Shrimp spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce

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Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls are perfect summer food that’s made with fresh crunchy vegetables, soft vermicelli noodles, & cooked shrimp. These homemade rolls are so light & refreshing yet the noodles still give it just enough filling khổng lồ keep you satisfied. It’s a great healthy option that you can easily make at home using all of your favorite ingredients.

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This Vietnamese Spring Roll recipe can be eaten as an appetizer or a full meal. There are many options for the dipping sauces, but for my recipe, I have a quick version of a sweet chili dipping sauce that I often use especially if I’m crunched for time.

What are the Best Spring Rolls Ingredients?

The beauty of this Vietnamese Spring Roll recipe is the versatility of it using a few ingredients you can find mostly at a regular grocery store. With Spring Rolls, you can easily adapt the ingredients for your vegetarian friends. You can easily make vegetable spring rolls! For my recipe, though, I use shrimp with fresh vegetables and lightly seasoned vermicelli noodles to lớn complete my perfect summer rolls.

Options for Spring Roll Fillings:

Grilled pork, beef, chicken, shrimpRoasted chicken, turkey, or hamCooked tofu, tempeh, or seitanSashimiAvocadoVegetables-carrots, zucchini,Fruits-apple, kiwis, pears, peaches, any fruit that you can slice thin and longEdible flowers- (make sure they are edibles before eating!) (:

My go-to ingredients for my Vietnamese Spring rolls are in the picture above. Those are cooked thin rice vermicelli noodles, cucumber, carrots, bean sprouts, romaine or butter lettuce, thai basil, mint, cilantro, & cooked shrimp. These items can be easily substituted or omitted if you vì chưng not lượt thích them. So play around with what tastes good to lớn you!

My favorite brands of vermicelli noodles are pictured below. I buy them from my local Asian market. Try to lớn pick the thinnest noodles if possible as they are less chewy tasting when used in Spring rolls.

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Are Vietnamese Spring Rolls Healthy?

Yes, Spring Rolls are healthy! Most of it. All the fresh vegetables và minimal usage of oil và sugar make Vietnamese a great healthy option for a light & refreshing meal. The Spring Roll wrappers và cooked vermicelli noodles are made from rice flour and have carbs in them, but it has a small amount that keeps you satisfied but is not overly full like a heavy rice dish. You can always omit the noodles & just fill up your rolls with all vegetables & shrimp if desired!

Just be mindful of the delicious dipping sauce, though as those can pack some hidden calories in there.

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What is the Difference Between Egg Rolls & Spring Rolls?

Egg rolls & Spring rolls use very similar ingredients, and it’s easy to confuse them if you are unfamiliar with them. The difference between egg rolls và spring rolls is that egg rolls are deep-fried while Spring Rolls are not & can be eaten mostly raw. Think of it this way, “Spring” Rolls equals fresh và light, while “Egg” Rolls need khổng lồ be cooked before eating. Granted, the protein used in Spring rolls needs cooking too, but it’s usually boiled, steamed, or grilled.

Sweet Dipping Sauce for Summer Rolls

There are many versions of dipping sauces for Spring rolls. Some use peanut sauce, some with fish sauce & lime juice, some with hoisin sauce, & some are eaten plain! The options are many, but my quick go-to sauce is the Sweet dipping sauce pre-made in a glass bottle, but I jazz it up a bit with my twist. I địa chỉ cửa hàng chopped cilantro, carrots, rice wine vinegar or lime juice, và some water, và I’m set. Here is my favorite brand of sweet chili sauce for my Vietnamese Spring Rolls.

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How to Make Spring Rolls from Scratch?

Vietnamese Spring Rolls take a little time khổng lồ gather ingredients, prep and assemble, but once all those steps are done, you can usually put a few pieces together pretty quickly. You need a flat surface to place all the ingredients nearby to help make the rolls quicker. I normally have two large dinner plates next khổng lồ each other for my spring rolls. I use one plate to wrap the rolls & one lớn place the finished ones on. Have a roll of paper towels handy- dampen the towel just enough to cover the finished rolls, so they don’t dry out too quickly while rolling the rest. You’ll also need a large bowl of warm water to dip the spring roll wrappers in lớn soften the texture for rolling. Have your ingredients on one large platter nearby for quick reach, và you’ll be ready lớn start!

That"s it for how to lớn make Vietnamese Spring Rolls! They are perfect as appetizers for dinner parties, a potluck, or any gatherings at any time of the year. The problem is that they are so good that your guests may not have room for the main course. (:

Let’s grab these ingredients for my Vietnamese Spring Rolls recipe and get ready khổng lồ have a new favorite appetizer!

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