Fresh Vegetable Rolls with Peanut Sauce



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Fresh vegetable rolls with avocado, carrots, red cabbage, cucumbers and lettuce are so easy to make and perfect for a fresh and light lunch, dinner or snack. Serve these babies with a delicious spicy peanut sauce.

One of my favorite things to order at Thai or Vietnamese restaurants are fresh spring rolls. Not to be confused with their fried counterparts, fresh spring rolls are usually one of the healthiest options on the menu. They’re packed with crisp fresh veggies, herbs and rice noodles and typically served with side of peanut sauce for dipping. I’ve had some great fresh spring rolls here in Richmond, but I think the best I’ve ever had were at Elizabeth St. Cafe in Austin,Texas. I still have dreams about those poached shrimp spring rolls — they were amazing and came with not one, but three different types of dipping sauces. Oh so good!

Fresh vegetables spring rolls on a rustic plate with homemade peanut sauce.

A few years ago I found out that you can buy rice paper wraps and make fresh spring rolls at home and I’ve been hooked on them ever since! I’ve posted about making them before but never posted a recipe so I thought I should go ahead and make that happen today.

Fresh vegetables spring rolls on a rustic plate with homemade peanut sauce and wooden chop sticks.
Fresh vegetables spring rolls with homemade peanut sauce being picked up with wooden chopsticks.

Often times at restaurants the rolls are packed with rice noodles but the version I’m sharing today is all veggies! I made this batch of rolls a little lower in carbs without the rice noodles. These little guys are perfect for warm spring/summer nights when you’re just not in the mood to turn on the oven, which is basically every night here in Richmond during the summer. 🙂 Enjoy!

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Fresh Vegetable Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Fresh vegetable rolls with avocado, carrots, red cabbage, cucumbers and lettuce. Served with a delicious spicy peanut sauce. 
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 rolls


Vegetable Rolls

  • 4 rice paper wrappers
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce leaves
  • ½ cup cucumber, cut into strips
  • ½ cup carrots, shredded
  • 1-2 avocados, sliced
  • fresh basil and mint

Peanut Sauce

  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons low sodium tamari, soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper, optional
  • water, to thin


  • 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.
  • Place wrapper on a hard surface. Place lettuce leaf on far left edge of wrapper.
  • Place a little of each ingredient into the wrap. Top with avocado and one or two leaves of the fresh herbs.
  • 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.
  • Complete steps 1 to 4 for each wrapper.
  • Whisk all ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl. Add water to thin if needed. Serve as a dipping sauce for the rolls.


Serving: 1 rolls with dipping sauce | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 497mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: fresh rolls, fresh spring rolls, vegetable rolls
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    1. Ah yay! I am so glad you’re loving this recipe and it turned out great for you. Thanks so much for sharing your review & star rating, I appreciate it!

  1. I love all types of spring rolls.YUM. FYI – Sambal Oelek + Garlic = Chili Garlic Sauce. Same ingredients, except no garlic in Sambal Oelek.

  2. Thank you so much for this! Especially the PB2 Peanut Sauce! Seriously amazing. I’ve had this for dinner three nights in a row and they taste EXACTLY like my local Thai Restaurant’s Rolls.

  3. I had these last night at a restaurant and you’re right – they are full of rice noodles! I picked some out but these look SOO much better. Such a great idea using the PB2 as well – I will take any excuse I can get to use my PB2! Thanks for the great recipe!

  4. OMG these are my fab and you have convinced me to try making my own! Perfect for lunches for next week!

  5. ohhh…love spring rolls..I remember you posting them a while ago and Jon and I scouring how to make them…they’ve become a northside favorite in our household 🙂

  6. These look so good and I keep seeing recipes using PB2, I’m wondering where you find it? Is it at regular grocery stores or do you have to go to a natural grocers?

    1. I buy it at Whole Foods. I think I’ve also seen it at Fresh Market. Most natural grocers should have it.

  7. Oh my gosh, YUM! I wonder if I could just leave out the shrimp and maybe add a little extra tofu? That peanut sauce sounds good too! I love the idea of using PB2!

  8. Ohhh you have no idea how obsessed I am with spring rolls! And I love adding Braggs to my peanut sauce too! I use it in place of the usual rice vinegar! It give the sauce such a good flavor!

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