19 Of The Simplest, Most Beautiful and delicious Rice Paper Rolls You Can Make Yourself! Plus Dipping Sauces!

Ever admired those stunning rice paper rolls and wraps showcased in restaurants and upscale markets? Well, guess what? You can craft them at home! And the process is simpler than you might imagine. Plus, they’re incredibly adaptable. Whether you prefer vegan, vegetarian, or seafood-filled options, or if paneer or prosciutto is more your style, these rolls can accommodate. Some culinary innovators have taken it a step further, using them to create Rice Paper Bacon, samosas, tantalizing Buffalo chicken treats, and even luxurious lobster-stuffed variations. Whether you prefer them fresh or deep-fried, the choice is yours! We’ve curated 19 mouthwatering recipes for you to explore, along with a selection of divine dipping sauces.

The BEST Summer Rolls

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Our Summer Rolls recipe is dairy-free and gluten-free, and can be stuffed with shrimp, or kept vegan with tofu. Rice vermicelli, cilantro, mint, lettuce, cucumber, scallion, cabbage – and our very own special pickled carrot that come together in a flash. The recipe has links for our homemade Sweet Chili Sauce, and also our peanut butter and ginger based Hoisin. Get the recipe for The BEST Summer Rolls.

Avocado Spring Rolls

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Try our avocado spring rolls for a delicious and easy-to-prepare summer snack or appetizer. They are freshly prepared with a mix of flavorful avocado mango salsa and vermicelli noodles to create a delightful combination of texture and flavor. So refreshing! Get the recipe for Avocado Spring Rolls.

Sweet Chili Sauce

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Our homemade Sweet Chili Sauce contains no garlic, but has all the flavor you want from the bottled kind, but it is easier on sensitive tummies. Get the recipe for Sweet Chili Sauce.

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls (goi cuon)

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Traditional Vietnamese fresh spring rolls (goi cuon) consist of pork, shrimp, lettuce and herbs wrapped in soft chewy rice paper. They are beautiful to look at and great as a refreshing appetizer or even a light meal. Your guests will be impressed! Get the recipe.

Sushi Spring Rolls

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Whether you are preparing for an office potluck or hosting friends and family at home, these delicious sushi spring rolls are sure to impress. You can create mouthwatering rolls featuring aromatic, teriyaki tofu, creamy avocado, and crunchy cucumber. Get the recipe for Sushi Spring Rolls.

Vietnamese Spring Rolls (Vegan)

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Wrapping fresh julienne vegetables, fresh herbs like basil and mint, rice vermicelli noodles and crispy mushroom shreds with rice paper wrappers will make for a delicious vegan Vietnamese spring rolls also known as fresh summer rolls. They are a popular appetizer or snack that you can also easily prepare at home. Get the recipe for vegan Vietnamese Spring Rolls.

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls with Pork and Shrimp

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Vietnamese fresh spring rolls, also known as summer rolls, salad rolls, or Gỏi cuốn in Vietnamese are delicious and easy to make to suit your allergies. These Vietnamese fresh spring rolls are wrapped with a sheet of translucent rice paper and filled with fresh veggies, rice vermicelli, some savory bites of protein, and served with a fabulous dip on the side. Get the recipe.

Garlicky Peanut Sauce

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This garlicky peanut sauce is easy to whip up in minutes, and makes a creamy, tangy dipping sauce for your rice paper roll creations. Get the recipe for Garlicky Peanut Sauce.

Mediterranean Tuna Spring Rolls

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What do you get when you take the best yellowfin tuna, and Mediterranean-inspired ingredients, then wrap them all up in a spring roll borrowed from Asian cuisine? Summer appetizer perfection. These easy Mediterranean Tuna Spring Rolls come together in less than 15 minutes, and they’re a proven crowd pleaser! Get the recipe for Mediterranean Tuna Spring Rolls.

Gluten Free Vegan Samosas in Rice Paper

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Eating gluten free can be a challenge but fortunately there are many gluten free recipes around these days. Take these gluten free vegan samosas in rice paper. You can enjoy all the texture and flavour of potato and pea samosas without the gluten or meat. This homemade Indian samosa recipe with gluten free samosa wrappers is so easy to make, too! Get the recipe for Gluten Free Vegan Samosas in Rice Paper.

Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Spring Rolls 

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Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Spring Rolls are an easy, delicious, and fun recipe you will want to make on repeat. This simple dish, made with ground chicken, veggies, and spices will become a favorite of the whole family! Get the recipe for Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Spring Rolls.

Rice Paper Bacon

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This rice paper bacon is so easy and fun to make! It requires simple pantry ingredients you can keep on hand for whenever that smoky-salty-sweet craving strikes. It’s vegan + cholesterol-free, can easily be made gluten-free, and tastes shockingly like the bacon we grew up eating. It even sizzles while it cooks! Serve it with tofu scramble for an epic vegan brunch or on a vegetarian BLT! Get the recipe.

