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Summer Roll (Vietnamese Spring Roll) Recipe

I love ordering fresh spring rolls at Vietnamese restaurants. Here’s how to make summer rolls at home, just in time for summer! I also got you covered with a peanut sauce to serve with it.

Ingredients laid out: rice noodles, lettuce, carrot, cucumber, avocado, mint leaves, and spring roll wrapper

Summer Rolls


2 cups of rice vermicelli noodles

A pack of rice paper (You can buy this at your local Asian grocery store or at Walmart in the international aisle)

2 carrots

1 cucumber

1 avocado

1 head of lettuce

Herbs of choice (I used mint and cilantro)

1 package of cooked and frozen shrimp (substitute tofu for a vegetarian option)


  1. Let the frozen shrimp thaw by running it under room temperature water for 5 minutes or leaving it in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Prepare your noodles by bringing a pot of water to a boil. Let noodles cook for 5 minutes and drain the water out.
  3. Thinly slice your carrots, cucumber, lettuce and avocado.
  4. Fill a bowl with warm water. Submerge the rice paper in the bowl for 5 seconds, and shake off any excess water. Be careful not to soak the paper for too long, or it will get too sticky to work with.
  5. Lay the rice paper on a clear work surface. Place your fillings vertically (vegetables, herbs and protein of choice) in the middle of the rice paper. Top with a handful of cooked rice noodles. Be sure not to overstuff your spring roll!
  6. Fold the rice paper like a burrito — lift the left side and fold it into the centre, then the right side and fold it to meet the other side. Tap the folds to ensure it sticks together. Then, fold the bottom side upwards and roll the spring roll up to enclose the filling.
  7. Repeat with the remaining rolls.
Summer rolls on a grey plate with a side of peanut sauce

Peanut Sauce:


2 tbsp hoisin sauce

2 tbsp cup peanut butter

2 tbsp soy sauce

1/2 tbsp of sesame oil

2 cloves of garlic

2 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp of chopped peanuts to top


  1. Combine the ingredients in a small bowl and mix until smooth.
  2. Add the chopped peanuts on top.
  3. Serve with summer rolls!

Summer’s almost here… let’s make summer rolls! ☀️🥢🍤 Full recipe at (LINK IN BIO) 🤩 - jess #SummerRoll #Recipe #Foodie

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