Vietnamese fresh spring rolls recipe

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Vietnamese spring rolls recipe, little bundles of thinly sliced vegetables, herbs, & fruit wrapped up in delicate rice paper. We serve this fresh appetizer with sweet, spicy peanut sauce for dipping. These rolls aren’t deep fried or battered, making them a lighter option. With all their fresh, refreshing flavors, you’ll love sharing these with friends và family as the weather warms up!

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Recipe Ingredients

When you make these spring rolls, you need two sets of ingredients: for the spring rolls và the peanut sauce.

For the rolls

Here’s what you’ll need for the rolls themselves:

Rice paper - We use round ones, but you may find square ones instead.Carrots - When we make this, we cut them into matchsticks ourselves, but you may find freshly cut matchsticks at your grocery store.Cucumbers - We cut them into matchsticks but you could look for precut ones at the store.Red Bell - You could use yellow or green instead if you prefer.Mangoes - We use them when in season.Extra firm tofu - The tofu adds extra protein khổng lồ the spring rolls.Purple cabbage - You could use green cabbage instead if you prefer.Mint - For freshness, địa chỉ fresh mint leaves, they địa chỉ cửa hàng so much flavor.Cilantro - This adds some added fresh flavor.Shallots - Shallots have a great onion flavor with a slightly sweeter flavor.Leafy Lettuce - You could use a mixed bag blend.
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How to Prepare ingredients for Spring Rolls

When you make spring rolls, you will need to prepare the veggies và mangos first. You can also use the time ahead khổng lồ make the peanut sauce for dipping.

To prepare the veggies, wash and peel the carrots. Also wash the other veggies before slicing them into thin, matchsticks.

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For best results, try khổng lồ keep the sticks an even thickness. This helps with giving the spring rolls a consistent texture.

How khổng lồ make Vietnamese Spring Rolls

When you are ready khổng lồ make these Vietnamese spring rolls, follow these easy steps:

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First, fill a large bowl with warm water. Depending on the kích thước of your sheets you can use a shallow pie dish or large bowl or pot.Next, dip the rice paper in the warm water for just 2 to lớn 3 seconds, it should be stiff, và will soften as you begin to lớn work.Once wet, lay them on a non-porous work surface, & then layer the ingredients on the edge closest to you at the 1/3 mark. Start with the leafy greens, carrots, cucumber, tofu, red pepper, & herbs.After layering the ingredients, ‘tuck & roll’ the edge closest to you, by bringing the edge up & over the fresh veggie mound. Gently but firmly, tuck it under & roll away from you.At the 2/3 mark, fold the ends up onto the roll, and continue rolling & tucking them under until the roll is finished. Repeat the process for each roll.Finally, serve with peanut sauce.

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Variations

When you make these rolls, you can địa chỉ cửa hàng additional veggies lớn the rolls. When we make variations, we lượt thích to use fresh, in-season veggies. Some suggestions include:

Add zucchini during the summerUse a rainbow of peppersAdd in hot peppers for added heatSkip the peanut sauce and địa chỉ your favorite sauce or gravy
Recipe FAQs


Are Vietnamese Spring Rolls healthy?

Our homemade Vietnamese spring rolls are filled with healthy ingredients, including veggies and healthy fats. They are made fresh và not fried, which makes them lower calorie & easy lớn make.The variety of veggies và the mangos give these spring rolls a ton of vitamins và minerals that your body toàn thân needs.


Can you make these Spring Rolls ahead of time?

Yes, you can make them a few days ahead of time. When you make them ahead, keep in mind that the water in the veggies và other ingredients can start to lớn leak out and break down the rice paper, so you may want lớn wait to lớn finally assemble them the morning you want khổng lồ serve them.


Are they vegan and gluten-free?

Yes. Our Vietnamese spring rolls are both gluten-free và vegan. If you want lớn make them gluten-free, make sure to lớn use tamari instead of soy sauce. Soy sauce has a small amount of gluten in them.


Can you freeze them?

You can store Vietnamese spring rolls in the refrigerator for up lớn 3 days. To lớn store, make sure you place them in an airtight container.We don’t recommend freezing them. These are meant lớn be eaten fresh and use rice paper, which does not freeze và thaw nicely. When you make them, we recommend eating them fresh or storing them for only a few days in the fridge.


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What goes with Spring Rolls?

When you make spring rolls, you can serve them with your favorite Asian inspired meals & sides. Some of our favorites include:

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Expert Tips và Tricks

Here are some pro tips and tricks to make the best Vietnamese spring rolls at home:

Make sure lớn cut the veggies lớn an even size for the best texture.Don’t over stuff the rolls or they can break.Avoid over-soaking the rice paper, it can fall apart if they sit for too long.

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Ingredients

Ingredients for Vietnamese Spring RollsRice paper 6 round Carrots 2 large cut into 3-4 inch matchsticks Cucumbers 2 cut into 3-4 inch matchsticks Red Bell 1 thinly sliced Mangoes (when in season) 3, peeled và cut lengthwise Extra firm tofu 8 oz. Sliced 3-4 inch Purple cabbage 2 cups ,thinly sliced Mint handful leaves Cilantro small bunch of springs Shallots 8 cut into 3-4 inch Leafy Lettuce or spring salad mix greens 1 cup Ingredients for Peanut Saucepeanut butter ½ cup (creamy or crunchy)* low-sodium tamari or soy sauce 2 tablespoon ginger, finely grated ½ tablespoon garlic, finely minced 2 cloves maple syrup ½ tablespoon rice vinegar tablespoon red pepper flakes (optional) ½ tsp filtered water 2–4 tbsp

Instructions

For Vietnamese Spring Rolls

First, fill a large bowl with warm water. Depending on the kích thước of your sheets you can use a shallow pie dish or large bowl or pot.Next, dip the rice paper in the warm water for just 2 to 3 seconds, it should be stiff, & will soften as you begin to lớn work.Once wet, lay them on a non-porous work surface, and then layer the ingredients on the edge closest lớn you at the 1/3 mark. Start with the leafy greens, carrots, cucumber, tofu, red pepper, and herbs.After layering the ingredients, ‘tuck & roll’ the edge closest to you, by bringing the edge up và over the fresh veggie mound. Gently but firmly, tuck it under và roll away from you.At the 2/3 mark, fold the ends up onto the roll, và continue rolling và tucking them under until the roll is finished. Repeat the process for each roll.Finally, serve with peanut sauce.

For the peanut sauce

Here’s how to make the peanut sauce:

First, địa chỉ all the ingredients, except for the water, khổng lồ a medium bowl và mix until well-incorporatedNext, địa chỉ cửa hàng 2 tablespoons of filtered water to the bowl and gently mix. Continue to địa chỉ water in 1 tablespoon increments until your desired thickness is reached.Finally, let sit for at least 5 minutes before serving. The wait time allows the flavors khổng lồ combine.


Notes


Make sure khổng lồ cut the veggies to lớn an even size for the best texture.Don’t over stuff the rolls or they can break.Avoid over-soaking the rice paper, it can fall apart if they sit for too long.