Vegetarian Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauces {vegan, gluten-free}

Vegetarian Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauces {vegan, gluten-free}

Serves 3-5
Prep time 20 minutes

Ingredients

for the spring rolls

  • 10 spring roll rice wrappers
  • 4 oz thin brown rice noodles
  • 1 small cucumber, sliced into thin match sticks
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced into thin match sticks
  • 1 handful of cilantro leaves
  • 1 small avocado, sliced into thin pieces
  • 1 romaine heart, torn into chunks

for the peanut dipping sauce

  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1-2 tbsp warm water (depending on thickness of peanut butter)
  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce (or tamari if you're gluten-free)
  • 1/2 tsp light agave syrup
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 cloves of garlic, minced

for the soy dipping sauce

  • 4 tbsp low sodium soy sauce (or tamari if you're gluten-free)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp light agave syrup
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced

Directions

for the spring rolls
Step 1
Begin by preparing the rice noodles. Boil a pot of water and add in the noodles. Cook for 2-4 minutes, or until rice noodles are tender. Strain immediately and rinse in cold water. Set aside.
Step 2
Prep all your vegetables: romaine hearts, avocado, cucumber, carrots, and cilantro. I put my prepped vegetables in little bowls so that the spring rolls are very quick to prepare.
Step 3
To make the spring rolls, fill a large plate with water. Place a damp paper towel on the counter next to the plate. First, dip the rice wrapper in the plate of water for 15-20 seconds, then place it on the wet paper towel. Layer your vegetables and rice noodles onto the center of the rice wrapper. Don't fill it too much, or it will be difficult to wrap up. Fold the bottom of the rice wrapper over the filling and tuck it under the filling. Then, wrap the two sides over the filling and lightly press it against the top of the rice wrapper. Last, roll the rice wrapper starting from the bottom until it resembles a spring roll! Repeat with all of your rice wrappers.
for the dipping sauces
Step 4
To make the peanut dipping sauce, begin by whisking the peanut butter and warm water together until it makes a thick paste. Add in the soy sauce (or tamari), sriracha, agave, sesame oil, and garlic and continue to whisk. If the sauce is still too thick, add a little more warm water.
Step 5
To make the soy dipping sauce, whisk together the soy sauce (or tamari), sesame oil, agave, and garlic. And that's it! It's almost too easy.

pumpkinandpb

Hi, I’m Liz and this is my food blog where I share my love of healthy foods and whole ingredients. You will find mostly vegetarian dishes, plenty of sweets, and lots of love from this little kitchen in Durham, North Carolina!