Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls


These spring rolls are a refreshing change from the usual fried variety, and have become a family favorite. They are great as a cool summertime appetizer, and are delicious dipped in one or both of the sauces.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 spring rolls


  • 2 ounces rice vermicelli

  • 8 rice wrappers (8.5 inch diameter)

  • 8 large cooked shrimp - peeled, deveined and cut in half

  • 1 ⅓ tablespoons chopped fresh Thai basil

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 leaves lettuce, chopped

  • 4 teaspoons fish sauce

  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon garlic chili sauce

  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped peanuts


  1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to boil. Boil rice vermicelli 3 to 5 minutes, or until al dente, and drain.

  2. Fill a large bowl with warm water. Dip one wrapper into the hot water for 1 second to soften. Lay wrapper flat. In a row across the center, place 2 shrimp halves, a handful of vermicelli, basil, mint, cilantro and lettuce, leaving about 2 inches uncovered on each side. Fold uncovered sides inward, then tightly roll the wrapper, beginning at the end with the lettuce. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

  3. In a small bowl, mix the fish sauce, water, lime juice, garlic, sugar and chili sauce.

  4. In another small bowl, mix the hoisin sauce and peanuts.

  5. Serve rolled spring rolls with the fish sauce and hoisin sauce mixtures.

    Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Cook's Note:

The fish sauce, rice vermicelli, chili garlic sauce, hoisin sauce, and rice wrappers can be found at Asian food markets.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

82 Calories
1g Fat
16g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 305mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 62mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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