Spring rolls are a popular appetizer or snack in many Asian countries. They are light, refreshing, and easy to make. In this recipe, we will show you how to make spring rolls with a delicious peanut sauce. This is a perfect dish to serve at a party or as a light lunch or dinner.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Recipe Category: Appetizer
- Recipe Cuisine: Asian
- Aggregate Rating: 4.5/5
- 1 package of spring roll wrappers
- 1 small head of lettuce, chopped
- 1 carrot, grated
- 1 cucumber, sliced into thin strips
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
- 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves, chopped
- 1/4 cup of roasted peanuts, chopped
- For the peanut sauce:
- 1/4 cup of peanut butter
- 1/4 cup of hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1/4 cup of water
- Prepare all the vegetables by chopping, grating, and slicing them into thin strips.
- Fill a large bowl with warm water. Dip one spring roll wrapper into the water for a few seconds until it softens. Place it on a clean, damp kitchen towel.
- Place a small amount of each vegetable and herbs in the center of the wrapper.
- Roll up the wrapper tightly, tucking in the sides as you go. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
- For the peanut sauce, whisk together all the ingredients in a small bowl. If the sauce is too thick, add more water until it reaches your desired consistency.
- Serve the spring rolls with the peanut sauce on the side for dipping.
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- Q: Can I make the spring rolls ahead of time?
A: Yes, you can make the spring rolls a few hours ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator. Just be sure to cover them with a damp paper towel to prevent them from drying out.
- Q: Can I use a different type of nut for the peanut sauce?
A: Yes, you can use almond butter or cashew butter instead of peanut butter if you prefer.
- Q: Can I add meat to the spring rolls?
A: Yes, you can add shrimp, chicken, or pork to the spring rolls for extra protein.
- Q: Can I use a different type of sauce for the spring rolls?
A: Yes, you can use sweet chili sauce or soy sauce for dipping instead of the peanut sauce.
- Q: Can I freeze the spring rolls?
A: Yes, you can freeze the spring rolls for up to 2 months. Just be sure to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and then in a freezer-safe container.
- Q: Can I make the peanut sauce spicy?
A: Yes, you can add more red pepper flakes or a dash of hot sauce to the peanut sauce to make it spicier.
Spring rolls with peanut sauce are a healthy and delicious dish that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Here are some tips to make the perfect spring rolls:
1. Use fresh ingredients: The key to making delicious spring rolls is to use fresh and high-quality ingredients. Make sure the vegetables are crisp and the herbs are fragrant.
2. Don’t overstuff the rolls: It’s important not to overstuff the rolls or they will be difficult to roll up and may tear. Use a small amount of each ingredient and roll them tightly.
3. Dip the wrapper in warm water: Dip the spring roll wrapper in warm water for a few seconds to soften it. If the water is too hot, the wrapper will become too soft and may tear.
With these tips in mind, you can make delicious and healthy spring rolls with peanut sauce that will impress your friends and family.