18 May 2016

Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls Recipe for National Vegetarian Week

Vietnamese Spring Rolls.

I've been meaning to make these for such a long time and when Kate over at The Veg Space made Chilli Peanut Vietnamese Rolls last year, I drooled over them a lot, then thought I really must try making those.

Fast forward one year and I've finally gotten around to making them. Maybe without the finesse of Kate, but I was rather pleased with them.

Fresh, simple bundles of spring vegetables with a good crunch, fresh coriander and salted cashews in a fine transparent wrap. I served them with my Smutty Sweet Chilli Jam. If you haven't tried it before you really must. It's so easy to make and really delicious!

I quite enjoyed these spring rolls. I liked biting into a bundle of crunchy salad veg with a spicy, sweet dressing. Graham hated them. He's not always good with new things and he really didn't like the wraps. I think If it was a fried wrap he would have been delighted. As it was he unwrapped them and just dunked his veg into his dip. What can you do? And no one was surprised about this!

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Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Sweet Chilli Dip
Fresh spring rolls filled with lots of crunchy salad veg served with a sweet chilli dip.
  • 4 spring roll wrappers
  • a bowl of hot water
  • 1 red mini pepper
  • 1 yellow mini pepper
  • 10 cm piece of cucumber sliced into long strips
  • 10 cm long carrot batons
  • A small handful of salted cashews, roughly chopped
1. Prepare your vegetables.2. Roughly chop the nuts. 3. Take one sheet of spring roll wrapper at a time and dip in the bowl of hot water for 10-15 seconds until it is soft. Spread out on a board, top with the vegetables, nuts and herbs. Try to lay them neatly horizontally across the wrap. I probably packed a little too much in.4. To wrap, fold up the bottom of the wrap over the veg, then wrap over the sides quite firmly and roll forwards, until you have a neat spring roll.5. Serve with sweet chilli dip.6. Enjoy!
Total time:
Yield: Makes 4 spring rolls

If you like these spring rolls you may also like my Turkish Zucchini (Courgette) Fritters, which are also fabulous served with my sweet chilli dip.

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  1. These sound delicious (and your Graham sounds a lot like my Richard...)

    1. Haha, he probably is. Lovely but hard work when it comes to new foods sometimes. Such a baby!

  2. Lovely! I make these quite a lot, I love the wraps, and I love how you can see what's inside, especially herbs as you have done. I sometimes add softened rice glass noodles too, and even peanut butter, for different textures with the veg. So versatile really. Happy National Vegetarian Week!

    1. That's a great idea. Thanks for the tips and happy Veggie week!

  3. Just lovely. Pity Graham is so picky :)

  4. These look lovely, Jac. I haven't made summer rolls in AGES. I like them with a ponzu sauce as well as a loose lemongrassy satay one. I like the sounds of a smutty chilli jam (that my laptop wants to rename as slutty) Graham really doesn't know what he's missing. Silly boy. :-)

    1. You can go ahead and call it slutty Kellie, but it's damn good. Those other sauces sound good too.

  5. Love that you've done these! Totally got some inspiration for a quick lunch now, as I do actually have some of the wrappers in my cupboard that I haven't got around to using yet! Thank you! X

    1. Oh go for it Jessica and hopefully you like them more than my Graham did.

  6. They look amazing but those fritters have stolen my heart. They look immense!!

    Katie xoxo


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