10 Refreshing Spring Rolls for Light Meals and Snacks
Spring rolls are the perfect light main dish, appetizer, or side, making them a refreshing addition to any meal. Wrapped in a layer of tender rice paper and served fresh — not fried — spring (and summer) rolls are often filled with a hearty dose of vegetables along with other flavorful additions like meats, rice noodles, and aromatic herbs. Serve with a side of your favorite dipping sauce — we love using peanut sauce or sweet chili sauce — and you'll be ready to eat.
Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls
Rice noodles, shrimp, and a variety of herbs make these Vietnamese spring rolls a stand-out recipe. User florida gail says, "Excellent taste and they make a pleasing presentation with the colorful filling."
Chef John's Fresh Spring Rolls
Although not traditional by any means, Chef John's spin on spring rolls makes for a refreshing main dish that requires minimal cooking. Not a chicken fan? He also suggest substituting in pork, steak, or seafood.
Spring Rolls with Coconut Peanut Sauce
These vegan-friendly spring rolls are stuffed with vibrant ingredients like red cabbage, avocado, cucumber, and more. Served on the side is a decadent and savory coconut peanut sauce.
Steak Summer Rolls
Tangy carrot and daikon radish pickles add a pop of brightness to these summer rolls. By marinating the steak for several hours, you're guaranteed flavor in each bite.
Thai Chicken Spring Rolls
Chicken is marinated in a ginger-peanut sauce before being cooked and tucked into these Thai-inspired spring rolls. "I love this recipe and have made it many times. Its so versatile!" says user NorthernGirl.
Lobster and Avocado Summer Roll with Mango Coulis
Doubly rich thanks to both lobster and avocado, these summer rolls are served with creamy mango dipping sauce to round out the meal.
Spicy Crab Spring Rolls
If you love spicy crab sushi, you'll love this lightened up version in spring roll form. "This recipe was great, and surprisingly easy!" says user Ynez Record.
Chicken Caesar Spring Rolls
Convert your favorite salad into a convenient handheld dish with this recipe. All you need are five ingredients to get started.
Vietnamese Spring Rolls With Dipping Sauce
A sweet and sour dipping sauce, along with several herbs, are key to making these Vietnamese rolls. You can find Thai basil at your local Asian grocery store. User jprater says, "My husband and are no cooks but these turned out to taste like restaurant quality!"
Lemon Grass and Chicken Summer Rolls
Tangy lemon grass, cool cucumbers, spicy jalapeños, and zesty ginger all combine into these wow-worthy summer rolls. Short on time? Use a store-bought rotisserie chicken for the filling.
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