rice paper banh mi rolls with lemongrass pork
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Spring has sprung again, but this time in the form of delicious and customizable spring rolls for summer. “Spring roll” can refer to either small, rice paper-wrapped, deep-fried rolls (which makes the skins deliciously crunchy), or raw, chewy rice paper rolls stuffed with herbs, vegetables, and other fresh ingredients (these are also referred to as summer rolls and salad rolls). We like all kinds, though we leaned heavy on the lighter options since it is summer. But no matter the season, this app is a perfect starter for any meal.

We’ve rounded up 12 of the most creative and warm weather-friendly spring roll recipes we could find. Scroll down to check them out.

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1. Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

You don’t have to travel to Vietnam to get a taste of their culture. Vegetable and shrimp-heavy Vietnamese spring rolls with binge-worthy peanut sauce are broken down in just a few easy steps. Check out the video above. Get our Vietnamese Spring Roll recipe.

2. Rice Paper Banh Mi with Lemongrass Pork

rice paper banh mi rolls with lemongrass pork


These spring rolls are meatier than most, with lemongrass pork as the star of the show, but the fresh herbs and quick pickles are just as award-worthy. Ditto the sweet and spicy dipping sauce. Get our Lemongrass Pork Banh Mi Spring Roll recipe.

3. Rice Paper Banh Mi with Five-Spice Chicken

cool cucumber recipes for summer (five spice chicken rice paper rolls with cucumber)


Start with a rotisserie chicken and these five spice spring rolls are a breeze to assemble. Cucumber provides a refreshing crunch perfect for steamy days. Get our Five Spice Chicken Spring Roll recipe.

Related Reading: Cool Cucumber Recipes for Hot Summer Days

4. Duck Confit Fried Spring Rolls

Duck Confit Fried Spring Rolls recipe


The classic Chinese pairing of roasted duck and plum sauce make the perfect filling for this appetizer. Get our Duck Confit Spring Roll recipe.

5. Grilled Chicken and Strawberry Spring Rolls

“Get that fruit away from my meat,” – you, probably. Do not fear the seasonal strawberry. It is there to provide a balanced sweetness to your typically savory dish. Get the Grilled Chicken and Strawberry Spring Roll recipe.

6. Green Goddess Spring Rolls with Avocado Dipping Sauce

If Green Goddess rolls are filled with cucumber, spinach, and green pepper, we can’t help but wonder what the Green God roll is made of. Zucchini, kale, and green onion? The possibilities are endless. Get the Green Goddess Spring Rolls with Avocado Dipping Sauce recipe.

7. Loaded Baked Potato Spring Rolls

Loaded baked potatoes don’t discriminate when it comes to weather, so don’t fear a mid-summer carbo-load in the form of these innovative spring rolls. In fact, you should embrace the opportunity wholeheartedly and dump on even more sour cream than normal. Get the Loaded Baked Potato Spring Rolls recipe.

8. Spicy Tuna and Mango Soft Spring Rolls

Yes, you are capable of making sushi within the comforts of your own home. No, these will not last longer than 10 minutes once you make them. Get the Spicy Tuna and Mango Soft Spring Rolls recipe.

Related Reading: How to Make Sushi at Home (It’s Easier Than You Think—and Really Fun!)

9. BLT Summer Rolls with Avocado

There’s nothing more satisfying than the crunch of a BLT, which means this spring roll variety hits all the right spots in the texture department. Lettuce-wrapped everything, please. Get the BLT Summer Rolls with Avocado recipe.

10. Vietnamese Tofu Spring Rolls

Oh, eeee, ohhhh! Killer tofu! Okay, so these may not actually kill you, but the taste is killer. In fact, we’re pretty sure that Doug Funny would approve. (Even if they don’t contain mayonnaise). Get the Vietnamese Tofu Spring Rolls recipe.

11. Fresh Fruit Spring Rolls

Fresh produce is it at its peak picking time, which means it only makes sense to gather it by the handful, wrap it in rice paper, and dunk it in honey. Chowhound tested, Mother Nature approved. Get the Fresh Fruit Spring Rolls recipe.

12. Banana Spring Rolls

Frankly, it’d be blasphemous to not include a banana variety in a list of delicious spring rolls. It’s like the starchy fruit was created just so it could be wrapped and fried. Get the Banana Spring Rolls recipe.

Related Reading: 11 Banana Recipes Besides Bread

Related Video: Homemade Chili Crisp Is Another Delicious Dip for Savory Spring Rolls

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Joey is a NYC-based writer/editor, TV/radio personality, editor-at-large for Chowhound, author of "Basic Bitchen," and host of "Dish This." His work has been featured in outlets like Food & Wine, People, InStyle, Travel+Leisure, and BuzzFeed. Prior to a career in editorial, he served as the lead publicist for hit TLC shows like "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," "My Strange Addiction," and "My Crazy Obsession." In his spare time, he enjoys volleyball, visiting the beaches of Naples, Fla. (his hometown), worshipping Beyoncé, eating sour candy, writing depressing poetry, interior design, and perfecting his stand-up comedy routine. He's also been struck by lightning—quite the shocking experience.
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