Want to impress your guests with a beautiful, colorful, healthy (and shhh super easy) dish? This vegetable spring roll recipe is not only a treat for the eyes, but a delicious way to enjoy tons of plant-based nutrients!
Fresh, raw veggies pack a punch of vitamins and nutrients, plus they maintain all of their vibrant colors, making this vegan recipe a perfect dish for entertaining (but trust me, you’ll want to make this all the time).
The specific ingredients in this spring roll recipe have anti-inflammatory properties, are heart healthy, and even help improve digestion!
These vegetable spring rolls are super fun to make and look like you spent hours in the kitchen when in fact it takes less than 30 minutes to mix, chop, and roll!
If you have kids, get them involved too. Or, host an interactive dinner party! Have your guests join in the fun while sipping on some wine, because hey, wine is also plant-based after all. 😉
Now let’s get cooking! These veggie spring rolls are full of flavor, vitamins, and minerals. They’re super fun to make . . . and did we mention they’re delicious?!
Try This Delicious Vegetable Spring Roll Recipe With Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce:
Eating delicious food is even more enjoyable when you know the nutritional benefits.
As a quick preview of what’s in store, the carrots are an amazing source of beta carotene, potassium, and antioxidants, and you’ll feel satisfied from the crunchiness of the red peppers and cabbage.
The creaminess of the avocado – which is a delicious source of Omega-3 fatty acids – pairs with the delicacy of the anti-inflammatory herbs.
Ingredients for Vegetable Spring Rolls:
This recipe yields 4 spring rolls
- 1 carrot, shredded
- 1 cucumber, peeled, seeds removed, and sliced into match sticks
- 1 red pepper, ribs and seeds removed, sliced into match sticks
- ½ cup shredded purple cabbage
- 1 avocado, sliced into 1-inch slices
- 1 cup mixed greens
- 1 bunch mint leaves
- 1 bunch basil leaves
- 4 rice paper sheets
Submerge the rice sheets in hot water for a few seconds until transparent and softened. Place sheet on a flat surface and fill this middle with ¼ of the ingredients. Repeat this step with the other three rice paper sheets.
Fold the sides over and begin to tuck and roll the paper around the veggies. Slice in half and serve with Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce (recipe below).
Pro tip: If you make these spring rolls in advance, wrap each roll in a damp paper towel. Keeping them moist will help avoid them sticking to each other. These will keep for a few days in the refrigerator in an airtight container and make for an excellent lunch on the go.
Ingredients for Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce:
This yummy dipping sauce is sweetened with coconut nectar, which is actually made from coconut sap and sea salt (this is one of my favorite natural sweeteners because of the low glycemic index).
Coconut nectar has a very mild flavor and lends well as a sugar replacement to almost any recipe.
There are many peanut dipping sauces out there, but I love this recipe because many of the ingredients are probably already in your pantry or fridge.
Pro tip: This thai peanut dipping sauce also makes for a super yummy fruit dip! You can try it if you have sauce left over, or you can make extra to enjoy with fruit later.
Mix all of the ingredients together, and add small amounts of water (if needed) to thin the dipping sauce consistency. You may keep the sauce in the refrigerator for up to one week.
The sauce will thicken, so you may need to add additional water to loosen. Serve it with your spring rolls, or over sautéed vegetables.
Add This Vegan Recipe to Your Healthy Eating Lineup and Enjoy!!
Whether you are entertaining, cooking with the kiddos, or want to have an easy meal prep for the week, this spring roll recipe is your go-to for a delicious and healthy meal.
Have fun in the kitchen, be creative, and enjoy the time you spend creating healthy dishes! Don’t be afraid to mix it up. If there is an ingredient that you don’t care for, switch it out! Bean sprouts, arugula, kohlrabi are all excellent substitutes.
Healthy food does not have to be boring. It can – and should – be beautiful, fun, and fuel your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs to thrive! Enjoy!