Simple and quick summer snack or a starter that makes your body and mind as colourful as these rolls πŸ™‚


I am such a sucker for quick and easy food that you can take with you on the go but also that looks pretty. These rolls are so pretty that if you want to pair it with some summery skirt or top, it will fit perfectly. Okay, as you can tell I am obsessed with this recipe so much that I literally compared it with a fashion item. πŸ˜›

vegan summer rolls

Another reason to make these summer rolls is their nutritious and versatile profile. Use any fruit or veggies you wish and just roll ’em in. I used:

  • vermicelli noodles
  • baby spinach
  • carrots
  • red bell pepper
  • red cabbage
  • cucumber
  • avocado
  • pomegranate seeds

But feel free to add tofu, mango, peaches, nectarines or whatever you’re feeling it at the moment.

vegan summer rolls

As always, I will pick out one ingredient and share nutrition facts with you. You can find more about pomegranate in this post and more about spinach below

Spinach

Spinach is a very nutritious leafy green food with so many goodies. From vitamin C, vitamin K to Iron, Folic acid, Manganese, Magnesium and Vitamins B2, B6 and B1.

Nutritional value (100g):

  • Calories: 24 cal
  • Protein: 2.9g
  • Carbs: 1.3g
  • Fat: 0.2

We all know the story about Popeye and his strength coming from eating spinach. Well, what a true story that is. Spinach restores energy, increases vitality, and improves the quality of blood. It’s due to high iron levels (twice as much as most other greens).

You are probably wondering how to incorporate spinach into your diet. It’s simple, use it in everything. From smoothies to curries, sauces, salads, wraps. The possibilities are endless. And also due to its mild taste and shrinking ability, it’s easy to disguise it using other food.

Colourful Vegan Summer Rolls

Course: AppetizersCuisine: VietnameseDifficulty: Beginner
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes

It’s completely up to your preference how many rolls you wish to make so I will share ingredients in general as you might want all six rolls with spinach or just one. πŸ™‚

Ingredients

  • Rice paper wrappers (6 or more)

  • Vermicelli rice noodles

  • Baby spinach

  • Red bell pepper (julienned)

  • Carrots (julienned)

  • Avocado (sliced)

  • Red cabbage (jullined)

  • Cucumber (julliened)

  • Pomegranate seeds

  • Peanut sauce
  • 2 tbsp peanut sauce

  • 1 tbsp soya sauce

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice or apple cider vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp agave syrup

  • 3 tbsp water

  • 1 mashed garlic clove

  • 1 tsp mashed ginger (1cm ginger)

Directions

  • To a medium pot add the noodles and cover them with boiling water. Let the noodles soak until they’re tender, about 5 minutes. Drain them and transfer to a bowl.
  • Add warm water to a big round pot and slide 1 sheet of rice paper. Add enough water to cover the wrapper. Soak the paper for a couple of seconds until slightly softened but still firm enough. (about 10-15 sec) Once soften transfer to your working surface.
  • Start assembling your roll. No matter the order. You can start with noodles, followed by spinach, cucumber, carrots, and avocado. Or start with carrots, add noodles, tofu, pomegranates and cabbage. Just make sure not to overstuff it.
  • Gently fold the bottom side to the middle, then the sides and finally fold and tightly roll it to the top to stick everything together.
  • Repeat the process for all the rolls.
  • Peanut sauce*
  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well.
  • Dip the rolls in the sauce and enjoy!

Notes

  • *In case you have a nut allergy or simply don’t like the peanut sauce, feel free to dip the rolls in soya sauce.
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24 Comments

  1. Juju Holden June 24, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    These look soooo good! I wouldn’t have thought to include pomegranate seeds… Must try asap! Thanks so much xx

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    1. Thyme with Tina June 26, 2020 at 4:28 pm

      Thank you Juju! It’s definitely worth trying, love that soury kick from pomegranates πŸ™‚

      Reply
  2. Jess June 24, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    These look incredible. I’ve never actually tried to make any type of spring roll/egg roll at home. Also, the idea of pomegranate seeds is brill!

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    1. Thyme with Tina June 26, 2020 at 4:30 pm

      Ohh, thank you Jess πŸ™‚ this was my first attempt as well so 10/10 recommended! Super simple and easy πŸ™‚

      Reply
    1. Thyme with Tina June 26, 2020 at 4:34 pm

      Thanks Anna πŸ™‚

      Reply
  3. Barb June 24, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    This looks like a perfect summer meal.
    Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Thyme with Tina June 26, 2020 at 4:35 pm

      This crazy heat made me do it πŸ˜› Thanks Barbs x

      Reply
  4. Monica Tatomir June 25, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    It looks absolutely delicious,I will definitely try them! Thank you for the idea!

    Reply
    1. Thyme with Tina June 26, 2020 at 4:37 pm

      My absolute pleasure, Monica! Let me know your thoughts πŸ™‚

      Reply
  5. Shelley June 26, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    They look so good! I’ve never made them at home but I think I’m going to try. Thanks!

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    1. Thyme with Tina June 26, 2020 at 4:37 pm

      Thanks Shelley! Highly recommended πŸ™‚

      Reply
  6. Sharon June 26, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Yum!!! These look delicious… I’ve pinned for later. My kids are going to love them

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    1. Thyme with Tina June 28, 2020 at 11:45 am

      Thank you Sharon! This makes me so happy πŸ™‚

      Reply
  7. Mike June 26, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Those do look very good and tasty. I don’t do much vegan but it nice to do every once in a while.

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    1. Thyme with Tina June 28, 2020 at 11:49 am

      I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying vegan meals occasionally. That’s amazing πŸ™‚ Thanks Mike!

      Reply
  8. Rachael June 26, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    These look incredible!! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thyme with Tina June 28, 2020 at 11:50 am

      I’m glad you like it Rachael! πŸ™‚ Thank you

      Reply
  9. Julianne June 27, 2020 at 1:17 am

    I bet they taste amazing, but they also look beautiful too! I can’t wait to try these! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

    Reply
    1. Thyme with Tina June 28, 2020 at 11:50 am

      Ohhh,Julianne! Thanks so much πŸ™‚

      Reply
  10. Alicia June 28, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    This looks delicious! What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  11. Erin July 1, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    These look SO good! I love summer rolls bit usually atick to the same old fillings. I’ve got to try some of these!

    Reply
  12. lauren July 1, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    These look amazing!

    Reply
  13. Anna July 1, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    I looove summer rolls and yours look amazing! Never tried spinch and pomegrante seeds in them (I usually use Mango) but definetly will try them this way soon.

    Reply

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