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Simple Garden Spring Rolls

These Garden Spring Rolls are one of our favorite recipes. Add a big bowl of steamed rice, and we’ve got dinner! 

garden rolls on wooden table close up

I seriously have an addiction to these beautifully healthy veg spring rolls! Whether they are dipped in peanut sauce or chili sauce, I’m perfectly happy with these crunchy flavorful masterpieces.

We love spring rolls because they’re…

  • Simple
  • Fresh
  • Customizable
  • Wholesome
  • Fun
  • Delicious
vegan spring rolls

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Spring roll stuffing options

There are so many different things to choose from as far as what to fill your fresh spring roll with. My favorite Thai restaurant even includes slices of cantaloupe, which sounds weird, but it tastes wonderful.

  • large green leaf. I like either collard, turnip, or chard leaves
  • shredded carrots  and shredded broccoli slaw (both bought already shredded in a bag to make it simpler)
  • avocado
  • celery
  • green onion
  • bean sprouts
  • fresh mint
  • crushed peanuts (optional)
  • thin rice noodles
  • tofu
  • melon such cantaloupe or honeydew
overhead of peanut sauce on platter surrounded by spring rolls

A full list of ingredients, measurements, instructions, and a print button can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

Other than your choice of veggies, all you will need are rice paper wraps and dipping sauce.

I have two favorite dipping sauces. One is a red chili sauce that I buy online, and the other is my 10-Minute Peanut Spring Roll Sauce.

peanut sauce in blue bowl with spring rolls in background
10-Minute Peanut Spring Roll Sauce

This peanut sauce is an excellent addition to so many dishes. With no cooking required, it can be ready in 10-minutes flat!

Used as a sauce over noodles, dipping sauce with wraps, or as a salad dressing, this simple creamy peanut sauce can be made low-fat by using PB2 or with natural peanut butter.

Wrapping spring rolls

Wrapping vegan spring rolls isn’t that difficult after you get the hang of it.

The rice paper wrap simply needs to be submerged into very warm water for a few seconds until it become soft and foldable.

Then lay it out on a flat surface and add the veggies and other stuffings you like. After that, just fold it up, dip in sauce, and enjoy.

This is a great 1+ minute demo on how to do it.

garden rolls on wooden table with peanut sauce

*Originally published December 2014.

Serve with rice

Toss some rice in your rice steamer, and you’ve got a healthy delicious meal without even heating up the stove. 

Tips for making rice

I usually do a mixture of brown and jasmine rice, sometimes Botan.

Though I love brown rice, my husband prefers a mixture of white and brown. It’s so easy to cook the two together in a rice steamer. Just remember to put the setting on brown rice to ensure the proper cooking time.

One more tip is that brown rice requires a little more water for cooking to make the finished product more tender.

The thing I like most about using my rice steamer is that I only have to add water and rice, push the button, and walk away. No need for stirring or watching over it. It will cook and automatically switch to ‘warm.’ I can go walk my dog or do a load of laundry, and the rice will be ready for dinner when we are.

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Me dining out at a Thai restaurant

Check out the short video of us dining at our favorite Thai restaurant in North Carolina. You’ll get a peek of their Garden Rolls and Pad Thai.

garden rolls on wooden table close up

Garden Spring Rolls

Yield: 4 rolls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These Garden Spring Rolls are one of our favorite recipes. Add a big bowl of steamed rice, and we've got dinner! 

Ingredients

  • 4 rice wraps
  • veggies of choice such as lettuce leaves, spinach, collard green leaves, shredded carrots, bean sprouts, shredded broccoli slaw, mint leaves, etc)
  • Diced melon such as cantaloupe or honeydew (optional)
  • Crushed peanuts (optional)
  • Cooked thin rice noodles (optional)
  • Sliced tofu (optional)

Instructions

  1. Dice or shred all veggies to small pieces.
  2. If using rice noodles, cook those according to package directions. Don't overcook it.
  3. Soften the rice wraps by dipping into warm water and add ingredients desired from the list above or others.
  4. Follow the directions in the short video above that tells how to wrap the rolls. It's very short at only 1 minute.
  5. Serve with the dipping sauce of choice. Some options are listed above, including my peanut sauce or red chili sauce purchased online.

Notes

Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 2g

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Becky

Wednesday 10th of July 2019

Exactly what I was looking for. I recently bought brown rice spring roll wraps through Kroger ship with the idea of using broccoli slaw and a homemade peanut sauce for me and a homemade spicy asian sauce for my niece! I'm looking forward to some of your other recipes I've got saved!

Drenda

Tuesday 17th of July 2018

FAVORITE SUMMERTIME LUNCH!!!! Chilled ingredients, not ‘heavy’ foods on a hot day...& OHMADANG DELICIOUS!!!!!! ??

EatPlant-Based.com

Tuesday 17th of July 2018

Heck-to-tha'-yeah! :D

Sita

Wednesday 18th of May 2016

Woops. I see the recipe suggestion in the comments. I made mine with lime juice, garlic, soy sauce, maple syrup, fire peppers and peanut butter. The sauce was great and was just wondering about other sauces.

EatPlant-Based.com

Wednesday 18th of May 2016

Sita, the sauce I usually use is the red chili sauce that I purchase. There is a peanut sauce that is good with Thai spring rolls as well. Recipe: 1/4 cup rice vinegar, 4 Tbs peanut butter, 3 Tbsp soy sauce, 2-3 Tbs water, and 1 diced green onion. Pretty tasty!

Sita

Wednesday 18th of May 2016

Terri I made these and they were good, but the rice paper was very soggy and gooey. Any tips? Also, I thought you had a list of ingredients somewhere to make our own sauce and couldn't find that. Am I imagining it?? Thanks. My husband Tom and I enjoyed these for lunch, but I wish I had done what you did and made some rice to go along with them. We were starving. On the plus side, I lost weight which is always a good thing!!

Sita

Cara Ghidotti

Monday 28th of December 2015

I have made these three times but have trouble turning them over while baking. They tend to fall apart. Any suggestions?

EatPlant-Based.com

Monday 28th of December 2015

Cara, these Thai Spring Rolls do not require any cooking. Once rolled up, they are meant to be eaten (as is) with a dipping sauce of your choice. Easy peasy! :)