Chicken Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

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These Chicken Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce are easy to make, healthy, and delicious! Made with fresh ingredients, shredded chicken, and dipped in a homemade peanut sauce, these spring rolls will be a go-to light meal or appetizer. Get the recipe for Chicken Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce.

Watermelon Prosciutto Vietnamese Salad Rolls with Spicy Watermelon Peanut Dip

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Just because summer is over, it doesn’t mean that watermelon season is over! These Watermelon Prosciutto Vietnamese Salad Rolls with Spicy Watermelon Peanut Dip take the humble salad roll to an entirely new level! With that distinctive watermelon burst of “freshness” in every bite, it’ll have you savouring summer all year long! Get the recipe for Watermelon Prosciutto Vietnamese Salad Rolls with Spicy Watermelon Peanut Dip.

Asparagus, Chard & Soba Summer Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Asparagus rolls.
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Ok, SUMMER ROLLS. They’re one of my favourite foods. All the textures, all the flavours. The peanut sauce, oh lordy, the peanut sauce. If there were a food I could swim in, this would be it.

I did a healthy, springtime spin on the typical vietnamese summer roll with the addition of asparagus, swiss chard and soba noodles. So yummy! Get the recipe for Asparagus, Chard & Soba Summer Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce.

Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls

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Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls are the perfect gluten free appetizers to make when you want easy, healthy finger foods with loads of flavor! My favorite way to add a little kick is with my favorite hot sauce. So for the perfect mix of hot and cool in a fun appetizer or light dinner recipe, roll up a batch of Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls.

Paneer “Summer Rolls” with Peanut Tamarind Dipping Sauce

Paneer Rolls.
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I knew I’d want to try out making paneer “summer rolls”. Soft paneer would pair well with flavors inspired by those typically found in the Vietnamese dish. Often, these summer rolls include a meat like shrimp and/or pork, vermicelli noodles, and fresh vegetables wrapped in rice paper. decided to go with paneer, mango, red pepper, cucumber and mint, but feel free to use whatever fresh vegetables you have — just know, though delicious, this isn’t by any means traditional.

While the sauce is typically made with hoisin and peanut, I decided to add in tamarind chutney to complement the paneer. The sauce makes plenty extra — toss with sesame seeds and cold noodles for a quick lunch. The result is a perfect dish for hot summers — there is almost no cooking required other than a quick grill on the paneer. Get the recipe for Paneer “Summer Rolls” with Peanut Tamarind Dipping Sauce.

Lobster Fresh Spring Rolls

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These lobster fresh spring rolls are refreshing and delicious with succulent lobster meat and crunchy vegetables. The creamy and nutty sesame dipping sauce further enhances the flavors. It takes only 30 minutes to get these impressive rice paper rolls ready. Get the recipe for Lobster Fresh Spring Rolls.

Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls

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Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls are delicious with crispy exterior and flavorful filling. This dish is a must in any traditional Vietnamese banquets or celebrations. I am sharing the authentic way to make them as well as tips to ensure they turn out golden and crispy. Get the recipe for Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls.

Quinoa Spring Rolls With Homemade Duck Sauce (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

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Easy, breezy, fresh Quinoa Spring Rolls with Homemade Duck Sauce, gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-free! Fresh rice paper wraps filled with raw veggies and red quinoa are perfect for dipping into a sweet apricot sauce! This recipe makes for a light healthy and satisfying meal! Get the recipe for Quinoa Spring Rolls With Homemade Duck Sauce.

Crispy Rice Paper Rolls

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You’ve had rice paper rolls, but have you ever tried crispy rice paper rolls? They take these classic Vietnamese rolls to a whole new level. Get the recipe for Crispy Rice Paper Rolls.

Quinoa Renaissance: 22 Inspired Recipes To Rediscover Your Love For This Grain

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Think you don’t like quinoa? Or maybe you do love it, but have become bored. We have 22 recipes that are going to light up your palate and imagination. From Kale Quinoa Salad with Blueberries, Green Beans, Feta & Pecans and Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad With Apples & Pistachios, to Asparagus Quinoa Salad with Pesto, Easy Quinoa Edamame Salad, and so many more. Nutritious AND delicious! READ: Quinoa Renaissance: 22 Inspired Recipes To Rediscover Your Love For This Grain

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  • Dede Wilson

    Dédé Wilson is a journalist with over 17 cookbooks to her name and is the co-founder and managing partner of the digital media partnership Shift Works Partners LLC, currently publishing through two online media brands, FODMAP Everyday® and The Queen Zone.

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