Homemade spring rolls are healthy, fresh, and flavorful! Making spring rolls at home is simple and I love how they turn out so colorful plus, they are low in calories and totally delicious. This recipe is extremely forgiving and easy to adapt to use ingredients that you like and have on hand. You can make them with shrimp, chicken, or tofu, or keep them vegetarian!
1 package spring roll rice wrappers 1 package rice noodles, cooked 1 large carrot, peeled and julienne 1 large cucumber, peeled and julienne 1 red bell pepper, julienne 1 yellow bell pepper, julienne 1 pound cocktail shrimp 1 head butter lettuce 1 bunch fresh mint leaves 1 bunch fresh cilantro
FOR THE PEANUT SAUCE:
1/3 cup peanut butter 1/3 cup sweet chili sauce 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce Water to thin to desired consistency
1. Prep all the filling by julienning the veggies, removing the stems of the herbs, and cooking the rice noodles as directed on the package.
2. Add about 1 inch of cold water to a large, deep dish, or pie pan. Place one rice wrapper into the water and let soak for just 10-15 seconds. It should still feel pretty firm as you remove it and lay it on your counter or plate. (It will soften up as you add the filling ingredients, but If you let it soak for too long it will get too soft and will tear when you roll it up.)
3. Layer 1-2 slices of each veggie, a few shrimp, a few leaves of each herb, and a pinch of noodles on the 1/3 of the spring roll that is closest to you.
4. Fold the sides of the spring roll in over the ingredients. Then pull the side closest to you up and over the ingredients, sealing everything together tightly, and rolling it up like a burrito.
FOR THE PEANUT SAUCE:
1. Whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
2. Add a little bit of water to then to your desired consistency. Enjoy!
We teamed up with Alex from @thealexdaynes to share with you this delicious, easy, and healthy spring roll recipe. Alex is a food and recipe blogger from Utah. Be sure to give her a follow on Instagram @thealexdaynes or check out her blog www.alexdaynes.com to get her latest recipes.