Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce Process Shots

These Fresh Spring Rolls are easy to make, and are perfect summertime food when the weather is hot. Pair with a homemade Peanut Dipping Sauce for a delicious meal!

fresh spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce in background

Let me introduce you to my latest addiction.

My friend Jaqie and I were talking about what we’ve been eating lately (because I guess that’s normal conversation when you’re with me), and she told me she’s been making fresh spring rolls.

I always thought of that stuff as restaurant food.

I would never have even thought to make it at home.

Because when you don’t know how to make something, you always assume it’s difficult, right?

fresh spring roll being dunked in peanut sauce

But these aren’t at all.

All you have to do is soak the rice paper in water for 5 seconds, and roll a bunch of fresh veggies and chicken in it.

Seriously. And now that I know how easy they are to make, I’m addicted.

Sign of addiction #1:

I’ve been eating these for breakfast, because I just can’t wait until lunch to have them.

Because that is far too long.

And I am far too impatient.

And my stomach is very high-maintenance.

carrots, cucumber, scallions, mango, lettuce for spring rolls on cutting board

Sign of addiction #2:

I just got up from sitting down to write this post so I could go make one, because editing these photos is giving me massive cravings.

Fresh Spring Roll Ingredients on Moistened Rice Paper on Board

Sign of addiction #3:

I look into my pantry and see that I only have 3 pieces of rice paper left, and I start to panic before my brain kicks in and reminds me that I can go buy more.


I’m addicted.

Fortunately for me, these little spring rolls aren’t a bad food to be addicted to. I think they’re healthy and filling, and SO DARNED GOOD.

Closing Roll with Rice Paper by Stretching It

As far as the stuff you put in there, you can get super creative.

You can sub in shrimp for the chicken, and try different vegetables and herbs.

But since you’ll be doing a bit of knife work and julienning, let me show you how to julienne a carrot, for instance:

Slicing Carrot in Half

Cutting Carrot Downward Into Thin Slices

Cutting Carrots into thin Matchsticks

Not so bad right?

And if you’re including cucumber, I suggest you seed the cucumber first, like this:

Scooping Seeds Out of Halved Cucumbers with Spoon

Now is the part where I give you the recipe and send you off on your way to make these!

PS The peanut dipping sauce is not optional here, the two must be enjoyed together =)

PSS If you can’t find rice paper in stores, you can also buy it online on Amazon.

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Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

These Fresh Spring Rolls are easy to make, and are perfect summertime food when the weather is hot. Pair with a homemade Peanut Dipping Sauce for a delicious meal!

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For the peanut dipping sauce:

  • 5.5 oz can coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • chopped peanuts optional

For the Spring Rolls:

  • 2 chicken breasts cooked and diced (I usually use leftover chicken)
  • 1 mango julienned
  • 1 carrot julienned
  • 1 cucumber julienned
  • 2 big handfuls of spring mix
  • 8 rice paper rounds


  • Start by making the peanut dipping so we can get that out of the way. Simply mix together all of the ingredients together and keep it in the fridge.
  • For this recipe, it’s important to get your mise en place all set up. Set out a big cutting board and lay all your ingredients around, all cut up and ready to go.
  • To make a roll, immerse a rice paper round in hot (not boiling) water for 5 seconds, then quickly remove it and lay it out. Moving fairly quickly (because the rice paper will start to get stickier and stickier as it sits), start adding your ingredients on the edge closest to you. When you’re ready to roll, pull the edge closest to you over the ingredients to wrap, pull in the sides, and roll completely. Serve with the peanut dipping sauce.


Note about the quantity: You can make as many or as little rolls as you want here, and can also vary the amount of ingredients as you please.


Calories: 586kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 35g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 56mg, Sodium: 360mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 21g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.