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How to Make Fresh Spring Rolls

Happy Monday friends! I hope you all had a great weekend. Today I’m switching things up with a video post on how to make one of my favorite meals – fresh spring rolls a.k.a summer rolls.

How to Make Fresh Spring Rolls

Whenever we go to Vietnamese or Thai restaurants, I always order fresh rolls and I make them at home now too. They’re healthy and super food to make. Here’s how I do it:

How to Make Fresh Spring Rolls

Aren’t they cute?

How to Make Fresh Spring Rolls

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Shrimp Fresh Spring Rolls
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Serves: 4
  • 10 – 15 rice paper wrappers
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, leaves separated and largest leaves cut in ½*
  • Cooked Maifun brown rice noodles (optional)
  • ½ cup cooked shrimp, shells and tails removed, diced OR ½ cup plain tofu, sliced into small pieces
  • ½ cup cucumber, chopped into matchsticks
  • ½ cup carrots, chopped into matchsticks
  • 1 avocado, sliced (optional)
  • fresh basil OR mint
  1. Preparation
  2. Wet spring roll wrapper with warm water. (I usually heat a pot of water on the stove top (not letting it get to a boil) and once it’s warm I put it in a bowl or plate that is large enough to fit the rice paper wrapper in.)
  3. Place wrapper on a hard surface, like a plate. Place lettuce leaf on far left edge of wrapper.
  4. Place a little of each ingredient into the wrap – about 3-4 pieces of shrimp, carrots, cucumbers into the lettuce leaf. Top with 1 slice of avocado and fresh herbs.
  5. Roll wrapper from left to right, folding in the top and the bottom sides of wrapper toward the middle. Just before the wrapper is completely wrapped.
  6. Complete steps 1 to 4 for each wrapper. Serve with the Peanut Sauce (recipe below).
  7. *You may or may not use all the ingredients, especially the whole head of lettuce. Just store the leftovers in the fridge for later use.

Peanut Sauce with Fresh Spring Rolls
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Peanut Sauce
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  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon tamari, soy sauce or Braggs Liquid Aminos
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste like Sambal Oelek
  • (optional)
  • Water, to thin
  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a bowl, adding water to get the desired consistency.

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  1. I’ve been wanting to make my own spring rolls for such a long time – thanks for the video tutorial!! And I love the peanut sauce for the side 🙂

  2. I love fresh spring rolls. My coworker used to bring them in sometimes. Such an healthy dish. I love the crunch of the veggies!

  3. Yum! Thanks for the video. Spring rolls are perfect for the hot summer and I love that you can mix up the ingredients.

  4. These spring rolls sound delicious! They would work well for a light healthy lunch!

  5. Yummy! I always stay away from the spring rolls at restaurants because I don’t like the taste of the mint in them. But I can definitely make these at home and add basil!

  6. I’ve never made spring rolls before, and I’ve been wanting to learn. 🙂 This looks awesome and healthy!

  7. Love the how to video!!! Love spring rolls too. Definitely need to give your peanut sauce a whirl, it sounds delicious.

  8. Thank you for this awesome idea! The video was great and I’ll be making these soon. I’ve made egg rolls before with wonton wraps and may try substituting chopped cabbage for the romaine.


  9. Love making fresh spring rolls! I am not excellent with the rice paper, but its fun and delicious!

  10. Yum! It’s so funny that you just posted this, because I was JUST looking for rice paper at the grocery to experiment with 🙂 Thanks for the recipe inspiration!

  11. This totally just reminded me I have some rice paper rolls I need to use up! YUM!!

  12. I’ve been loving fresh spring rolls lately, they’re so perfect for the hot weather! They’re also great if you bake them to crisp up the rice paper!

  13. Actually they look better than the ones I make back home 😉
    Traditionally they have bean sprouts instead of carrots and cucumber, but I cant wait to try to this version

  14. I use your peanut sauce recipe from the brown rice/kale/sweet tater bowl for my spring rolls, so yummy!

  15. Got all my stuff to make these and I can’t wait! Do you think these would keep well in the fridge if I wanted to make them at the beginning of the week and have them for lunch/healthy snacks for a few days?

  16. I LOVE rice spring rolls – only attempted making them once. Maybe I should try again!! They are super easy and delicious. Your sauce for dipping sounds so amazing too, because let’s be honest, a good sauce is needed also 😉

  17. Do you have the calorie count?

  18. I LOVE fresh spring rolls, especially on a hot summer day! Mind if I post this on my food community at We are always on the look out for GREAT new recipes! Please let me know 🙂

  19. I totally need to try making these with tofu! Yum!! 🙂

  20. We love eating these when we go out but I’ve never tried to make them. Thanks for the video.

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