
- Are spring rolls vegan?
- Well I suppose that depends on what you fill them with...
- But yes, as this recipe is written, these spring rolls are vegan and loaded with fresh, crunchy veggies!
- Can I add meat?
- Of course! Shrimp and chicken are two common proteins that you'll see included in many spring roll recipes, but even cooked ground pork would be great too!
- How should I store spring rolls?
- Seal them in an airtight container in the fridge and they'll stay good for up to a week!
- I like to separate the spring rolls with a piece of cling wrap or parchment paper so they don't stick together as well.
- One side of the rice paper is textured (like a woven basket pattern). Does it matter which side I use to roll up the spring roll?
- Not at all! I've tried both ways and they both worked just as well as the other.
- I did read somewhere that the design on rice paper is supposed to mimic the traditionally made rice papers (which are dried on a woven basket).
Other vegan favorites you'll love:
- Vegan Asian Noodle Salad
- Vegan Asian Kale Salad
- Vegan Tomato Soup
- Easy Quinoa & Lentil Tacos
- Vegan Black Bean Chili
- Easy Vegan Spaghetti Sauce
- Vegan Summer Corn Chowder