Summer rolls are a great way to eat veggies in a fun way while still feeling full. These colorful vegan rice paper rolls can include fresh vegetables, crispy vegetables, mango or rice noodles. They are easy to make and can be customized to your liking. You just have to add what you like best! And you don’t even need to know how to cook!
Plus, they’re vegetarian, no animal products required! and low in calories, which means you can enjoy them without worrying about overdosing on empty calories. You will feel light and refreshed after eating these delicacies.
What are summer rolls?
Summer rolls, known as Goi Cuon in Vietnamese, are simply made with rice paper, sushi rice or thin rice noodles, crispy vegetables, fresh greens and herbs. Traditional recipes can also include chicken or fish, such as shrimp or salmon. A perfect recipe that is heart-healthy, gluten-free, lactose-free and vegetarian!
20 rice paper wrappers
3 mangoes, cut into even slices
Avocado cut in julienne
1 small cucumber julienned
2 julienned carrots
100 g of rice noodles
2 heaping tablespoons natural peanut butter (no sugar or salt)
40ml lime juice (from 1 lime)
90 ml of water
1 tablespoon / 15 ml tamari (for the gluten-free version) or soy sauce
1 garlic clove, pressed
2 teaspoons grated ginger
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce.
- Prepare the rice noodles following the package directions.
- Beat all the ingredients for the sauce and set aside to mix the flavors.
- Moisten a clean kitchen towel and place it on a clean surface. Prepare the rice wrappers, one at a time, following the package directions. Place the rehydrated rice wrapper on the damp towel.
- Start stuffing the wrapper, but make sure you don’t overstuff it. Julienne all the vegetables in addition to the mango and avocado. Next, a stack of rice noodles.
- When you’re done with the filling, start rolling it up like a burrito. Fold the sides in and start rolling from the bottom, holding the filling well with your other hand. Keep in mind that it takes a couple of times to get the hang of it, be patient!
- Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you run out of filling and/or wrappers.
- Cut the rolls in half and enjoy them fresh, bathed in peanut sauce.